Tanzania Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center
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Tanzania: Jan 12-24, 2026 *

* Dates of actual trip may vary slightly based on flight schedules (yet to be determined).

Tanzania is a land of rolling plains, dramatic mountain ranges, great lakes and pristine white sandy beaches. Add to this spectacular landscape the largest wildebeest migration on earth, some of the world's most cunning predators, vibrant tribes and unspoiled coral reefs and you have a holiday destination to satisfy even the most discerning traveler!

Tanzania's close proximity to the equator provides an idyllic climate making it a year-round holiday destination whether you are looking for a beach escape, a once in a lifetime safari or a thrill-seeking climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. We will be traveling to Tanzania during one of it's two dry seasons. From the beginning of January to the end of February, the temperature sits right around 80 degrees fahrenheit. This is the best time of year for diving because temperatures are comfortable and conditions are favorable. What's more? It's whale shark season!

Tanzania | Gran Melia Arusha | Scuba Center Group Dive TripTanzania | Scuba Center Group Dive TripResting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. We will start our trip here. After our journey traveling from the States, we'll spend one night at Gran Melia Arusha to rest, recover, and prepare for the safari days ahead!


Tanzania | Tarangire National park | Scuba Center Group Dive Trip and African AdventureAfter our overnight in Arusha, we will move on to Tarangire National Park. Situated within Tanzania's spectacular Manyara Region, Tarangire National park is an awe-inspiring national park consisting of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and, not surprisingly, the predators follow. With lions being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.

During our time in Tarangire, we'll stay at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge - situated right in the park for easy access to our daily safaris.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge | Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park - home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter. Tarangire Sopa Lodge | Scuba Center Group Trip

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge | Tanzania Group Trip | Scuba CenterNgorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge | Tanzania Group Trip | Scuba CenterUp next, we'll pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania's northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colorful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area's many game parks. We'll stay at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge - a beautiful lodge with spectacular views of Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater rim. The property -which sits on 40 acres of lush green gardens and vegetation- is home to over 130 species of bird and is a wonderful location for star gazing and relaxing when we're not busy on safari game drives.`

Tanzania | Ole Serai Luxury Camp | Scuba CenterOle Serai Luxury Camp Tanzania | Hippo pool! | Scuba CenterNext, we'll move on to the Central Serengeti and stay at Ole Serai Luxury Camp - conveniently located near Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi. This area is home to the Big 5 and a Hippo pool! The camp's ideal location makes it possible to witness wildlife on site in addition to the game drives.

Next up: we'll conclude our time in the Serengeti and then move on to paradise! The next leg of our trip will be spent on Mafia Island - located off the coast of Tanzania. We'll spend 4 nights at Mafia Island Lodge - located right in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park. Here, we'll enjoy 3 days of 2 tank diving. The marine park is home to several species of nudibranch, seahorses, leaf fish, groupers, Napoleon wrasse, frogfish, and guitarfish. Dolphins are often spotted en route to the dive sites. And most excitingly, we'll be here during whale shark season!

Tanzania Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center | Mafia Island Lodge 

Tanzania Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center | Mafia Island Lodge 

  • 12 nights accommodations

  • All scheduled meals (except lunch and dinner in Arusha upon arrival)

  • 10 games drives (*weather and schedule dependent)

  • All park entry fees

  • 4x4 vehicle with English speaking driver/guide while on safari

  • Roundtrip internal flight Arusha > Mafia Island (price is subject to change)

  • 6 dives

  • Airport transfers

Not included in the package:
  • Roundtrip airfare

  • Dive equipment, nitrox, courses

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

  • Meals not listed on itinerary.

Please note the following:
  • Scuba certification card required for each diver.

  • We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership

  • We highly recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance.

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Tanzania: Jan 12-24, 2026 *
Trip Cost:  
Diver: $8895.00 per person based on double occupancy
Diver: $9995.00 per person based on single occupancy)
Non Diver: $8495.00 per person based on double occupancy

**All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Airfare not included, to be determined at time of booking flights.

Reservations / Deposit Information:

  • $1000 deposit is required at registration

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $1000 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact our Travel Department.

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