Diani beach is located about 30 km (19 miles) south of Mombasa on the coast of the Indian Ocean. With resorts all along, its white sand stretches on for 17 km (10 miles) and it is a popular place for snorkelling, diving with dolphins and sea turtles, spotting whale sharks, kitesurfing and skydiving. The beach is the base for several safari companies.
A member of the EarthSky stargazing community says: “Almost no city light and perfect beaches to lay down and enjoy the sky to the sound of the sea.”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.