The fringing reefs along the Mombassa’s coast are very similar to other areas in Kenya.
The usual diving reefs are a choice of inner shallow reef or outer deeper reef known as Shanzu. Parts of this reef, as with many others, have several coral heads teeming with life – morays, glass fish, all the usual tropical reef fish. The area does have very interesting possibilities for challenging diving. It seems that this thriving port and the inherent detritus attract large tiger sharks.
The other attraction is Birthday Reef.