• OVERVIEW
  • HOW TO GO
  • SCHOOLS
  • GALLERY

Snorkeling in Watamu Beach, Malindi, Coast Province Kenya

Water Temperatures:
20-30°C/68-86°F
Best months:
October - April
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 almost 0.5 km/546.81 yd off the shore.

The reefs lying in-front of Watamu beach make a perfect spot for snorkeling. Snorkeling is open all year round although the best time to go snorkeling is from October – April, because of great weather and much more visibility.

May to September is not advisable for snorkeling because of the strong winds and a great deal of seaweed both on the beach and within the reef.

Water temperatures range between 20-30°C/68-86°F with depths standing at 8 m/26 ft. The reef offers amazing variety of fishes and coral life. One can choose to have a guided tour or just a freelance one. Common encounters here would be the manta rays, turtles, whale sharks and dolphins. What’s more, night dives are also possible, depending on the weather and tidal conditions.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Malindi
21.7km (13.5 miles) 18minutes
Head west on B8 turning left on the Gede-Watamu Rd. Take the left onto Jacaranda Rd onto Watamu Village
BY CAR FROM Mombasa City
109km( 67.4miles) 1hour 33minutes
Head west onto Ronald Ngala Rd and continue to cross the New Nyali Bridge onto Malindi Rd and continue onto B8 and then turn right onto Gede-Watamu Rd turning left onto Jacaranda Rd onto Watamu Village
BY AIR
Malindi Airport,
22km(13.7miles)

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
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.

+ More
$ 13
Sundays 10$ for 150 balls per person

Audiovisual material

PHOTOS (2)
VIDEOS (1)