Scuba Dive Kenya. What's the big deal and why do I want to do it? When people visit Kenya for their holiday of a lifetime, in addition to seeing the awe-inspiring wildlife of the Kenyan national parks and game reserves, most take time to spend a few days or more on the white powder beaches at the coast. This is also true of people living in Kenya, many of whom regular visit the paradise resorts of Diani, Kilfi, Malindi, Watamu and Mombasa.
In addition to the fabulous array of wildlife on land, Kenya also has a plentiful underwater eco-system with protected coral reefs and marine life in its National Marine Parks
. All of these are located within short boat rides from the resorts located on the Kenyan coasts. As well as coral reef diving, there is also the opportunity to cavern dive at Vuma
near Kilifi and wreck dive on the purpose-sunk MV Dania
and MV Fish Eagle
If you are worried about wasting time in the classroom on your holiday during your time at the coast then you can do the majority of the dive theory online before you even come to Kenya or if you are from Nairobi, via SSI Digital Learning. This means that you can spend the bulk of your time doing what you really want to and that is actually scuba diving. Also the ocean dives do not take up the whole day as they do in other countries due to the fact the coral reefs are located so close to the main shore in Kenya. So yo can do whatever you want in the afternoons following the dives in the morning.
Just to note if you have done an SSI Try Scuba Diving within the last year or earned an SSI Scuba Diver rating or referral, then this can be counted towards the Open Water training and save you more time and money. So what are you waiting for? Get certified on your vacation at the Kenyan coast. You will not regret it. Alternatively if you do not have the time to complete the full Open Water Diver program then you might want to think about taking the SSI Scuba Diver Course which qualifies you to dive under the supervision of a professional to a depth of 12m anywhere in the world. It can later be counted towards the Open Water Diver rating when you have time to continue.