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Paje Beach Apartments & Hotel

Hotel category

3 Star

Rooms

12

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • The house lagoon offers a high chance to see dozens of blue spotted stingrays and further out you can snorkel with bottlenose dolphins
  • Choose from a selection of over 20 local sites, including calm inner-lagoon dives, sloping outer-reef dives, and some wreck or wall diving for all levels
  • Pick up a new water-based skill in between dives with the world-class Aquatics Kite and Surf School on site
  • After an active day in the ocean, refuel at the restaurant with fellow divers or cook something up in your private kitchen
  • Take your scuba diving to the next level and challenge your knowledge with the Divemaster and Instructor Development Courses on offer

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Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 21 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Paje Beach Apartments & Hotel is a scuba diver's paradise, sharing its beach with a multi-award winning 5* PADI IDC dive center.

A great choice for those who love an active break. With direct access to pristine dive sites, bike rental, and a swimming pool, you're guaranteed an exhilarating stay.

There's also the world-class Aquaholics Kite and Surf School on the beach, where you can learn to kite in a flat-water spot or work on your surfing skills without the crowds between dives.

Sun, sand and diving all work up an appetite. The hotel's restaurant and bar serves great food for both day time and in the evenings, with a happy hour from 5-7pm every night. If you'd rather refuel at your own pace, the rooms are equipped with a stovetop and fridge.

Explore diving around the Paje Beach Apartments & Hotel

What to see

Zanzibar’s warm equatorial waters attract a myriad of ocean creatures that habituate both the reef and the deeper pelagic waters. Common favourites among divers are blue spotted rays, crocodile fish, ribbon eels and dolphins.

For advanced divers that wander into the outer reefs and deeper waters there is the opportunity to see barracuda, white tip, black tip reef and whale sharks. In addition Zanzibar is a magnet for macro creatures with various species of nudibranchs, frogfish and ghost pipefish. Night diving on the islands is recommended with sighting of hunting Bluefin trevally and honeycomb morays.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • This 5* PADI IDC center has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • There are three superb dive sites just within the house reef itself, that are protected from the elements for a calm and safe diving experience
  • There's a further eight sites in the outer reef, including some spectacular wall and cave diving
  • Stingray City is just a 15 minute boat ride away and offers a high chance of seeing dozens of Blue Spotted Stingrays
  • The boats are plastic-free! Help to protect the planet as you dive while using the free water refills or take part in one of their regular beach and underwater clean ups
  • Non-divers can take a day trip to a protected marine reserve or choose from one of two snorkeling tours

Description

Buccaneer Diving is East Africa's leading dive company and a PADI 5* IDC centre, on Paje Beach in Zanzibar.

Whether you’ve never breathed underwater before or you’re a seasoned diver looking to explore the picturesque reefs of Zanzibar, Buccanner Diving's expert instructors will make your trip the best yet. From customized boats to luxury accommodation options, you’ll experience the best Zanzibar has to offer.  

The center offers a selection of over 20 local dive sites suited to all experiences, levels and tastes. These vary from inner-lagoon dives, sloping outer-reef dives, and wall dives. Some of which are further afield and some require diving experience of an advanced level. All of the dives are drift dives with a boat following the dive group for support. 

There are three dive sites within the reef just 15 minutes boat ride from our base in Paje and Jambiani. Because the lagoon is within the barrier reef it is protected from the outside elements, creating calmer conditions for both marine life and divers! The depth ranges from 6 m to 22 m.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Rebreather Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Fly to Abeid Karume Airport Zanzibar. 
  • From there, the team will pick you up and bring you to the resort (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • The journey will last around 1 hour. 
  • Check in time is 2 pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • The team will drop you back at the airport following check out (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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