About Us

  • At Divine Diving, our goal is to form a community of happy, confident divers, from all over the world.

  • We want our divers to return to us year after year, to relax and enjoy a beautiful diving vacation. We are a professional 5 Star PADI Dive Center, with a dedicated team passionate about marine life and diver education.

  • We offer a high quality scuba diving experience in a fun and safe atmosphere.

  • Join our divers in exploring the diverse coral reefs surrounding Zanzibar Island.

  • First time diving? Or interested in more advanced training?

  • We have options for every experience level. See our list of Diving Courses.

Divine Diving office is situated in Amaan Bungalows, the club is operating near the Cholos

Why Divine Diving?

  • Why Divine Diving?

    • We are a professional, highly rated PADI Dive Center.

    • Our team is made of highly experienced Instructors and Divemasters.

    • We have extensive knowledge of the area, coral reefs, marine life, and biodiversity.

    • We offer breathing technique (Pranayama) classes, to improve air consumption and enjoy a more relaxed dive.

    • We emphasize safety first. Our dive professionals are trained in first aid and accident procedures.

    • Our dive groups are small to provide high quality, personalized service.

    • Our equipment is consistently serviced and upgraded. We are the only Mares equipped dive center in East Africa.

    • Nungwi village is the doorway to the best diving in Zanzibar and East Africa

    • Explore over 25 fantastic dive sites, with excellent biodiversity, abundant, vibrant corals and marine life.

    • We offer an excellent value-for-money experience with extreme attention to detail.

    • Affiliated with DAN Decompression Chamber in Matemwe.

    • We are an international team speaking English, Hebrew, Spanish, French and Swahili.

Our Team

Opaz Michael

Opaz Michael

PADI Diving Instructor

Opaz born in Jaffa, Israel on the Mediterranean coast. Opaz is a PADI Diving Instructor and has been diving since 1998. He has been living in Zanzibar for the last 6 years. Opaz backpacked in East Africa for one year travelling in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. He also use to work at Maslul where he gave presentations and advise about trips to East Africa for travellers.

Oscar Domingo

Oscar Domingo

PADI Diving Instructor, Kite Instructor & RYA Yachtmaster

Oscar Domingo is from Barcelona, Spain. He has been working the last 9 years in Zanzibar combining diving, kitesurfing, liveaboard charters, and delivery of boats. In the last couple years he has made two Ocean crossings. Oscar has a degree in Business Administration and Economics. Oscar is happy to help with fish identification and discuss local marine life. You will see him constantly working on various gardening and carpentry projects around Cholo’s beach.

Raphael Bendelac

Raphael Bendelac

Diving Club Manager

Rapha is French and Israeli. Raphael has worked in diving in various positions for many years. He is a PADI instructor since 2014 with more than 5,000 dives. He is a marine biologist and very passionate about nature and conservation. Before this Raphael managed a sea turtle Rehabilitation center in Israel. He has worked as a skipper for yachts and is a certified trimix technical diver. He loves to trek and travel around the world!

Marisa van Vuuren

Marisa van Vuuren

Yoga Teacher & PADI Dive Master

Born in South Africa in the Karoo. She’s being diving since 2003 and is a PADI Dive Master. Marisa is a Sivananda qualified Yoga Teacher trained in India, Vrindavan and has been practising yoga for 12 years. She also graduated in a BA degree in Corporate Communication and Tourism Management.

Juma Omar

Juma Omar

PADI Dive Instructor

Juma Omar Ali is a PADI Instructor since 2008. He is from Wasini Island, South of Kenya where he fell in love with diving. Juma has been diving since 1995 and living in Zanzibar four years.

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith

PADI Dive Instructor

Rachael Smith is a PADI (MSDT) Instructor since 2013. She is originally from the coast of Northern California. She has worked as a scuba diving instructor and educator in various Caribbean countries. Rachael has an environmental science degree and is interested in links between human rights and the environment. She loves teaching diving, traveling, and learning about all water sports and activities!

Ali Mbarouk

Ali Mbarouk

PADI Dive master

Ali Mbarouk Ali from Stonetown has been with us almost two years as a PADI Divemaster. He worked as a Divemaster in Zanzibar for four years before that so he is very experienced about our local reefs and marine life. Ali has also worked sailing yachts and catamarans. Ali loves music and dance; ask him to take you to a local party!

Ambrosini Mrisho Mohamed

Ambrosini Mrisho Mohamed

PADI Dive Master

Ambrosini Mrisho Mohamed is from Tanga, Tanzania. He has been in Zanzibar six years, working with Divine Diving the whole time. If you want to add Ambrosini on facebook search ‘Amrosio Zanzibar.’ He started here as a DMT and has been with us from the very beginning and done all his divemaster training with Opaz and Oscar.

Kidanga Mussa Jabir

Kidanga Mussa Jabir

Operations Manager

Kidanga Mussa Jabir is originally from Nungwi and has been with Divine Diving for four years. Before him his father worked with us. Mussa is Operations Manager; he is extremely knowledgeable and helpful ask him if you need any local information! His father brought him to Divine so through his work here he hopes that people remember and honor his father.

Hamdu Kombo Haji

Hamdu Kombo Haji

Captain

Hamdu Kombo Haji is our Captain. He is originally from Tumbatu island (we love to dive the reefs of Tumbatu!). Hamdu has worked as a boat captain locally for more than 13 years so he is very knowledgeable about our local waters. After diving and fishing for many years Hamdu now enjoys staying above the water captaining the boat. He loves to travel and explore East Africa.

Rajabu Abdallah Bakari

Rajabu Abdallah Bakari

Boat Captain

Rajabu Abdallah Bakari is from Tanga, Tanzania. He has been on Zanzibar Island for five years and with us three years. Raja is a boat captain and snorkeling guide. You will see him assisting other captains, managing the anchor, and leading snorkelers.

Omari Hamadi Abdallah Suleman

Omari Hamadi Abdallah Suleman

Captain and snorkeling guide

Omari Hamadi Abdallah Suleman is our captain and snorkeling guide. He is originally from Pemba Island where he also worked in diving. He has lived in Zanzibar six years. Omari is a very gentle and patient snorkeling guide; he enjoys meeting people from all over the world. In his free time he likes to go fishing!

All about Divine Diving dive center

Zanzibar diving scenery
Zanzibar diving scenery