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Scuba Diving in The Canyon Reef, Watamu Beach, Coast Province Kenya

Depth :
25m/82ft
Visibility:
16m/52ft
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.

The Canyon is an amazing dive site, combining deep drop offs with coral gardens, overhangs and an arc. Diving depths here stand at an average of 25 m/82 ft while visibility is at approximate of 16 m/52 ft. The drift line is tied off at a depth of 11-13 m/36-43 ft at the edge of the drop off which descends at 26-28 m/85-92 ft deep.

This is where you find a series of overhangs and an arc filled with glass fish and soft corals, underneath which you will probably see a rare creature-the ribbon eel.  South of the drift, there is the canyon itself, which is a sandy channel with steep drop off on two sides. Some months of the year, it is possible to sight the black or white tipped shark but the most common are the wrasse, leaf fish, and rays.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Malindi
22.2 km/13.8 miles 19 minutes
Head west onto B8 and passby Oilibya Malindi. Turn left at Gede stage and continue to turn left onto Jacaranda Rd. Take the 1st right and then take the 2nd left turning on the 1st right and onto Watamu Beach.
BY AIR
Malindi Airport,
22km(13.7miles)

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Paintball session, Nairobi
/ Karen, Kenya, Nairobi

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.

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$ 13
Sundays 10$ for 150 balls per person