Exploring The Treasures Of The Sea In Kenya

Give the "Big Five" a rest and see what the Watamu coastline has in store for curious travellers

The corals of Watamu Photo: Getty Images

"It is no problem, my friend. You just jump," declares the snorkelling guide, gesticulating wildly towards the ocean. We are about a kilometre from the Watamu coastline in Kenya and he has forgotten the life jackets. I stare at him through the smudgy snorkelling mask, and try to grimace. But my mouth is already twisted awkwardly on the breathing piece, through which I hear myself breathing hard.