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Buccaneer Diving in Paje Zanzibar is a 5* PADI IDC center which means we are able to take a diver for their very first plunge all the way through to becoming a PADI professional.

Our Instructor Development Course is coming up in a couple of months so we have a few interns working with us gaining experience in the world of PADI Scuba Diving Centers.

As an intern you’re expected to throw yourself into the hard graft of lifting tanks to and from the boat, setting up clients equipment, cleaning the boats, and assisting Divemasters and Instructors where necessary – the list goes on. BUT you also get to Scuba Dive twice a day; confidently tick off your various PADI courses, perfect techniques such as your buoyancy control and air consumption. Your office soon becomes the various dive sites in front of our dive center in Paje, your commute to work is a mere walk along the beach or a boat ride out towards the reef and you soon become an expert on all the wonders that live below our ocean such as leaf fish, sting rays and even sea horses.

Our IDC course runs from the 05th until the 16th November and we still have plenty of space for those of you keen to peruse a PADI career.

Creature Feature “Lion Fish”

Everything about the Lion Fish says “don’t touch!” It’s black and white stripes, needle like dorsal fins and general cantankerous demeanor!

The Lion Fish (pictured above) may be venomous and deliver a painful sting to a human if touched but remains a sort after spot while on Scuba.

The largest Lion Fish can grow up to 15” but average about a foot in length and live up to 15 years in the wild.

We’re lucky enough to see them on a regular basis on nearly all of our dive sites here in Paje.