The Rising Sun Dive Centre is the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Certified Dive Centre in Zanzibar

Located at Breezes Beach Club & Spa, part of The Zanzibar Collection on Bwejuu Beach on the south-eastern coast of Zanzibar, The Rising Sun Dive Centre is enhancing its diving experience by offering RAID diving courses, allowing divers to learn at their own pace through technologically advanced e-learning materials. By undertaking the e-learning courses prior to arriving at the centre, more time is spent in the water, discovering the amazing aquatic life that inhabits the Indian Ocean.

The Rising Sun Dive Centre has earnt an enviable reputation as being one of the leading and most innovative dive centres in Zanzibar. It is continuously developing and enhancing its offering, attracting divers from beginners to professionals, from across the globe. There are several dive sites that surround The Rising Sun Dive Centre, all of which are easily reached in under 30 minutes on comfortable, purpose-built dive dhows.

“RAID is internationally recognised as one of the most technologically advanced SCUBA diving and training experiences. Combined with our PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic certification, we are offering one of the most comprehensive diving experiences in Zanzibar,” Adriano Fusillo, owner of The Rising Sun Dive Centre, told Essential Journeys. “Our location is unspoiled, raw and pristine. Diving into the warm tropical waters reveals a vibrant array of coral and fish as far as the eye can see. Shoals of varying species of fish, an abundance of rays, turtles and Napoleon wrasse can all be seen in the waters surrounding the centre.”

The Rising Sun Dive Centre is part of The  Zanzibar Collection, (, a privately owned collection of four beautiful, award winning boutique hotels: Beaches Beach Club & Spa, Baraza Resort & Spa, Zawadi Hotel and The Palms, each totally unique in their own way, but all offering attention to detail, personalised service and an authentic experience, inspired by the magic of Zanzibar.