Kenya’s southern coast section offers some of the country’s top dive sites and reefs to explore. The Diani Beach area of this stretch of coastline also boasts an incredible community of turtles, a purpose sunk shipwreck, and from November through until February, there is the chance to encounter whalesharks.
Diving The Crab
With over 30 years of diving experience in Kenya, Diving the Crab offers an unparralled level of service and expertise in the industry. Offering a range of dive activities for certified divers, and PADI courses across 3 dive centres, Diving the Crab should be your first choice for scuba diving in Kenya.
Green turtles can grow to lengths of 1.5 meters and can weight a staggering 300kg! Despite their size, they can swim upto 35km/h.
Turtle nests take approximately 60 days to hatch, and the female turtle can lay between 100-200 eggs at a time.
Both Hawksbill and Green turtles are currently classified as ‘Endangered’ due to hunting and poaching of eggs.
Sunk on the 21st February 2002, MV Funguo ran aground on the reef outside Kilindini Harbor. She was salvaged and then re-sunk by Diving the Crab just off Diani Beach. Over the last 15+ years, the wreck has blossomed to become an artificial reef and home to a plethora of corals and fish. A must for any experienced diver. Nitrox recommended.
Boat Ride: 5min. Average Depth: 22m
With reefs and dive sites teeming with macro life, there are countless opportunities for great underwater photos to be taken around Diani Beach. The Diving the Crab team are on hand to offer any help and advice, and to ensure that they keep finding subjects to have their photos taken.
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DIVING THE CRAB, P.O. BOX 5011, 80401 DIANI BEACH, KENYA