Scuba Diving in Kenya

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Are you a fun of Scuba diving? Don’t miss scuba diving in Kenya on Indian Ocean. On this site we will take you to all the best places wherescuba diving in Kenya is enjoyed most.

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Kenya's coastal waters are warm all year round so it is possible to dive without a wetsuit and have a rewarding dip under the wave almost anywhere.

Most of the diving bases are located at Malindi,Watamu or on the coast south of Mombasa.Diani Beach is probably the most popular area. There are centres here which will provide training to PADI leader level.

For underwater photogrphers,in particular, the immense coral reef is a major draw-the landscape is spectacularly varied, with shallow coral gardens and blue-water drop-offs sinking as deep as 200m and, as there are few rivers to bring down sediment, visibility is generally excellent.

If you plan to do a fair bit of snorkelling,it makes sense to bring your own mask and snorkel though they can always be rented. The Dive Sites of Kenya and Tanzania, by Anton Koornhof is highly recommended, and also covers sites suitable for snorkelling.

For fish identification, A Guide to Common Reef Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean and Kenyan Coast by Kenneth Bock. Another good book is Coral Reef Fishes -Indo-Pacific and Caribbean by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers .

Most obviously, the beaches are the launch pad for one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, rated in the top three by experienced divers, along with Australia's Barrier Reef and the Red Sea.

With breathing apparatus you can do some spectacular dives, including night and wreck dives, but even with the most limited equipment-a snorkel and a mask- you can still enter what really is another world, either taking a boat or swimming out to discover sections of reef for yourself.

The three most spectacular zones, enclosed in Marine National Parks, are far to the south off Wasini Island, the area between Watamu and Malindi, and in the extreme north, off Kiwaiyu Island.

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