Scuba Diving in Sandy Ray, Mombasa Marine Park, Coast Province Kenya

Maximum Depth:
Diving Level:
Open water Diving certified
Night Dive:
Mombasa Marine Park & Reserve is located along the east coast of Kenya. The marine park covers an area of 6 mi/10 km (around 2,500 ac/10.12 km²) and the reserve a massive area of 124 mi/200 km square (around 49,400 ac/199.91 km²). Since it is located close to most of all the touristic areas, its beaches are one of the most visited and a great deal of activities take place at the same time.

Located in the outer reef and within 15 minutes boat ride, there is the amazing Sandy Ray dive spot with a maximum diving depth of 59 ft/18 m and an average visibility standing at 49 ft/15 m.

The name maybe derived from the fact that at 8 m/26 ft deep lies sandy area, which is mostly used for student training. The spot accommodates certified open water divers. Marine life expected here includes the blue spotted rays, spiny lobster, green/hawksbill turtle, potatoe grouper and trigger fish among others. Diving trips are arranged depending on the tides and normally there are weekly schedules available for the departing hours.