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Buccaneer Paje

Buccaneer Paje is a vibey dive centre based at Paje Beach Apartments & Hotel and partnered with the ever popular Ocean Restaurant. We rarely see other divers on our pristine reefs and spend lots of time exploring the many kilometres of untouched drop offs and pinnacles.

Buccaneer Diving has been teaching and leading diving on the East African Coast for over thirty years and as a PADI Instructor Development Diving Centre we have taught many of the amazing PADI Diving Instructors and Divemaster's teaching and earning a living throughout the whole Swahili Coast. We are hugely proud of our hand picked team of Tanzanian, Kenyan and International Instructors educated in house who make sure that you have a blast diving safely in the magical waters of South East Zanzibar.

What better way to introduce you to our team than in their own words below.

Meet the Team

Wycliffe Mainye

Head Honcho

Wycliffe Mainye

My name is Wycliffe Mainye. I am a PADI Staff Instructor and Kenyan by Nationality. Aside from my diving education I also hold an Msc in Strategic Management-Nairobi University & a
BSc in Human Resources- Makerere University.

I enjoy diving but I love the business of diving the most. As a leader nothing drives me the more than happy customers.. 🤔

Naim Abdi (Didi)

PADI Instructor

Naim Abdi (Didi)

My name is Naim Abdi aka Didi. I am a PADI Open Water Instructor and Kenyan by nationality. I love teaching and certifying new divers and my favourite thing is finding nudibranch.

Polar Hamza

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Polar Hamza

My name is Polar Hamza. I am a PADI MSDT Instructor & Tanzanian by nationality. I love teaching new divers by taking them to the underwater world and my favorite thing is diving in shipwrecks.

Amy Phillips

PADI Staff Instructor

Amy Phillips

My name is Amy, I’m from Kenya and I’m a staff instructor and I love surfing, diving, kiting and anything to do with the water

Nahodha B Usama (Beka)

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Nahodha B Usama (Beka)

I go by the names Nahodha B Usama but well known as Beka aka Jack Sparrow.I am a PADI Open Water Instructor.Am Tanzanian by nationality, I like to teach, certify new divers & have fun.My favourite fish is Seahorse

Shauri

PADI Divemaster

Shauri

My name is Shauri. I am a Padi Divemaster and am a Tanzania nationality. I just love diving😀.

IBRAHIM R MHAJI

PADI Divemaster

 IBRAHIM R MHAJI

My name is IBRAHIM R MHAJI
I am a PADI Dive Master
My Nationality is Tanzanian
My favorite things is to Dive with crazy people🤣coz i really like laughing to make me grow up🤣

Bernald Ramadhani (Ben)

Rescue Diver, snorkel guide, assistant boat driver and Jack of all trades

Bernald Ramadhani (Ben)

My name is Bernald Ramadhani. I am a PADI Rescue diver and assistant captain. Tanzanian by Nationality. I love leading Snorkeling and making sure people are safe and having a good time..

Haji A Shaibu

Divemaster

Haji A Shaibu

My name is Haji A Shaibu, I am an honest man a very polite man and a perfect gentleman. I am never in a hury but I am always ready. I am a Tanzanian man from Zanzibar. I was born in 1988 I have a wife and one child, my only hobby is reading books and watching TV. I have worked at a school and I have been a taxi driver, I am not in the habit of doing anything without a good reason. Now I find myself explore the aquatic realm something I will never forget. I am a PADI Divemaster an unforgettable experience. I feel free underwater and have fun. I meet new friends and share the adventure of the underwater world.