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Learn to Dive or Snorkel With Scuba Do Zanzibar

Whether you’re an experienced diver hoping to master a certain skill or have never dived or even snorkelled before, Scuba Do’s relaxed and professional instructors can teach you in one of the most idyllic environments in the world.

Keen to learn but worried about spending your holiday in a classroom? We have the answer! Try PADI eLearning which enables you to do all of your academic coursework online before arriving in Zanzibar! After a short quiz, you will be straight to the water for the more exciting part... scuba!

Despite our remote location, we utilise the latest in PADI multi-media and "Prescriptive Teaching" methods. Our classroom is open air overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and Kendwa's powder white sand beach. Your self-study can be done while soaking up the Zanzibari sun or relaxing in your beach-side bungalow and your classroom time will be minimised.

We follow all PADI standards and guidelines to give you the most rewarding learning experience. We also offer you flexibility and arrange your course to fit your holiday plans. You are welcome to take a day off to relax on the beach or perhaps to take in a spice tour.


We believe that when you learn to dive you deserve personal attention. We have a number of instructors, which is why all of our classes are guaranteed to be small. You will receive personal attention in both the classroom and open water environment.

We offer all levels of PADI courses, from beginner through to professional. PADI courses available at Scuba Do are listed below. You can simply click on the title of the course and you will be taken to the PADI web site to see all prerequisites, course descriptions and required information. If you should have any further questions or would like to book your course in advance, do not hesitate to contact us via phone or e-mail.

Beginner Courses

Discover Snorkelling - an introduction for the first-time snorkeller to the underwater world!

Discover Scuba Diving - either a half or full day introduction to scuba diving with a qualified instructor, and if you love it... this day can be credited as the first day of your open water diver course!

Scuba Diver - in 2-3 days, have a diving qualification which allows you to dive with a PADI professional down to 12 metres... or carry on for an additional two days to be a fully qualified open water scuba diver.

Open Water Diver - in 4-5 days, you will be a fully-fledged scuba diver with your ticket to dive down to 18 metres anywhere in the world!

Advanced Courses

Adventure Diver - qualified divers are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge and experience by collecting adventure dives in areas such as night diving, multi-level / computer diving, deep diving, underwater navigation, drift diving, peak performance buoyancy, fish identification, underwater naturalist, underwater photography, boat diving, etc.

Advanced Open Water Diver - once an open water diver has collected 5 adventure dives (see above) he or she can register as an advanced open water diver... or sign up for this course for five adventure dives! (Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation are required for this qualification.)

Specialty Courses - to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards for various special-interest areas in diving. Let us know your areas of interest and we will advise the specialty courses best suited for yourself!

Emergency First Response - open to divers and non-divers alike, this courses teaches primary and secondary emergency care. As a pre-requisite to the rescue diver course, you will learn and practice CPR and rescue breathing techniques in addition to other first-aid procedures.

Rescue Diver - learn to look beyond yourself to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Rescue diver training prepares you to help prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies using a variety of techniques. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course is enjoyable and builds your diving confidence.

Professional Courses

Dive Master - expands the problem solving skills developed by the PADI Rescue Diver program, and extends it from accident management and prevention scenarios to supervisory situations with student divers and certified divers. Dive master problem solving may include more than safety-related issues, and include handling customer service, business and operational challenges. Training divemasters also master diving theory, prepare emergency evacuation plans, map dive sites and must demonstrate competancy in waterskills and stamina.

Assistant Instructor (AI) Course - introduces teaching techniques for skill and knowledge development with emphasis on programs which PADI assistant instructors may conduct. Completion of the Assistant Instructor course (minimum 3 days) qualifies you to enroll in the Open Water Scuba Instructor course.

Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course - introduces the entire PADI system and focuses on further developing abilities as a professional dive educator. Completing this program (minimum 4 days) allows you to qualify to participate in the PADI Instructor Examination, which is an objective evaluation of you skills and knowledge to assess your ability to be a diving instructor by PADI head office staff. (2 day examinatio

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