Offering unspoiled dive sites, year-round diving and plenty of sunshine, Oman is just 7 hours flight from the UK. Nutrient rich waters support a great diversity and abundance of marine life, so it’s no surprise that Oman is considered to be one of the world’s best diving destinations. Diving holiday specialist Regaldive has a range of diving holidays on offer in Oman – it is the ideal destination for divers looking for an exciting diving holiday that is in within easy reach.
Oman offers great diving variety. Its waters are known for colourful hard and soft corals, as well as numerous species of ray, including stingrays, eagle and torpedo ray. Leopard sharks are regularly spotted, along with moray eels, especially honeycomb and yellow mouth eels. Divers can also encounter green and hawksbill turtles, reef and schooling fish. Whale sharks are seen during summer months. Above the water, Oman’s ancient sites, expansive desert, historical waterfronts, cosmopolitan towns and remote villages offer the ideal setting for an Arabian adventure.
Dive into Oman – Beauty has an Address
Seven nights’ at the luxurious Millennium Resort Mussanah in the South Batinah Region of Muscat cost from £1,106 per person. Located along the coastal beach of the Gulf of Oman, Millennium Resort offers spacious and comfortable accommodation, a notable spa and a wide range of leisure facilities. The diving on offer in Muscat is well established, with over 40 dive sites including the renowned Daymaniyat and Fahal Islands. The Daymaniyat Islands been placed under the protection of UNESCO and offer divers the rare chance to swim with whale sharks. The price includes flights, transfers and seven nights’ half board accommodation, based on two people sharing. A three day dive pack costs from £173 per person, to include two unguided boat dives per day, air tanks and weights.
Alternatively, seven nights at the Marriott Salalah Beach Resort, located close to both Salalah and Mirbat, cost from £1,352 per person. Situated in the southern area of Oman’s Dhofar region, Salalah and Mirbat’s unspoilt coastlines are steeped in history and heritage. With diving on offer seasonally between October and May, both resorts are home to a huge range of vastly unknown dive sites, wrecks, unusual kelp forests and marine life including dolphins, sharks, octopus, turtles and the occasional humpback whale. The price includes flights, transfers and B&B accommodation, based on two people sharing. A three day dive pack costs from £136 per person, to include two unguided dives per day, air tanks and weights.
In addition to land-based trips, Regaldive also offers Oman liveaboard trips to enable divers to explore rarely visited dive sites, such as the Hallaniyat Islands and the City of Winchester wreck. Liveaboards allow divers to really make the most of all that Oman has to offer.
With its in-house team of diving enthusiasts, Regaldive is well placed to help divers to plan their next scuba diving holiday adventures to Oman and over 25 exciting worldwide destinations.
For further information, or to book, visit www.regaldive.co.uk or call 01353 659999.