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Tanzania / Zanzibar
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Sunshine Marine Lodge

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Sunshine Marine Lodge

3 star hotel
Sunshine Marine Lodge, Matemwe-Muyuni, Stonetown, Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
26 rooms
No Internet

Dive Point Zanzibar

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • 3 pools and 700m from a white-sand beach
  • Opposite Mnemba Atoll's clear seas and coral reefs 
  • Schooling fish, dolphins. nudibranchs, turtles
  • 20 rustic rooms in thatched-roof double storey bungalows
  • Rocky cliffs, gardens, wild birds
  • Fresh food, board games, Body & Mind Harmony Center
  • Reef walking, biking, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, tours
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Apr 7, 2021

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Temperature check of the staff and guest, sanitation of the gear, limited access to the equipment room

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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 45 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 50% of your total booking, and 100% if you cancel within 45 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 3 March 2020 with a travel start date between 3 March 2020 and 31 October 2020 if you cancel more than 30 days before your trip will be charged 0%, if you cancel between 30 and 15 days prior to arrival will be charged 50%, if you cancel 14 days or less before your trip will be charged 100%.

Explore diving around the Sunshine Marine Lodge

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


  • PADI dive center on north-east coast of Zanzibar
  • Walls, sloping reefs, sandy bottoms with coral rocks
  • Daily morning dive trips on spacious wooden boat
  • Boat departs from outside the resort
  • Snacks, fruits and water served during surface interval
  • Range of recreational PADI courses
  • Training pool, classroom, rental gear, shop, storage, WiFi


Dive Point Zanzibar is a small PADI dive center based on site at the Sunshine Marine Lodge. 

Diving takes place on walls, sloping reefs and sandy bottoms interspersed with rocks covered in coral. 

The team offer daily dive and snorkelling trips to the north-east coast of Zanzibar and Mnemba Atoll. Dive trips depart in the morning and come back around lunchtime. During the surface interval, snacks, fruits and water are served.

A range of recreational training courses are taught including Discover Scuba, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. Specialties are available. Course can be taught in English, French, Danish and Polish. 

Facilities include a training pool, spacious classroom, rental gear, small shop and storage area. WiFi is provided throughout. The spacious wooden dive boat is moored out the front of the resort. 

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PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Description

Sunshine Marine Lodge is a rustic and intimate lodge on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, facing the Mnemba Atoll. 

Diving in this region offers clear blue seas, corals, schools of reef fish, turtles, dolphins and brightly coloured nudibranchs. The resort's prime position affords easy access to the best dive sites in Zanzibar. 

The lodge is comprised of 20 rooms spread out around seven thatched-roof, double storey bungalows. The grounds offer rocky cliffs, Tanzanian shrubbery with wild birds and views of the light blue, shallow seas. Three swimming pools and white sand beach are both complemented by padded sun loungers. 

The restaurant and bar serves a variety of fresh food and drinks all day. Board games are available.

Enjoy reef walking, biking, deep sea fishing, kite surfing or a spice or Stone Town tour. The new Body & Mind Harmony Center is available for yoga and relaxation. 


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How to get there


  • A taxi will be arranged to transfer you between Stone Town/Airport and the lodge. 
  • If you choose to take an independant taxi, be aware that not all taxi drivers are familiar with the lodge and may confuse it with Sunshine Hotel, further south down the coastline.
  • Check-in starts at 12 noon


  • Please check out by 10am
  • A $1pppn infrastructure tax will be charged at check-out
  • A return transfer to the airport can be arranged by the resort.


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