PINEWOOD BEACH RESORT & SPA - SAND & SAND WATER SPORTS DIANI
Kenya’s first 5 Star, all in one watersports center WATER SPORTS DIANI is based at Pinewood Beach, on one of Kenya’s finest beaches at Galu Kinondo. Aqualand is a new concept in Adventure tourism, aimed at providing Pinewood Beach guests with a valuable and exiting adventure center to compliment the resort facilities.
Aqualands location was specifically chosen due to its unique geographical location. The area is still free from large hotel developments and as such, offers a beautiful, safe, hassle free beach, which is ideally suited to the extensive selection of water sports on available at the resort. The amazing beach and the calm waters of the beautifull lagoon in front of the Resort offers ideal conditions for Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Snorkeling, as well as Big Game Fishing.
The highlights are without doubt, Scuba Diving and the world famous whale shark spot in close distance of the Center.
Aqualand & Pinewood Village enjoy a amazing holiday with adventurous watersport activities & familiy fun.
WATER SPORTS DIANI: Water Sports Diani - PADI Dive Center
Scuba Diving in this area at some of the best dive sites kenya offers; this is no news to the repeat guests diving from Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, who consistently experience top quality diving with one of the most experienced Kenyan diving crew, which includes regular sightings of large pelagic species (Whale Shark, Dolphin & Manta Rays) that frequent this area.
Aqualand / Water Sports Diani offers daily dive excursions in small groups departing direct of the beach in front of Aqualand / Pinewood Beach with their speed boat DSV Melia to the tropical, colourful spots of the warm indian ocean.
Multilingual PADI diving courses for beginners and experienced divers are offered throughout the week, as well as 1 day Introductory Courses and free pool try out's.
Enjoy a unique diving experience with Water Sports Diani / Aqualand & Pinewood Beach.
Ray Kasper, a visiting professional Kite boarder who runs his own Kite and snowboarding company (Four Seasons Board Sports) in the USA says ”I have kite boarded just about all the hot spots in the world including Hawaii’s famous Kite Beach (with surf legend Laird Hamilton), Hookipa and The Gorge in Oregon, Kenya beats them ALL! The seasonal trade winds here provide excellent conditions for pro kiter’s and beginners alike. The current long shore winds (Kaskasi) combined with Aqualand’s pristine, wide and boat free beach; definitely make for some of the best kite boarding in the world! Aqualand offers introductory courses and full kite boarding courses in perfect conditions througout the week. Enjoy a free try out session and get addicted to the 'Wind Sport of the Future'
Aqualand’ s geographical position pays off again, Volker Bassen who is the owner of M.F.V “Unique” and “Scorpio” and has over 13 years experience fishing Kenyan Waters explains, “ Being so far south here provides very close proximity to the Pemba Channel, which is world famous for its deep water and abundant fish supply. Fine catches of Marlin and Sailfish have been achieved this year as well as good numbers of Wahoo, Dorado and Kingfish. Our catch results this season has certainly proved that”. Whale Shark and Dolphin are often spotted, adding an exiting dimension to a half or full day fishing excursion departing direct off the beach from Pinewood Village. Aqualand runs a strict tag and release program, which is run in accordance with IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) and designed to preserve rare and endangered species.
The calm, safe and protected waters away from boating traffic offer ideal waters for all windsurfing enthusiasts. Gear rentals, beginner and advanced courses, as well as daily free try out sessions are available at Aqualand.A 'Special' is the 'Surf Holiday', which offers a full beginner course with 5 hours extra equipment rental to improve your skills in this perfect environment.
In response to the delicate environmental situation, Aqualand & Pinewood Beach also run conservation programs to preserve the local area and its indigenous people. Pinewood Beach & Aqualand are members of Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), The East African Wildlife Society (EAWS) and the Project Aware Foundation as well as being home to the East Africa Whale Shark Trust (EAWST).Aqualand was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for best New Adventure facility from the Kenyan Tourist Board.