Wasini Marine Park is part of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park situated on the southern coast of Kenya near Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District near the Tanzanian border. Wasini Marine Park covers an area of 11 square kilometres (4.2 sq mi) with four small islands surrounded by coral reef.
Marine life is in abundance, including trigger fish, moray eels, angelfish. You will also find butterfly fish, groupers, parrotfish, wrasses, scorpionfish, pufferfish, damselfish, rays. We might see snappers, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles and dolphins. Humpback whales and whale sharks are seasonal.
Diving Trips to this spot are amongst the highlights of all dive sites. Be sure: it will be on our list of dive spots we visit with you if circumstances allow it.
Unspoiled, beautiful and sun kissed, the Marine Park was established to protect the scenic islands. You will find the special habitats of a wide range of endemic marine animals and breeding migratory birds. It lies in the coral gardens and encompasses three small coral rag forest islands. Each with considerable areas of fringing reef. Kisite is one of the most rewarding snorkelling locations at the coast. Visitors can also enjoy bird watching, diving and of course, sunbathing.
Wildlife comprises about 250 recorded fish species, 70 resident dolphins and over 140 catalogued individuals. Sea turtles, whales, 56 genera of corals, sea grass and gastropods are also part of the part. Many seabirds in large nesting colonies and internationally significant numbers of roseate terns and crab-plover. The Park is open all year round. Snorkeling is good throughout the year. The sea gets rough between April and July during South East monsoon winds.