Learn To Dive

Big Ocean offers quality scuba diving and PADI courses in Zanzibar. Our diving centre is fully-equipped with all the facilities you’ll need for your holiday. We ensure that maximum safety standards are applied for every activity. Big Ocean offers all PADI courses including Divemaster courses as well as regular diving tours and snorkeling trips in the beautiful waters of Zanzibar Island.

Our Courses

Discover Scuba

Our PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is mainly for beginners and it’s the first step of learning how to dive in the waters of Zanzibar. The quick and simple course is for those who have never dived and are looking to enjoy their first scuba diving experience. This Discover Scuba Diving program will help you experience the underwater world when you go diving on a stunning coral reef and swim with the variety of underwater marine species you may have never seen before.

Course Description

Student divers will learn the basic diving skills and safety guidelines under the supervision of a PADI certified instructor. Get ready to discover how to breathe underwater and learn the essential scuba diving skills. Learn about how to become a certified diver through the PADI courses. Discover the scuba equipment you can use to dive and learn about the suitable scuba gear you can use underwater.

People with no prior experience in diving can apply for this course. To sign up for the Discover Scuba Diving course, you must be more than 10 years old and you need to be in good physical health.

Duration: 1.5 days

Scuba Equipment: Student divers will be provided with basic scuba gear such as dive gauges, mask, snorkel, regulator, fins, and a tank.

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Discover Scuba

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If you’re looking into experiencing unparalleled diving adventure during your holiday in Zanzibar, the Open Water Diver 1 course is your stepping stone to seeing the underwater world in the Indian Ocean. With PADI Open Water Diver 1 course, you can get your scuba diving certification, which is recognized across the world. You’ll learn how to scuba dive and discover the wonders of the marine world through this program.

Course Description

The PADI Open Water Diver course is a renowned scuba course for people interested in adventurous diving. You’ll learn the basic principles of scuba diving, the essential scuba skills and how to use the scuba skills and explore the underwater world. You don’t need prior experience with diving to learn this course. Just make sure you are in a good physical health.

Duration: 2 – 3 days

Scuba Equipment: Mask, snorkel, regulator, fins, buoyancy control device, swimming gears, and a tank.

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Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Program will help you expand your scuba diving skills through a variety of adventure dives. This course is all about discovery, adventure, and fun. It will help you build and increase your confidence, as you become comfortable in the water and have fun exploring the underwater world.

Course Description

Under the supervision of a PADI certified instructor, you will learn about deeper scuba diving, several adventure dives, how to plan dives to deal with the challenges and functional effects of shallow scuba diving. You’ll also learn how to navigate the underwater world using visual landmarks, kick-cycles and time. In this course, you will learn a wide range of skills and interest that will help you explore the aquatic world.

Duration: 2-3 days

Scuba Equipment: In addition to the basic scuba equipment and scuba diving gear, you’ll need dive tools and a navigation compass to explore the underwater world.

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Rescue Diver

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The PADI Rescue Diver course, you will learn how to manage and prevent underwater challenges and how to become a more confident diver who can provide help for other divers when needed.

Course Description

You can only take this course if you have completed the Advanced Open Water Diver course or if you would be interested in taking the Advanced Open Water Diver course. In the Rescue Diver course, you’ll learn how to deal with diving emergencies, what to do and how to respond to it. There will be rescue setups where you can put into practice what you have learnt. You’ll learn how to do self-rescue, how to manage stress, rescue frightened or unresponsive divers.

Duration: 3-4 days

Scuba Equipment: In addition to your scuba equipment, you will need a pocket mask for in-water resuscitation. You’ll be provided with other scuba equipment such as floats, oxygen unit, marker buoys and CPR mannequins.

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Divemaster Course

The PADI Divemaster course is for those who want to become a pro in scuba diving. It’s a certified PADI course that will help you become a professional diver with leadership skills. With a variety of training exercises and water skills, you will be able to improve your scuba skills.

Course Description

The PADI Divemaster course includes a variety of skills lessons, practical class, and appraisal. Our instructors will help you expand your diving knowledge and improve your skills to a professional level. You’ll learn how to supervise inwater activities, diving activities in every type of environment and assist an instructor. You can take this course if you have taken the Advanced Open Water Diver course, the Rescue Diver course and you have logged up to 40 scuba dives. You must also be physically and medically fit to sign up for this course.

Duration: 2 Weeks

Scuba Equipment: Apart from the basic scuba equipment, you will need a mask, wetsuit, weight belt, compass, BCD SMB and dive computer.

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Discover Scuba Diving (Pool Session & One Dive) $120.00
Discover Scuba Diving (Pool Session & Two Dives) $150.00
PADI Scuba Diver Course (Theory, Pool Session, 2 OW Dives) $320.00
PADI Open Water Course (Theory, Pool Session, 4 OW Dives) $450.00
PADI Open Water Course With E-Learning (Pool Session & 4 OW Dives) $300.00
PADI Open Water Referral Course (4 OW Dives) $325.00
PADI Advanced Open Water Course (5 OW Dives) $450.00
PADI Rescue Diver Course (EFR, Theory, Pool Session & 2 OW Dives) $460.00
EFR Course $190.00
PADI Dive Master Course $1000.00

Prices Include Course Manuals and Certification

Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, American Express) Accepted at a 5% Surcharge

Price List Is Subjected to Change Without Notice.