There are many dive sites in Pemba: they range from the shallow marine park at Misali Island to the stunning walls of the northern reefs. Murray’s Wall and Slobodan’s Bunker are two favourites. We are lucky in that our own in-house NAUI Instructor Trainer Raf Jah found many of the dive sites in Pemba. These images show the true beauty of Tanzania’s underwater landscapes.
Pemba’s dive sites stretch all along the island -starting in the far north of Ras Kigomasha, with the rolling underwater hills of “Lighthouse” and “Shimba Hills”. The gaps of Njao and Fundo conceal some of the most impressive wall diving.
The steep sides drop down to 90metres (300ft) and the occasional shark swims by. At Trigger Corner, a school of resident barracuda hang around at 10m (30ft). Further south is Major Eggers’ Ascent, so named after Major (now Lt. Colonel rtd) Mike T. Eggers, who first dived the site with Raf Jah and conducted an ascent at the end of the dive which was memorable. He did this on all his three successive dives at the new location and so the site was named. The site Aquarium gives way to Major Eggers Is In Kabul (yes he came back and we found him yet another site).