Watersports

Top Class Kite & Wind Surfing

Watersports

Diani Beach isn’t only for those wishing to relax. There are a variety of activities and water sports available to those seeking a more active holiday. Wind surfing and Kite surfing are available at the SurfLeo (Kiswahili for surf “today”) Water Sports Centre, located on-site within Almanara. Also offered are Scuba Diving around our superb coral reefs, plus a variety of other ocean bound activities.

Kite & Windsurfing

Wind surfing and Kite surfing are available at the SurfLeo Water Sports Centre, located within the Almanara in association with H20 Extreme & Kenyaways. Our top class IKO certified instructors are always looking sign up a new student, or simply assist you in choosing your rental gear. The conditions in Diani are ideal with two major winds providing good surf. The Kaskazi blows onshore from the North and is commonly known as the Baridi (Cold) in Kiswahili, which blows steadily from around mid December through to the end of February, blowing between 15 and 25 knots. The Kuzi – the second less strong of the trade winds – blows onshore from the South and is also known as the Monsoon and reaches a range of 10 to 22 knots. The advantage this wind has for more experienced riders is the aggressive down the line wave riding to be done on the reef.

Deep Sea Fishing

In association with Get Hooked Kenya, we can organise half and full day deep sea fishing trips that leave straight from the beach in front of Almanara. Their professional and experienced crew will take you out to a variety of locations including the famous Pemba Channel where Black Marlin and Sailfish are found in their numbers, along with a Red Snapper, Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna.

Scuba Diving

In association with Diani Marine (fully PADI certified) we offer a range of diving options. Pool trials & DSD’s (Discover Scuba Diving) can be organised if you’re looking to just sample the underwater world. Bespoke Open Water & Advanced courses are available from the comfort of your villa and can be completed at a your leisure with timing suited to your needs. With over 25 world class dive sites, including the Kisite National Marine Reserve, you are guaranteed to see a spectacle of stunning coral reefs and an enormous marine population. 2-4 dive half and full day trips can be arranged.

 

Snorkelling & SUP

If you fancy a spot of snorkelling, just grab the gear from our surf school and head on out to the reef which is around half a kilometre off shore. If the swim seems a little much, jump on board Almanara’s “Ngalawa” (the locals hand crafted sailing boat) and head out to the sand islands that pop out of the turquoise waters at low tide. This trip is truly awe inspiring as you sail over the coral reefs before arriving at the stunning sand island where you can look at back at the whole of Diani beach from the reef. Stand Up Paddle boarding is also available. Grab the board and head out at low tide where dolphin and turtle spotting are commonplace.