Liveaboard Holidays In Oman
Oman's liveaboards sail from Salalah, around the Hallaniyat islands, he coast of Muscat, at the Daymaniyat Islands, or in and around the Fjords of Musandam.
Oman liveaboard diving may take in wrecks, like the Monassir Fahal or the Iceland or even the British warship, City of Winchester, a must for wreck fans! Off the Southern coast there's the opportunity to dive with Humpback Whales! This unique opportunity to dive with these gentle giants is possible because a group of up to 100 humpbacks reside in these waters, alongside manta and mobula rays. Blue Whales are often seen breaching close to the boat. Dives to new and uncharted sites are make use of fish finders dropping divers into large schools and uncharted reefs.
There is a Liveaboard diving holiday in Oman to suit any diving taste, try one today!!!
OMAN LIVEABOARD ITINERARIES
Oman Liveaboard dive safaris run from Saturday to Saturday. The first six nights are spent on board with the last night in a hotel ashore. On Saturday afternoon, your liveaboard departs from the port of Mirbat. The tour takes you first along the coast until you reach the village of Hasik where you will begin the crossing to the remote Indian Ocean Hallaniyat islands. The first of the islands is reached after a 3-4 hour crossing. Over the next few days you will explore the dive sites around the five Hallaniyat islands. Three to four dives are scheduled each day with occasional night dives also arranged. While diving on the reef you may also pick up the calls of the humpback whales, which you can also hope to encounter at some stage on your liveaboard safari. Manta Rays and dolphins are also commonly seen.
You can also expect to dive the 150m long wreck of the City of Winchester, for a description of this wreck take a look at Divernetxtra
Disembark on Friday afternoon at Mirbat harbour. From there you will be transferred to your hotel for the last night, or on to your next destination in Oman.
Marine Life in Oman
Superb diving all year round with an abundance of sea life. Oman diving is comparable to the Red Sea but with out the crowds. The Daymaniyat Islands are a national park and the authorities are keen on protection of there natural beauty and resources. Diving is relatively easy with light surface conditions, zero to mild currents and generally good to excellent visibility. Sea life from Dolphins, whales including 3 different types of Killer Whale to every type of ray there is. The macro lovers will not be disappointed either with numerous nudibranches, unique anemone fish and shrimps. Ultimately though it is the migrating Whale Shark that is top of all our lists and they can be seen here in the summer months.
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