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 The Gap, South Head, New South Wales Australia
Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney CBD and the Pacific Ocean, there are several excellent dive sites all along this section. The Gap is one of them. The spot is a wall that drops from 10 m/33 ft to 15 m/49 ft and it is appropriate for more experienced divers due to its depth.
Water temperature is up to 21°C / 69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C / 57.2-64.4°F in winter. Divers are able to see along the wall, sponge covered boulders, weedy sea dragons, leather jacket, pelagic fish, blue grouper and turtles. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.