Why Oman is the best location for diving enthusiasts in the Middle East

November 26, 2018
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Tucked away on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is home to turquoise waters, diverse marine life, desert landscapes, splendid mountain ranges and ancient forts.

For all you adventure enthusiasts, we bring you – some of the best diving sites of Oman. Here underwater visibility is good, which allows you to get up close and personal with its colourful marine life.

 

Salalah

Salalah is known for its shimmering beaches, awe-inspiring landscapes and marine life. Eagle Bay, English Beach and Turtle Alley are some of the popular diving sites in Salalah. Be amazed as you spot marine species like Devil Rays, Jenkins Whip Rays, Black blotched Stingrays, Octopus, Turtles and many more.

Al Dimaniyat Islands

Al Dimaniyat Islands comprises of nine beautiful islands; popular for its crystal clear water and white sandy beaches. Leopard Alley and Stingray Paradise are some of the popular diving spots here. On your visit to this exotic haven, take the opportunity to spot the Green Turtle, Reef Shark, Spiny Lobster, Humpback Whale and Spinner Dolphin. Other than the marine life, catch a glimpse of Red-billed Tropicbird, Osprey, Roseate Tern, White-cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern and Sooty Tern.

Musandam

Musandam waters are home to diverse, colourful corals. Octopus Rock is one of the famous diving site in Musandam. On your diving trip to Musandam, spot marine life which includes Eagle Ray, Manta Ray, Whale Shark, Dolphins, Nudibranchs, Barracuda and Green Turtles. Treat your eyes to corals like Raspberry Corals, Purple Whip Corals, Acropora and Brain Corals.

Al Fahal Island

Al Fahal Island aka Shark Island is another interesting place where you can indulge in diving. This island is composed of nearly 40 million year old Eocene limestone and Marl. Must-visit diving sites in Al Fahal Island include Ray Bay & Cave, Deep Reef, Bill’s Bumps, Hamburger Bay, Shallow Reef and Shark Point. Expect marine species which include Barracuda, Eagle Ray, Whale Sharks and many more.

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