Chole Bay lies on the southeast edge of Mafia Island, at 25 km/15 mi off the Tanzanian coastline, overlooking at the Indian Ocean. Mafia Island is considered to be one of the few uncontaminated coastal areas worldwide and an exquisite scuba diving destination.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in Coral Garden, Mombasa Marine Park, Coast Province Kenya
After a 10 minutes boat ride, you are at the Coral Garden diving spot in the inside reef. The spot offers amazing diving sessions and is perfect for the entry level diver and open water diving lessons. It offers a maximum depth of 19 ft/6 m with an approximate of 39 ft/12 m visibility.
Scuba diving here is an all year round activity, mainly because of the calm protected conditions of the inside lagoon. Water temperatures are at an amazing 25-31°C/77-87.8°F so no need for wet suits!! The fact that it is within shallow waters allows for spectacular underwater life with breathtaking colors of the marine life. Open to all level of divers, night dives can also be arranged.
Marine life expected here includes diverse species of the coral grouper, moray eel, surgeon fish and huge shoals of yellow snapper just to mention a few.