Oman Diving Holidays: An Overview

Blessed with spectacular mountain, desert and coastal scenery, Oman enjoys a calm, relaxed atmosphere in contrast to its glitzy neighbour the United Arab Emirates.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • The Daymaniyat Island, close to Muscat, offer some genuinely excellent diving without the crowds.
  • Our private Oman desert, mountains and diving safari is a stunning way to see the country. A redefinition of the word camping!
  • There's a hotel for everyone: families will love The Shangri La and The Al Bustan, which vaguely resembles the Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter. The Chedi's where uber-cool couples should head - you're guaranteed to feel like a celebrity and Zighy Bay, in the Musandam is just breath-taking.

Our Guide to Oman Diving Holidays

Top picks for Oman

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Great hotels, good diving and very few crowds. It's easy to see why Muscat is a viable alternative to the more crowded Red Sea.

Where to go

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Musandam Peninsula


Dramatic underwater landscapes and abundant marine life make the Musandam a must for divers looking for something different.

Where to go

Six Senses Zighy Bay, luxury hotel in Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Musandam Peninsula

Set in an almost deserted bay on the Musandam Peninsula, Oman, the Six Senses Zighy Bay enjoys a truly dramatic setting surrounded on all sides by steep arid pink cliffs and also offers the most novel optional check in you could imagine, by hang glider!

Where to stay

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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah


Situated on a dramatic stretch of coastline just outside Muscat, the three hotels comprising the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, are set amid 124 acres overlooking a private bay, with rugged mountains to the rear.

Where to stay

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