As we near the sand bank the water noticeably changes
colour, as the coral formations start to appear in the swallowing waters. All equipment is provide for snorkellers to enjoy the multitude of fish to be found here, and flotation rings are provided for non swimmers, so nobody needs to miss out. The sand bank is plenty big enough to walk around and enjoy the beach, and the slope is slight enough to be able to see the fish while standing in the shallows.
variety and abundance of fish is astounding. Blue striped
snappers, Ehrenburg snappers and sweet lips with their prominent
yellow colouring, and families of up to eighty parrot fish,
mainly blue in colour can be seen passing through these shallow
waters feeding on the coral with loud crunching noises. Dolphins
are a common sight, playing around the dhows and leading the
way. It is sometimes possible to swim with them. Protected
within the Marine Park are the spotted and indo-pacific Humpback
Dolphins. Chilled sodas and fresh fruit await snorkellers after
their swim. Snorkelling at two sites, numbers are limited to
minimize the impact on Kisite's fragile marine environment.
Snorkelling is followed by the exhilarating experience of a dhow
under sail, weather permitting.