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Turtle at Amazon, Zanzibar, Tanzania dive site - courtesy of Blue World Diving

Zanzibar Scuba Diving

Dive Site: Amazon

Location: Ukombe Reef, Fumba, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Description: Reef / drift

Depth: 10 - 12 metres average (30 - 40 feet), 17 metres max (56 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: ****

A drift dive along a beautiful sloping reef dotted with smaller coral outcrops. Here you can view amazing whip corals up to 2 metres in length, Christmas tree bushes teeming with damselfish, lionfish, pipefish, anemonefish, geometric and marbled moray eels and the occasional giant lobster. The dive site is famous for its population of blue spotted stingrays which can be seen on every single dive hiding under crevices and darting across the sandy sea bottom. Pelagics do roam this site and you can often see Spanish mackerel, snappers and tuna darting into the deep.

Ukombe Reef, Fumba consists of 5 nautical miles of fringing reef and coral outcrops. Pristine formations including plate, table and staghorn corals dominate the shallower depths making it a haven for numerous tropical fish. The shallow depths along this reef make it a fantastic dive for beginners and all levels of diver. Those wanting to try underwater photography will love this site for its beautiful corals.

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