Watamu is a tropical paradise on the Kenyan Coast, receiving thousands of visitors a year. However, not everyone is fully aware of the diverse peoples, cultures and interests that make up Watamu community life. Just beneath the surface there lie conflicts between marine stakeholders, environmental threats and increasing challenges facing the Marine Park and Reserves managing authorities.
Watamu Marine Association (WMA) was formed in 2007 through a mutual acknowledgement of the problems and a desire to resolve conflicts and show that by working together we can secure the future of Watamu as a natural asset for all and for shared economic prosperity.
WMA is a non profit, voluntary organisation bringing together a diverse membership of groups and organisations primarily to benefit the community, protect the environment and promote quality tourism.