Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary is a community-led conservation project located along the Kenyan coast near Watamu and Malindi. Established in 2005, the sanctuary aims to protect and conserve marine biodiversity while promoting sustainable livelihoods for local communities. The sanctuary encompasses approximately 30 hectares of coral reef, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests, making it a vital habitat for a diverse range of marine species. It is home to numerous fish species, sea turtles, crustaceans, and other marine life. One of the key features of Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary is its community-based approach to conservation. Local fishermen and community members are actively involved in managing the sanctuary, monitoring marine life, and enforcing conservation regulations. Visitors to Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary can enjoy snorkelling, diving, and boat tours to explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine ecosystems. Guided tours are also available, providing insights into the sanctuary’s conservation efforts and the importance of marine biodiversity.