Mnemba Island is an atoll set within a marine reserve just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. It is comprised of four distinct habitats which are home to a diverse array of Indian Ocean wildlife. Diving or snorkeling at Mnemba is stunning, on the inside it’s similar to swimming in a giant aquarium and the outside offers excellent wall/drift dives. The island itself is a breeding ground for turtles and they are often seen gliding by with dolphins, large schools of fish, whale sharks and humpback whales (when in season).
Situated just 30 minutes from Zanzibar, Mnemba Atoll is a popular diving and snorkelling site and for just $50, visitors are provided with the necessary gear to snorkel for three hours (or dive depending on the desired number of dives), as well as snacks and water. Calm conditions are most frequent in September/October, though visibility is optimum in January.