Nyali Beach is located at 10 km/6 mi from Mombasa's city center and approximately at 15 km/9 mi from the Mombasa International airport. Nyali Beach is the whitest and widest one along the north coast. The beach actually slopes at an angle and water depths actually depend on tides. The amazing part is that there is always water even at low springs compared to other locations of the north coast.
Scuba diving at Nyali Beach is basically practiced most of the year although visibility is scarce between July and August due to silting and high seas.
Nyali Beach boasts turquoise lagoons, offshore reefs and irresistible marine species. The breathtaking coral gardens is an experience one cannot afford to miss. Diving depths range between 6-40 m/19-131 ft on average!!
Diving sites would be between 5-60 minutes depending on whether a practitioner is a beginner or an expert. Water temperatures are normally warm ranging between 24-30°C/75.20-86°F. Best months for scuba diving here are between June-October and between January and March because visibility is at its peak.
At depths of between 10-22 m / 32-72 ft marine life would include variety species of coral fish and a slight chance of seeing a whale shark passing by. Large fish like the white tip reef sharks, groupers and the like would be found at greater depths of 30 m/98 ft and above.