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 Garden Eel Cove, Kailua Kona, Hawaii USA
The town hosts many interesting historical sites and is famous for the Kona Coffee cultivation and the crystal clear sea. Kona International Airport is located at fifteen minutes in the south of the main town.
Along the sea side there are shops and schools to buy or rent diving gear, as well as take diving lessons if you are a beginner. Garden Eel Cove is a very interesting spot for scuba diving, approachable only by boat, with an average depth of 59 ft/18 m and maximum depth of 80 ft/24.4 m. The bio-diversity of the bottom is amazing.
The sea is reef coral with low current and excellent visibility perfect for beginners. You will come across lobsters, coral reefs, colored tropical fish and hundreds of garden eels. But the best time to go diving is during the night when you come across over sixty different species of Rays feeding with sea algae.