LIVEABOARD DIVING IN Oman

LIVEABOARD DIVING IN Oman
Oman's underwater majesty: discover the hidden treasures with liveaboard diving cruises
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Turtle Sightings
Wreck Dives
Coral Reefs

Oman, a jewel in the Arabian Peninsula, offers a unique and majestic underwater world, making it a sought-after destination for liveaboard diving cruises. With its long coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman, the country presents a variety of dive sites ranging from vibrant coral reefs to intriguing wrecks. The warm hospitality of the Omani people, combined with the stunning desert landscapes and historical forts above water, complements the rich and diverse marine life below, providing an all-encompassing experience for divers and travelers alike

 

When To Go Dive in Oman

The best time for liveaboard diving trips in Oman is from September to May when sea temperatures are comfortable, ranging from 22°C to 27°C (72°F to 81°F). Visibility varies by site but generally ranges from 15 to 30 meters (49 to 98 feet), offering clear views of the underwater wonders. Currents in Oman can be mild to strong, especially in areas like the Musandam Peninsula, catering to both leisurely and more adventurous dives
Water temperature
°CF
24 C
 
Jan
23 C
 
Feb
24 C
 
Mar
26 C
 
Apr
29 C
 
May
31 C
 
Jun
31 C
 
Jul
30 C
 
Aug
30 C
 
Sep
29 C
 
Oct
27 C
 
Nov
25 C
 
Dec

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most well-known dive sites in Oman?

Embark on a liveaboard diving cruise to explore Oman's most well-known and mesmerizing dive sites. The Ras Musandam, on the Musandam Peninsula, is renowned for its dramatic fjords and deep waters, attracting a plethora of marine life including eagle rays, sharks, and large schools of fish. The area's strong currents make for exciting drift dives and healthy, vibrant coral growth.

The Daymaniyat Islands, a protected nature reserve, are a haven for divers. These islands offer clear waters and beautiful coral gardens, hosting an abundance of marine life such as turtles, moray eels, and a colorful variety of reef fish. The islands are also a nesting site for hawksbill and green turtles, providing a rare opportunity for divers to interact with these graceful creatures.

Further south, the Hallaniyat Islands offer a remote and unspoiled diving experience. The islands are known for their kelp forests, a unique feature in warm waters, and the chance to encounter large pelagics like whales and manta rays. Divers can also explore historical shipwrecks, adding an element of mystery and adventure to the dive.

Liveaboard diving trips in Oman offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore these diverse underwater landscapes at a leisurely pace, with the convenience and comfort of staying on a boat. Divers can expect to be mesmerized by the variety of marine life and the stunning coral formations that make Oman a truly unique diving destination

 

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Reviews about Liveaboards

Oman Explorer
No need for a return trip
I would not dive with them again. The guiding was not very good, I had to show him things I had found before. We never traded guides, so I cannot comment on the other guide who was also ... Read more
the cruise director. There was no guide at night at all which also was nonstandard. The food and cabin were quite fine, but the diving was lacking
W. Dee
2023-09-19
Oman Explorer
Great marine life in Oman
I had a great time diving in Oman. Quite surprising, the marine life is some of the best I have seen for quite a while, lots of fish and healthy corals. The boat and the crew are excellent... Read more
. The water can be chilly due to thermals, you need a 5 mm suite
Z. Adel
2023-09-19
Oman Explorer
Oman: Waiting for your discovery.
Isolated, a bit off the beaten track: Oman diving is really on its own level. Massive torpedo rays, leopard sharks, pipefishes, nudibranches, porcupinefish, flower urchins, the list can and... Read more
actually goes on. Although we were off the coastline from Muscat, we had the entire place to ourselves. Oman Explorer, is truly the best way to see these natural wonders and sights. I deeply enjoyed my stay and experience with them and can't recommend them highly enough.
N. Tamer
2023-05-23