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The Ultimate List of the best Dive Sites in Oman
You are lucky! Diving in Oman is still relatively undiscovered – even though we offer warm water, pristine dive sites and plentiful marine life. Our waters are warm year-round with the best time to dive from April to May and September to October as the water and air temperatures are ideal for diving.
What you can see:
Except to see fascinating life of all shapes and sizes when you dive with us. From Whale Sharks during the season to Black Tip Reef Sharks and Zebra Sharks, green and hawksbill Turtles – the list goes on. Sometimes we see Honeycomb Moray Eels stretch out from the reefs, and for the Macro lover there’s a huge variety of Seahorses and Nudibranchs. As such, diving in Oman gives you the opportunity to see an incredible range of aquatic life.
Located north of Muscat within a 40-minute boat ride from Al Mouj Marina where MolaMola Diving Center is located, Daymaniyat island is a tiny archipelago of rocky islands and the first marine reserve created in Oman. Coral reefs surround the islands, which are an important area for nesting Sea Turtles. Dive depths are up to 30 meters and the dives are suitable for all divers, from open-water divers with no logged dives upwards.
We have more than 20 dives sites at Daymaniyat island, but here are some of our favorite ones:
- Aquarium: One of our favorite dive sites is located 15 minutes before Daymaniyat I This is an underwater rock and you start your dive at about 7m down and then either swim south or north along the wall, depending on the current. To the north your dive brings you over a sand chute and then along the wall to a small plateau down about 22-24 meters. Turning south you swim along a wall and then over an area of sand and coral blocks. All the walls as well as the whole plateau is loosely covered with blue coral bushes, some soft corals and small sponges. Look down to the sand, sometimes there are leopard sharks, lemon sharks or rays.
- Blacktip reef: This dive site impresses with the huge coral blocks at the very beginning. You continue the dive to a wall with a large plateau on about 18 meters covered with coral bushes at the end. Keep an eye out as you might always see Rays, Black Tip Sharks and also Moray Eels hidden in the caves below the rocks.
- Three sisters: This dive site lies on the eastern side of the bay. You dive along a wall with lots of large rocks nicely covered with hard and soft corals. On the flatter parts you will find coral gardens with table corals and lots of small reef fish. Don’t miss the large cave which reveals itself about 10m down with lots of Sweepers in it.
On the southern side of Al Mouj Marina the limestone wedge of Fahal Island offers divers healthy soft and hard coral gardens, a cave swim-through, and opportunities to see various species of shark resting on the seafloor. This small island offers excellent diving with reefs found down at 40 meters and the calm waters around Fahal Island are suitable for divers of all levels. There are several different dive options at Fahal, but here again our favorite ones:
- Hamburger bay: The north side of Fahal island is called Hamburger bay which offers a dive depth of about 15 meters with beautiful corals and opportunities to spot rays, turtles and sometimes even a Guitar shark that lives there.
- Fahal East: Located on the north-eastern tip of Fahal Island, this dive site surprises with a narrow tunnel right at the beginning of the dive to swim through– and you even might spot some sharks in there.
Let’s go find out more when you dive with us!