Marine National Park is possibly the finest Marine National Park in Kenya.
The coral gardens are merely 300 metres from the shore and are home to a vast
number of fish (over 600 species) and other weird and wonderful sea-creatures.
A Brief Guide:
are approximately 600 species of fish in the Marine Park, 110 species of stony
coral and countless invertebrates, crustacea and molluscs.
Water temperatures vary from 20-30 degrees celcius depending on the season,
the coldest being June-October and the warmest being from December to May. It is
easy to spend 4 or 5 hours marvelling at the wonders of the sea!!
Watamu has a number of resident expert guides who will be able to name many
of the fish and corals encountered during your snorkelling.
well as the main Coral Gardens there are countless other interesting places to
snorkle in the park, especially for the confident and intrepid snorkeller!
The Larder, where shoals of pickhandle barracuda (Sphyraena
jello) are sometimes encountered.
Turtle Reef, although a bit deep, may show a turtle or two,
as will The Pothole which sits on the inner edge of the main,
Scuba diving can be arranged with Aqua
Ventures, based at Ocean Sports Hotel.