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Oman Liveaboards

For the dedicated diving holiday in Oman,  there is no better way than on an Oman Liveaboard. There are currently two very good standard liveaboards in Oman, the Samana Explorer, and the Oman Aggressor. Both boats are of a similar standard, with very spacious cabins and professional operation. 

The liveaboards move around Oman during the dive season from September to May,  mainly focusing on the off-shore islands on The Daymaniyat and Hallaniyat Islands, but they also venture to the very North around the Musandam peninsula. The diving in the regions is truly amazing, with huge schools of fish, and the chance to see large numbers or rarer species like Mobula Rays, Whale Sharks and Guitar Sharks in an uncrowded natural environment. 

It is worth noting the visibility in Oman is generally quite unpredictable and can range from 5 to 25m from one dive to the next. However, you are rewarded with some very special dives and always something unexpected! There are also a lot of wrecks along this stretch of water which are slowly opening up to divers. Migrating Whales are a common site, and from September to November Whale Sharks are almost guaranteed daily at the Daymaniyat Islands !!

Planet Dive have a huge amount of knowledge and experience, not only diving in Oman, but also exploring the beautiful mountain regions and desert. We highly recommend combining an Oman liveaboard with one of our hand picked luxury beach resort, mountain retreats or desert camps. Please call and speak to an Oman Dive Travel expert. 

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.

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Need some help? Tired of trawling the internet to find the right holiday? Speak to a Oman diving travel expert for first hand advice. We will construct the perfect holiday for your specifc requirements at the best price.

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