With warm water temperatures all year round, undamaged reefs, an abundance of fish life, an annual whaleshark migration as well as the chance of seeing dolphins and whales, Kenya’s southern coast offers some incredible scuba diving.

Not only for seasoned professionals, the waters of the Indian Ocean also offer the perfect environment for parents and children (aged 8 or above) to learn how to scuba dive or try diving for the first time. The dedicated, experienced and friendly team at Diving the Crab are here to help you embark on your diving adventure.

We have a full range of options to give diving a try:

1. Try dive in the pool

For you first breaths under the surface, guests at the Sands at Nomad boutique hotel on Diani Beach, or The Sands at Chale Island, can join our free of charge “Try Dive” at the pool. If you are unsure as to whether you are going to like the experience, this is the first step.

2. PADI Discover Scuba Diving
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme is a great introduction to life in the ocean – without having to sign up for a fully fledged course – and it’s suitable for the whole family (anyone aged 10 and above). During your dive on the reef you may be lucky and swim with one of the community of turtles that live around Diani Beach’s reefs. There is no study required, but also no certification at the end of the programme.

3. PADI Scuba Diver Course
For those with just a couple of days to spare, perhaps at the end of a safari break, this course is a good compromise. Once you have completed the first 3 theory sessions, 3 confined water dives and 2 open water dives at a local reef, you will be certified as a PADI Scuba Diver! This allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres with a PADI professionnal. You can then complete the PADI Open Water Diver course any time in the future.

4. PADI Open Water Course
This is the most popular diving course in the world, taking 3 to 4 days to complete. At the end of course, successful divers will be be able to dive with a certified buddy to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

If you want to save time on the theory parts of the course while on holiday, the PADI eLearning program allows online study, freeing up the time to do the dive sessions during your holiday in Kenya!

If you would like to find out more about learning to dive, and exploring the amazing reefs around our resorts, please contact us here.