Sunday, 28 June 2015

Scuba Diving With Sharks In Mombasa Marine Park

Diving with two White Tip Reef Sharks at Shark Point in Mombasa Marine Park, Kenya

Among the most special of all dive sites in Kenya is a spot called Shark Point in the Mombasa Marine Park. As the name suggests, it is one of the few places on the Kenyan coast where the adventurous scuba diver can have an 80% success rate of spotting one of these beautiful aquatic predators in their natural environment. 

The White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon Obesus) grows to about 2.5 metres in length and can easily be identified by the tale-tale white tips on the top of its dorsal and caudal fin. Shark Point dive site averages between 10 - 25 metres in depth and on a typical day, its not uncommon to see up to 10 resident sharks swimming past you as they stealthily patrol up and down the reef along the coral ledges, or to find one resting for a while on the sandy bottom.

Diving with these sharks is a real rush for the first time visitor to the site, but is also equally enjoyable for the experienced underwater photographer.

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