Watamu Beach is located at 120 km/74 mi in the north of Mombasa and 28 km/17 mi in the south of Malindi, the nearest big town. The shoreline of this area consists of white sandy beach and offshore corals, forming three bays, namely Watamu bay, Turtle bay and Blue Lagoon. The bay is protected by a coral reef at almost 0.5 km/546.81 yd off the shore.
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Scuba Diving in Chale Island, Mombasa Marine Park, Coast Province Kenya
The island itself is 1.2 km/1312 yd long and 0.8 km/874 yd wide and surrounded by stunning beaches and inland mangrove forest lakes, dependents on the tidal changes. The beach is protected by a coral reef about 200 m/656 ft offshore allowing for some amazing scuba diving adventures.
The site has a maximum of diving depth of 30 m/98 ft and visibility normally stands between 10-20 m /32-65 ft. The Chale reef is suitable for all levels of all divers. One gets to explore the brilliant topography filled with extreme flora and fauna.
Scuba diving is done most of the year due to the permitting weather. Water temperatures normally range from 26-30°C/78.80 to 86°F however the rainy season here runs from May to Mid July and not highly recommended for a beach holiday season.
One needs to look out for graceful manta rays, turtles, as well as the various reef fish. Some might even have the chance to play with dolphins while cruising the underworld!!! Assurance of sighting the whale sharks is between November through to February.
Relevant activites based in Kenya
Tuesday to Saturday the charge is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.
We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We are open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.