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Underwater in Kilwa

Diving enthusiasts often flock to Kilwa in search of underwater adventures, yet the closure of dive schools in Kilwa Masoko has redirected the focus towards alternative aquatic experiences. Despite this, there are ample opportunities to immerse oneself in the vibrant marine life of the Indian Ocean. At our lodge, we facilitate various excursions to ensure guests can still explore Kilwa’s aquatic wonders:

Snorkeling Expeditions: Delve into the mesmerizing world beneath the surface with snorkeling trips to nearby coral patch reefs. Traverse the azure waters aboard traditional dhows or modern motorboats, discovering the diverse marine ecosystems thriving just off the coast.

Exploration of Kilwa Kisiwani and Masoko Pwani: Embark on half-day excursions to explore the vibrant underwater landscapes surrounding Kilwa Kisiwani and Masoko Pwani. Whether traveling by local sailing dhow or motorboat, guests have the opportunity to encounter an array of marine life in these pristine waters.

Venturing beneath the waves, divers are greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors and textures. From metallic-blue starfish to giant clams adorned with royal-purple lips, the marine biodiversity is truly captivating. Keep an eye out for lionfish lurking among the coral shelves, their tentacles resembling a majestic mane.

Kilwa’s waters are also home to a variety of marine creatures, including five species of turtles, including the rare loggerhead turtle. While sightings of dolphins and whales are infrequent, the possibility of encountering these majestic creatures adds an element of excitement to every snorkeling excursion.

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