Scuba Diving in Mv Funguo Wreck, Diani Beach,
Coast Province Kenya
Diani Beach is located at 30 km / 18 mi south of Mombasa town, at 45 km/27 mi away from Mombasa International Airport and 5 km/3 mi from the Ukunda airstrip. The beach stretches at about 25 km/15 mi long, with a stunning coral reef and huge marine life. The pearly white sand blends into warm blue waters, making it a perfect spot for beach holiday!!
Mv Alpha was a 48 m/157 ft fishing trawler, which was sunken in 2002 by the Crab Diving Center. They made it as an artificial reef just off Diani Beach and is a must do for all experienced divers!! It is a 5 minute boat ride and lies in 28 m/92 ft of water with the shallow part at of the wreck at 17 m/56 ft and average diving depths standing at 22 m/72 ft.
Soon after it was sunk, coral growth took hold of the wreck and immediately started attracting fish, making it a home for a large school of fish. Marine life expected here include large groupers, moray eels, lion-fish and scorpion fish.