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Dive Review of Extra Divers/Temple Point in
Africa/Kenya

Extra Divers/Temple Point: "Indian Ocean Paradise", Jan, 2019,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 10818.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide more than 100 destinations, mostly South Pacific and Asia, Afrika and Caribbean
Closest Airport Mombasa Getting There 2 hours transfer

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 28 to 24 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 25 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments In the 1970 and 80 Kenya was among the top ten dive destinations for dive travel agencies and divers. It however dropped off the screen then. Was it due to political unrest, riots, trouble, diseases or turning up of more exotic destinations, which offered more than Africa? Well, it seems now to slowly surface again in dive magazines and travel agents. There are some hotels with German dive center just coming out of their first steps, which advertise frequently and seem to attract new customers. I was one of them. I´ve been down to South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, along this line K was still missing, northward there was Somalia which you better forget about, Ethiopia and Eritrea followed, both I guess have nothing to offer but might be dangerous, in between Djibouti I could tick off. Sudan and Egypt is where the adventure for divers starts again.
Charter airline Condor has direct flights from Frankfurt to Mombasa. It´s charter with all it´s side effects. You pay for headsets (3 ) only two movies are free, all the others are so called premium, you need to buy a code for 9 to enjoy one of these. Same goes for the meals, if you want something special it comes with extra charge, otherwise there is no choice but one and for breakfast or snack a carton with a cheese roll and some juice. Seats in economy were a bit tight together, stretching your leg was nearly impossible, my back hurt after a while. First time I had a lady captain on my long haul with B 767, it seems women slowly conquer areas which were former male only jobs, and she did a damn good job with that.
Via internet I had applied for the visa in the hope to get through a fast line at immigration. Well, who wonders, fast is a word, Africa will never get used to I feel. There was no such thing, so you had to queue up with all other customers, which still had to pay for the visa right at the customs counter.
I had chosen Temple Point Resort, Watamu with Extra Divers there. It´s a wouh fo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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