Immerse yourself in Encounter Marine Park - Encounter Sanctuary Zone
Coral near Dirkhartog
Tanzania Marine & Diving with Frontier in Mafia Island
Whale Sharks & Diving - Tanzania Coast
U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Mark Childress Observes Training in Rungwa Game Reserve
The Marine Park and Reserves Unit of Tanzania was formed in 1994 under the Marine Parks and Reserve Act No 29, of 1994. Previously all marine life and biodiversity was under the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. The population along the 1400 km Tanzanian coastline has reached to over 10 million and the increase in number of people who's livelihood depends on the marine resource has also increased. The increase in population has caused various threats to the marine life due to over fishing, coral mining and unplanned increase in settlements. To protect the marine biodiversity the Government of Tanzania established the Marine Park and Reserves unit in 1994 with Mafia Island Marine Park as the first marine park.