DIVING IN OMAN
With 2,092 km of coastline and clean, unpolluted waters, Oman is one of the best kept secrets in the diving world.
Diving in Oman provides adventure and enjoyment with dramatic wall drop-offs and scenic coral lined fjords, ranging in depth from 6-40 m. Oman enjoys good sea conditions with an average visibility of 20-30 m. Diving is relatively easy. During winter months, the sea temperature drops to 20-25 C° and a 5 mm wetsuit may be necessary. In summer, as the sea temperature rises, a 3 mm wetsuit will suffice. Night dives are popular and divers are often astonished by the amount of phosphorescence found in Oman’s night-time waters.
There are several superb dive sites around the Capital Area, including Fahal Island, the Daymaniyat Islands and Cemetery Bay.
Whatever the choice of site, underwater life is abundant; a variety of intact hard and soft corals and a spectacular range of fish can be seen. The trip too many sites is often rewarded by the sight of dolphins.