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Embark on an unforgettable journey with Blue Escapes across three enchanting islands in Tanzania. Explore East Africa’s wildlife and pristine marine landscapes, all while contributing to responsible travel and supporting local conservation efforts. Our trips are designed for everyone, regardless of diving experience. Join us in uncovering hidden treasures beneath the waves and on the shores. Dive in with purpose and experience the magic of the Indian Ocean as we collectively transform both you and the world around us.

Our Boat - Blue Escapes Tanzania
Jigar - Blue Escapes Tanzania

Meet Jigar Kothari, the founder of Blue Escapes. During a gap year from Princeton University in 2014, Jigar fell in love with scuba diving, dedicating the next eight years to becoming a seasoned dive master. Witnessing the degradation of marine life in Zanzibar, he was inspired to create Blue Escapes. In 2019, he discovered the pristine underwater world of Mafia, sparking the idea for exceptional liveaboard experiences. With a clear mission formed during his MBA at the University of Oxford, Blue Escapes was born.

Join us on catamaran excursions to explore Tanzania’s uncharted islands, marvel at its underwater paradise, and contribute to the preservation of marine ecosystems.

One of the most incredible experiences of my life! I have always had a fear of deep water and Blue Escapes gave me the safespace for me to experience diving. The instructors were patient and supportive and the catamaran catered to every need. It was surreal, with colorful marine life and incredible food. My experience in Tanzania was unique and I hope to bring more of my friends here too.

Nitya NangaliaOxford MBA, SEWA Bharat, India

This was my first liveaboard experience and it truly exceeded my expectations! From getting my diving certification to exploring the beauty of Tanzanian Islands for the first time, Blue Escapes was always by our side. They effortlessly manage every detail of our trip and make this vacation unlike any other! I don't think words can explain the exhilaration of swimming next to whale sharks in the morning and having a freshly prepared feast awaiting us after.

Anjani BahanpureADSS, Dubai

Traveling with Blue Escapes was a truly magical experience. The sailing crew is very experienced and professional, which makes for a safe and pleasant trip. The landscapes in Tanzania are breathtaking and the diving spots are some of the best in the world. We were lucky enough to free dive along with whale sharks, which was most definitely the highlight of the trip. Can recommend 100%!

Daniel ArràzolaOxford MBA, IFC, Colombia

My diving expedition to Tanzania was truly extraordinary. The pinnacle of this journey were the encounters with whale sharks and wild dolphins. I experienced a range of dives in the crystal-clear waters, including shore dives, night dives, and regular dives, all under the expert guidance of professional and friendly instructors. The beach was nothing short of picturesque, the hospitality aboard the catamaran was consistently warm and welcoming, and the cuisine was simply exquisite.

Sarin Boivin PicardOxford MBA, NextGen Venture Partners, Canada

The Blue Escapes experience was magical for a non-swimmer like me. The catamaran's amenities and expert crew provided a safe environment. The scuba diving was nothing short of spectacular, with vibrant coral reefs and encounters with graceful turtles, playful dolphins, and a magnificent 7-meter whale shark. The chef's culinary artistry with fresh, local ingredients was a true delight. I made lifelong friends during the trip and would highly recommend this extraordinary experience.

Paaras BelandoorOxford MBA, Kryator Technologies, United Kingdom