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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Diani Beach, Kenya

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Diani Beach...

Diani Beach is a beach in Kenya. The water temperature around Diani Beach is nearly constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.1°C (77.2°F) in September up to 28.5°C (83.4°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Diani Beach is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Diani Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Diani Beach is ca:
26°C (78°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Diani Beach?

Not many surf spots are located close to Diani Beach. The closest decent spot is Nungwi, which is 101.5km (63miles) away from Diani Beach. Click here to check out more information on Nungwi and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Coco beach, which is 173.4km (107.7miles) away from Diani Beach. Another surfspot is Coco beach, located ca 173.4km (107.7miles) from Diani Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches close to Diani Beach?

There are several other nice beaches close to Diani Beach. The nearest one is Tiwi Beach, which is 3.3km (2.1miles) away from Diani Beach. Another nice beach near Diani Beach is Bamburi Beach, which is approximately 22.9km (14.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Diani Beach?

The average sea temperature at Diani Beach is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with very little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Diani Beach. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Diani Beach can be remarkably intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Diani Beach?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Diani Beach are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (74-83°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Diani Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Diani Beach...

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