Scuba Diving in Mtwapa Creek, Mombasa Marine Park,
Coast Province Kenya
Mombasa Marine Park & Reserve is located along the east coast of Kenya. The marine park covers an area of 6 mi/10 km (around 2,500 ac/10.12 km²) and the reserve a massive area of 124 mi/200 km square (around 49,400 ac/199.91 km²). Since it is located close to most of all the touristic areas, its beaches are one of the most visited and a great deal of activities take place at the same time.
Mtwapa Creek offers world class scuba diving. The south currents here make up for the fascinating diving experience. It offers a maximum depth of 75 ft/23 m and visibility stands at 39 ft/12 m. Water temperatures stand between 24 – 30°C/75.2 – 86°F.
The existence of pelagic life consisting of big shoals of great and yellow tail barracuda, black trevally and kingfish, bring with them strong currents thus making the spot suitable for divers with drift dive experience. Within the Mtwapa Creek is a 10m shelf which is home to the spiny lobsters.
Other marine life here include the potato grouper and the turtle
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Mombasa Marine Park & Reserve is located along the east coast of Kenya. The marine park covers an area of 10 km²/3.86 mi² that is around 2500 ac/10.12 km² and the reserve a massive area of 200 km²/77.22 mi² which is around 49400 ac/199.91 km². Since it is located close to most of all the touristic areas, its beaches are one of the most visited and a great deal of activities take place at the same time.
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