and Gecko Nature Lodge


welcome to your Flora and fauna experience ABOVE WATER and the PRISTINE diving experience on pemba island


We ARE now the only raid instructor training center north of south africa, AND THE ONLY ONE WITH NITROX, DECO 40, DECO 50, and other technical diving courses. please contact us for all professional training courses and internships. 

Pemba has the most spectacularly healthy reefs in East Africa , and has one of the top prolific reef systems in the world. As Gavin Goodhart , Director Of Ambrosia Television (UK) recently said. "I would say that Misali Island and especially the north of Pemba are easily one of the healthiest 30 reefs in the world." When we first heard this, we were disappointed that we were not in the top five... but then it’s just an opinion.

We have coral covered walls, coral strewn reef slopes, and enormous, healthy bommies and fans that are surrounded by reef fish. Our local fishing community is generally and happily inept. This means that we see schools of chevron barracuda, yellow fin tuna, Jacks and snapper. Giant groupers sit territorially on our reefs and most sites have a resident Maori wrasse.

Our dive sites are simply stunning. Ribbon eels, fire dartfish and leaf-fish can be found on many of our reefs. Our Nudibranch are a specialty. We see a large variety on every dive, and we often see the famous 30cm Spanish dancer!


Swahili Divers is the only RAID Diving Instructor Training Facility in East Africa offering the full range of recreational technical and specialty diving courses. we are the only facility on the island to offer SIDE MOUNT certification, TWIN BACKMOUNT. Deep 40, and DECO 40 AND DECO 50. Nitrox EAN30 is available now, and we are the ONLY provider on Pemba to offer it. We only use state of the art diving equipment regularly serviced and maintained by our in house specialists.  

Pemba is the perfect place to learn to dive safely, increase your skill level and learn new specialities.





Two Tank Dive

USD 170.-

Three morning dives

USD 240.-



Three day dive pack (6 morning dives)

USD 450.-

Five day dive pack (10 morning dives)

USD 650.-



Resort dive (Try dive/Discover the Ocean dive) with training

USD 200.-

Extra dive over normal package

USD 70.-



Refresher dive pre booked and prepaid

USD 150.-

*Prices DO NOT include equipment hire. Equipment is charged separately (see below).

*All divers are required to have a dive computer (Included in equipment hire)

NB: Prices do not include Marine Park fees Or Chamber Fee


our equipment


Swahili Divers uses only the best and most rugged AQUALUNG Equipment, APEX Specialty Equipment and LUXFER Cylinders. Aqualung and APEX make some of the finest dive equipment in the world. We our strong associations with manufacturers we can supply all your needs at very competitive pricing. We have Back Mount, Side Mount, Twin Back Mount, and Stage setups.


Most divers prefer to use equipment they are familiar with that fit them comfortably.
However we realize that for many reasons this cannot always be possible or practical, we therefore maintain a full line of reliable equipment in various sizes to fit any of your needs. Do not worry about excess luggage, or the risk of loss and damage, just enjoy your time with us. We provide a complete line of regularly serviced equipment ranging from mask and fins. Underwater cameras and lights are available at an extra cost for hire.

USD 55.- (including computer)

USD 100.- (including computer)

USD150.- (including computer)

1 day equipment hire

3 day equipment hire

5 day equipment hire