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Kenya, Africa

Scuba diving holidays to Mombasa, Kenya with Sportif Dive offers excellent marine life and dives sites including wrecks, walls, reef and drift dives staying at luxury beach hotels and safari extensions. Kenya’s tropical coast boasts over 300 miles of white sand beaches. The bustling island town of Mombasa is connected to the mainland by bridge and ferry and overlooks a wide harbour where commercial shipping mingles with traditional sailing dhows.  Diani beach is just over an hour south of Mombasa with stunning beaches. The dive centre will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the dive boat jetty.

Diving
Marine life is excellent with many good dive sites including wrecks, walls, reefs and drift dives. Kenya’s reefs have suffered in the past from bad fishing and diving practices, however the situation has greatly improved with the introduction of mooring buoys and Marine Parks. The "creme-de-la-creme" of the Kenyan dive spots along the south coast has Nyuli Reef on the top of its list. Located in the protected National Marine Park Shimoni, where fishing is prohibited by law and protection of the reef not just a word. Only for experienced divers, the reef starts at 30m, with depths of more than 50m on the sandy bottom. Due to the weather conditions, this dive excursion can only be offered during dry season. Look out for Manta Rays

Cultural and Activities
Kenya also offers the opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife while on a safari. Just a short drive away are the world famous Tsavo Game Parks of Kenya. Here you have the opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife while on a safari and stay in a Safari lodge for 1 to 7 nights. Marvel at the expansive plains of Amboseli in the imposing shadow of Kilimanjaro and experience huge herds of wildebeest migrating across the savannah in the Masai Mara. The balmy climate and warm waters, coupled with the African culture offers a great value activity adventure in Kenya.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: November - March

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 23-28°C
(warmest Oct-Feb, coolest  June-September)

Visibility: up to 30m Nov-Mar

Top Dive Sites:  31 north sites -
Alpha Funguo Wreck, Baobab, Shark Alley, Maisha Marefu, Kinondo, Tiwi, HMS Hildasay 1945 minesweeper. Advanced sites -  Birthday Reef, Vuma Cavern, The Wall 1, MV Dania & The Pinnacles. More >

Dive Centre: Courses and Dive Packages  More >

Great Reasons to Dive in Kenya

  • Ideal for Learn to Dive.
  • 15 Photography sites
  • Turtles, Morays & white tip reef sharks
  • Protected marine park.
  • Day boat dive sites within 5 - 30 minutes boat rides.
  • Advanced sites for deep, cavern & wreck diving.
  • PADI 5* IDC Centre & many speciality courses on offer.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.