A private swimming pool (3,6m deep) was designed for diver training. PADI courses are available with instruction from our elect multilingual team of expatriate instructors. Our custom made boats are fast, powerful, and comfortable, equipped with the latest Yamaha engines, bottom profilers, GPS, VHF radios, DAN Oxygen and Fist Aid equipment.
The rooms in the divers village are spacious and airy. All have on-suite bathrooms and showers. Large Swahili style beds with mosquito nets and overhead fans ensure a comfortable night sleep. The Village offers bed & breakfast and in the vicinity there are many international standard restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine including of course fantastic seafood from the Indian Ocean.
All dives are 2 tank unless specifically organized differently prior to departure. All departure times are vessel leaving us. Check in for diving is usually 30 minutes before boat departure. Please contact office for exact hotel / residence pick-up times. Diani Marine reserves the right to change dive sites and departure times according to reservations and weather conditions.
Alpha Funguo Wreck 5 minutes. A 48m fishing trawler, this is the first ever wreck to be purposefully created on the East African coast. Sunk 2 years ago by us, in conjunction with the local dive community, this wreck sits in 28m of water. The wreck starts at 17m and has already attracted many large fish. This is an impressive dive, guaranteed. Prepare to see the usual fish but 3 times bigger!
Shark Alley 15 minutes. This reef has been named after its famous "guitar sharks" and white tip reef sharks. Reef starts at 7m, with a maximum depth of 24m.
Maisha Marefu 35 minutes. Our biggest patch reef (small individual coral reef distributed over sandy bottom) at the south coast. Top reef starts at 8m, sloping down to a maximum of 26m in the sandy areas. Good spot for whale sharks.
Kinondo 40 minutes (south). Probably our best dive spot for daily departures. The top of the main reef starts at 10m, going down to 31m by way of both gentle slopes and steep walls depending on the area of the reef. There is a smaller reef in the south at 22m. This is home to many, and extremely large, morey eels.
New Place 20 minutes (north). Not really new but well known and loved by divers is this 1.8 km long reef ideal for drift dives. The smoothly descending reef slope, starting at 6m in the surf zone down to maximum 21m at the sandy bottom, offers a variety of big coral heads. Good spot for seeing turtles.
Tiwi 30 minutes (north). An amazing wall dive. The top of the reef comprises a large flat area with a depth of 6m. Descending down the line takes you half way down the wall to a depth of about 12m. Beginners can enjoy the view whilst more experienced divers can continue to 27m. Very healthy coral growth on the top reef, sloping reef and walls with overhangs and swim troughs. Due to the Tiwi River, visibility may vary extremely. None the less the impressive wall offers a great dive at all times. Best dive time at high tide. Schools of barracuda inhabit the channel.
Nyuli Reef 1:15 Std. (south). The "creme-de-la-creme" of the Kenyan dive spots along the south coast has Nyuli Reef on the top of its list. Located in the protected National Marine Park Shimoni, where fishing is prohibited by law and protection of the reef not just a word. Only for experienced divers, the reef starts at 30m, with depths of more than 50m on the sandy bottom. Due to the weather conditions, this dive excursion can only be offered during dry season. Look out for Manta Rays.
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