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Namibia Dive Sites

The Namibia coast is not ideal for diving. It’s a shallow, high-energy coast so the visibility is usually less than one metre and the water is cold. The cray fishing in the season (1November to 30 April) is very good, though most Namibian divers dive in one of two spectacular sinkholes. They are Otjikoto and Lake Guinas, both of which are deep and...

Kenya Dive Sites - Kilifi Dive Sites

Kilifi offers a relaxing base and some interesting diving. The deep Kilifi creek reaches inland for a distannce of 15km and separate Kilifi from Mnarani to the South. The is popular for watersports enthusiasts nd windsurfing, sailing, power-boat, water-skiing and diving facilities ar all available. Bofa Reef The reef has many types of unspoilt...

Kisite Island Dive Sites

Kisite is a favourite snorkeling destination for the popular daily dhow trips that are run by the Wasini Island Restaurant and others. Scuba diving excursions by dhow are also available. Inner Kisite This pristine reef makes a good spot for snorkeling because of its shallow depth and the variety of superb, colourful coral formations. The reef...

Lamu Island Dive Sites

Diving from Lamu is best from November to March. At present there is only one specialist dive operator in Lamu who can be contacted through all the hotels on the island. Run by a very friendly Englishman the diving is from a traditional dhow at sites around one and a half hours sailing time from the island. Kinyika Island The dive site is in the...

Malindi Dive Sites

The Malindi Marine National Reserve was established in 1968 and covers 213 sq. km. Most diving is carried out in the 6 sq. km within Malindi Marine National Park near the reefs of Casuarina Point. Experience The currents around Malindi can be strong so most dives are drift dives. When to go The best visibility is usually from July - November....

Shimoni Dive Sites

Located near the Tanzanian border, the islands which lie off the Shimoni peninsula are protected in the 39 sq.km Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Reserve, established in 1978. Nyulli Reef The strong current and depth of the reef here makes it a site for experienced divers only. The pristine corals are superb and many large fish are usually seen...

Tiwi Beach Dive Sites

Tiwi is a very relaxed beach with some of the best diving at Tiwi Reef on the Kenyan coast. Tiwi Reef When visibility is good there is plenty to see at this site.The reef starts at 5m and the corals form overhangs, swimthroughs and pinnacles teeming with marine life. Whale sharks are sometimes seen and there are lots of lionfish and scorpion fish...

Watamu Dive Sites

Manta Place This site has little current and a max depth of 15m and, as the name indicates, manta rays are often seen here along with an abundance of other marine life and good corals. Access: 25 min boat trip from Watamu Bay Average depth: 10-15m Average visibility: 15-20m Location The Blue Bay Village Watamu is 25 km south of Malindi and has...

Mpunguti Island Dive Sites

Coral Gardens (Pink Reef) Pink Reef is a small round reef with a profusion of pink and lavender soft coral. There are hundreds of rainbow-coloured anthias (flamebacks), goldies, angelfish and butterflyfish swimming through the lavender, blue, pink and purple coral formations. Location: Approximately 300m (1 000ft) northwest of Inner Mpunguti...

Mozambique Dive Sites

Image - Mozambique Dive Sites Scuba Diving Opportunities in Mozambique Popular diving locations are to be found at Ponta Malangani, Inhaca and dozens of other spots along the length of the Quirimba Archipelago in the far north. Besides, Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Mamoli, Inhaca Island near Inhambane and Morrungulo, among a host of other locations also provide excellent scuba reefs....

Deep South Dive Sites

Image - Deep South Dive Sites THE GREAT SOUTH, SOUTH COAST Whilst strong currents, choppy seas and the fact that night diving is prohibited conspire to make diving sites in the south less popular, these sites do offer a host of new challenges for more adventurous divers. Located in southern territorial waters in the centre of the Red Sea, the most desirable diving spots are...

North Sinai Dive Sites

North Sinai Dive Sites North Sinai covers the northern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. The north Sinai coast stretches from Taba, the Israel border post, to the northern section of Ras Muhammad national park at Nabeq; it encompasses the towns of Dahab and Nuweiba, and includes some of the Gulf of Aqabas finest dive sites. Dive Highlights Here you will find some of the least...

Sharm El Sheikh Dive Sites

Image - Sharm El Sheikh Dive Sites The clear blue waters between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada contain some stunning reef and shipwrecks. The dive sites are found between Shaab Ali, the Straits of Gubal and Hurghada, spread across 74km (40nautical miles) of open sea between the tip of Ras Muhammad and the Egyptian mainland at Hurghada. The sites can be reached from either Sharm El...

South Egypt Dive Sites

South Egypt Diving Beit Goha This labyrinthine coral garden is extremely easy to get lost in. To both the north and south of the entrance, exquisite coral patches alternate with sand and elaborate canyons and tunnels. The site is generally very shallow, averaging 10m (33ft), but depths of more than 30m (100ft) can be reached on the outer side of the reef. This site...

South Sinai Dive Sinai

Image - South Sinai Dive Sinai The southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, including Ras Muhammad National Park, has attracted divers for decades. However despite the large volume of divers the area still hides some virtually undiscovered diving sites. South Sinaia covers the southernmost tip of the peninsula, from Sharm El Sheikh to the western edge of Ras Muhammad National Park...