Learn to Dive in the Best Diving Locations
Did you know that you can learn to dive in Diani beach? Thanks to colorful coral along the reef and large density of marine life, diving in Kenya is very popular. As a matter of fact, you will find the best diving sites in Africa on the Kenyan coast!
Learn to dive on the kenyan coast and explore Africa’s best Marine National Parks
Miles of unspoiled coral reefs not only protect picturesque white beaches, but provide habitats for the thousands of varieties of marine life that can be found beneath the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
There are many schools with professional padi divers, where you can learn how to dive or even get a padi certification.
If you need to rent gear, the best equipped diving shop is right next to The Sands at Nomad restaurant. Here you can also hire a professional diver or take diving lessons.
The reefs along the coast are very diverse and all types of diving can be booked to suit even the most demanding divers. The most amazing is cave diving. The Kenyan coast has more tropical fish species than any other diving location in Africa and lifetime experience is guaranteed!
There is no need for padi certification if you would like to only explore the coral reefs along the coast. You may rent a local dhow and enjoy snorkeling along the reef. The fascinating coral gardens and rich marine life are easily visible without going deep into the ocean. However, for scuba diving you will need to be accompanied by professional padi diver.
A glass-bottom boat can be rent to see the fascinating diversity of coral and fish for those who are not keen to go under the ocean.
The best diving sites in Kenya
The most popular places for diving in Kenya are at the marine national parks of Malindi and Watamu. The best diving conditions in Kenya are at the Shimoni and Wasini islands. Both islands are easily accessible from the south coast via a short road safari.
The best time to learn how to dive in Kenya
Diving in Kenya is generally good all year round, although visibility lessens during July and August due to silting and high tides.The ocean has excellent water temperature that makes for great diving conditions. The best time for diving in Kenya varies in each area. However, generally, it is November before the short rains and February/March before the long rains.
And when is the best time to spot whale sharks? The whale sharks are found around the south coast of Kenya all year round, but you can spot them in their large numbers from October/November through to March.