Why Scuba Dive Kenya?
To dive Kenya is one of the top activities to do when visiting this wonderful country. The coral reefs of the Mombasa, Watamu and Kisite marine parks offer a massive array of sea life from beautiful macro creatures to the giant whale shark. Diani Beach is also consistently rated one of the top beaches in the world for after diving activities.
Ocean Tribe is a PADI 5 Star IDC instructor training dive centre in Diani and can also book diving in locations in Mombasa, Lamu, Kilifi, Watamu, Malindi and Zanzibar. We offer a massive range of PADI dive courses up to PADI Instructor level and a diving and snorkelling equipment shop. We take pride in being a dive centre to embrace the latest PADI digital training materials and are also a recognized Disabled Divers International Instructor Training Centre, offering scuba opportunities for people with disabilities.
Diving in Kenya includes coral reefs, wrecks, caverns and more including some of the most pristine corals in the world.
Top Reasons to Choose Ocean Tribe
1. Expertise & Experience
PADI 5 Star IDC Centre with PADI professionals boasting over 20 years of experience
2. Customer Service
We care about our customers. Personal service, top equipment and dedicated instruction
3. Small Dive Groups
We keep it personal with safety and that personal touch of utmost priority
4. Lots of Inclusions
Equipment rental included and a free T-shirt, water bottle and bracelet for all divers & snorkellers
5. Eco Friendly
We teach and practice reef-friendly diving, no single-use plastic and run beach and underwater clean-ups.
6. Cutting Edge
We lead the way with PADI eLearning materials, electronic waivers and online bookings for convenience
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Dive & Stay
Special dive and stay offers now available from Ocean Tribe in Diani Beach at our base. Guests can stay in the Stilts Treehouses, as a budget option or mid range Flamboyant Bed and Breakfast on the beach. Discounted packages for accommodation and diving are available. Take advantage of these special dive and stay offers and book today!
I got my PADI open water certification with Ocean Tribe. I completed the coursework online in advance, and it took a morning to complete the pool training. Then we had... read more an afternoon of diving and another morning of diving.
My instructor was Mark Slingo. He was very responsive and helpful over email and good at answering questions during the training. He was somewhat unprofessional and spoke poorly of different dive students he had from different nationalities, and was incredibly rude and racist towards the female Kenyan staff he worked with. He did this in front of us which made me feel very uncomfortable.
In terms of diving, I felt very safe and prepared to dive, although I wasn't taught some important skills like a controlled ascent in case of loss of air underwater. The dive sites were incredible and all the equipment was in good shape.
Had a fantastic couple of dives with Ocean Tribe... and both my kids have done training with them (OW1 and DiveMaster)... very friendly and helpful team; diving is fantastic. ... read more Highly recommend
Ocean tribe has a fantastic team of instructors and staff, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We would recommend This outfit to anyone interested in trying out this exciting sport or wanting... read more to discover one of Diani’s beet kept secrets : excellent diving!
I reached out to Ocean Tribe to schedule a day of diving during a beach break in Diani after climbing Kilimanjaro the days prior. Leading up to the trip, the... read more owner was very responsive and helpful via email and text, so I booked without hesitation. The day of diving, however, there were enough miscommunications and poorly organized moments that merit me not giving a 5 star review, unfortunately. For example, I was texted at 725am that I would be picked up at 730am (not 8am as I was informed the day before), which started the morning off a bit hurried and stressed. The dive shop transportation is limited, causing the group to get split, some ending up at the wrong boat launch site. Once on the boat, after departing one diver noted he had forgot to bring all his gear on, so we had to turn back and wait for the car with his things to return. After diving, there were no clear instructions given on where to wash/hang gear, leading to half the group washing and hanging gear only to be later informed the rest of the group was waiting for them in the car to be brought back to the dive shop already. Overall, the diving was solid, gear was up-to-date, and safety protocol was strict, but smoother operations and less stress for all would be achieved through clearer communication across the board. (As reference, I am an advanced open water diver with about 10 years of experience diving with many shops around the world, so I have seen a wide range of quality. I hope that sharing this feedback will help Ocean Tribe make some positive tweaks so they can continue to succeed!)