While the Daymaniyat Islands can be accessed on a day trip from
Muscat, to fully immerse
yourself (sorry) into the surrounding waters we recommend exploring
this part of Oman by liveaboard.
Some of the key highlights include the aptly named Aquarium, where
fish gather in their thousands alongside turtles, leopard sharks,
rays and even, if you're very lucky, whale sharks; Three Sisters
for its beautiful array of soft corals and Garden of Eden, which
features a fascinating topography of giant blocks against delicate
citrus-coloured soft corals.
Located off the south eastern coast of Salalah, the Hallaniyat Islands are
a relatively new destination for liveaboard divers, wherein lies
the charm. Cruise the archipelago, diving in a fish soup of reef
species alongside honeycomb moray eels, dragon morays, giant
groupers, sea turtles and - if you visit between January and March
- humpback whales. All without another soul in sight.
While both regions can be covered in-depth individually, there
is also the option when liveaboard diving in Oman to cover both
destinations which, combined with diving in the Musandam Peninsula,
completes the full spectrum of experiences.