Oman has some excellent and - relatively - unspoilt diving along
long stretches of its coastline, and there are sure to be new dive
sites discovered in the coming years. From
Muscat, the best diving is around the Damaniyat Islands, just
to the west of the capital. The islands are uninhabited, with a
bird sanctuary and sea waters surrounding the islands, they are
rich in sealife ranging from dolphins
In Musandam (to the north and cut off from the rest of the
country by the UAE), the Six Senses Hideaway
Zighy Bay is the perfect base for exploration of some stunning
diving, with the incredibly wide biodiversity of marine creatures.
Some of the diving can be a bit more technical, thanks to strong
currents, but this is still an ideal place for beginners and
Think spa treatments, snorkelling
or peaceful dhow trips along the coast, or for something a little
more active there are watersports, including excellent diving,
while a Dive
in Style exclusive private guided safari into the desert and
along the coast takes in some of the best scenery that the country
has to offer. Visit oasis villages where traditional rural life
continues largely unchanged beneath dense clusters of date palms,
on up to the scenic Jebel Akhdar ('Green Mountain') for panoramic
views towards the Arabian Sea and the desert of the Empty Quarter,
and spend a night camping as the only people on the uninhabited
Daymaniyat Islands where some of the best diving in the country is
to be had.
Visit medieval forts that look just how castles should, and
spend the night under the stars at a Bedouin camp amid the huge,
rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands. After washing off the desert
dust with a swim in one of the natural pools that form in the
wadis, head for the coast, where you can sail on a traditional
wooden dhow accompanied by dolphins and watch rare giant turtles
coming ashore at night to lay their eggs.
Oman diving offers a genuine alternative to the often
overcrowded waters of the Red Sea and is just as easily accessible.
The visibility may not be as good but the fish life and the fact
that there is no-one for miles around more than makes up for it.
And what better way to enjoy the land and waters of this fantastic
country than by joining our
private, tailor-made desert and diving safari.