Chale Island Day Trips

Diving the Crab offers a variety of diving and non-diving excursions. Situated only 13km from our base at Nomads, is Chale Island – a beautiful private island teeming with life. Although it is a private island, we are privileged to have one of our dive centres situated right by the water, with our very own fleet of boats. Therefore, day trips to and from Chale Island can be organised through us with all excursions departing from our bases in Diani.

We organize 2 dives in the morning and all other activities are dependent on the tides. You have the choice of diving, snorkelling, mangrove tour and a complimentary guided walk through the sacred Kaya Forest. Included in the tour is a tasty buffet for lunch, which is provided on the island itself.

Coral Reefs

Chale Island is known for its beautiful unspoilt shallow reefs that gently slope down to around 30m. Its reefs offer unique contrasting landscapes as well as an abundance of marine life – making it ideal for both snorkelers and divers.

Sacred Kaya Forest

Chale Island contains a mixture of indigenous and tropical flora and provides you with the opportunity to witness some of the tallest trees in Africa. Along the coastline itself is an incredible Mangrove forest. Spread out across the island, you can find a wide variety of primate life, birds and insects. We call it a ‘magical fusion of nature.’
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