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Diving in Kenya

Explore diving in Kenya

If you’re going diving in Kenya, check out the Vuma Caves near Kilifi Creek – at a depth of 20 metres beneath the surface, the interior of the caves is a refuge for eels, large grouper and barracuda. Exit is through a 10 metre chimney which emerges through a hole in the reef above.

Watamu Marine National Park is an important area for egg laying for the green sea turtles, which lay on the beaches at Watamu several times a year and they are often seen around this reef.

Nearby Moray Reef has a breathtaking overhang dropping 28 metres to a sandy bottom. The coral here is a refuge for octopus, eel and a massive semi-tame moray. Whale sharks pass through each year from October to February, with good sightings reported each day.

Diani Beach features the most rounded diving in Kenya with numerous reef and wreck dive sites and year-round sightings of turtles and dolphins. Between November and April there is also the chance to spot whale sharks and manta rays. Other interesting marine life in addition to reef regulars include the elusive Guitar ray and others.

Wrecks around Kenya include the purpose-sunk MV Alpha Funguo in Diani, the MV Dania in Mombasa and the MV Fish Eagle in Kilifi.

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