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A list of the best rated scuba dive sites in Oman.

Al Munasir

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.7, 6 votes

A mere half an hour away from Oman Dive Center, Al Munasir was sunk by the Royal Navy of Oman in 2003 and is slowly developing into a beautiful dive site. This 3000 ton vessel -originally built in England- is 84 meters long and 14.5 meters wide. Still in one piece, the ship sits upright on the sandy bottom rising up from 26 / 30 meters to 6 meters below the surface. The site is a favorite for large schools of snapper and schooling goat fish. You do need to have an Advanced Open Water certificati...

Plug Point

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 2 votes

Along the coastline opposite the Al Munasir wreck, Plug Point is notorious for the shallow soft coral island in its center. This luscious carpet of pastel corals is home to many marine creatures including the yellow mouth eel, the lion fish and the green turtle....

Ras Abu Dawood

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

Ras Abu Dawood is a small remote island chain offering some excellent steep wall diving. Ras Abu Dawood is great for novice and advanced divers alike. It consists of a small group of Islands, located approximately one hour from Muscat, with steep walls on the east and shallow reefs on the western side. Dives start from 3m – 40m. Here you can expect to see reef sharks, turtles and sting rays. A wreck dive of a freighter in 16m of water can also be included. ...

Bill's Bumps

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.5, 2 votes

Bill's Bumps is located on the west side of the Island of Fahal. To the east is the gentle sloping coral wall, which runs downwards from around 6m to 12m. Following this wall northward you will see some large boulders on your right, where its depth drops to around 15m. Following this direction around the rock head, you continue in a northerly direction finding some large rocks to your right and left and a small drop-off. The sea bed now drops eastwards to a sandy bottom of 22m. Turn round an...

Fahal Island

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.5, 2 votes

Fahal Island or Shark Island is a large island 4 km offshore from Muscat's popular tourist beach. It is a 20 minute boat ride from the dive center. Smaller in area than Bander Khairan it boasts equally excellent diving, with bays containing many varieties of hard and soft corals. For the more adventurous there is a cave swim-through, a wreck at 30m and deep reefs down to 40m, where schools of barracuda can be found. Sharks can be often be seen basking on the sand banks, giant eagle rays glid...

Octopus Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.0, 4 votes

Octopus Rock lies just north of Lima Rock and is named after the many ridges that radiate out of its center when looking from underwater. Many divers think it should be named jellyfish Rock as there are more than eight ridges. Anyway, the fifty meter long rock is almost perfectly round offering many plateau-like gullies filled with sand and rocks. Diving Octopus Rock is popular because of its numerous marine life and because it is possible to dive near the rock in almost all weather types....

Cave Site

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.0, 1 votes

The Cave Site is a 20 minutes boat ride from Muscat near two rocks in the cliff facing towards the open sea. The boat's anchor point is at a mooring buoy back inland near a small rock. The dive is towards the two rocks and back. Dive at the lowest point of the rocks towards the big rock. This area is covered in large boulders and steeply drops to a sandy bottom. Fin seaward around the corner while passing the big rock to find more abundant corals. Then ascend up to 16 meters and dive back to...

Khor Mala Caves

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.0, 1 votes

Khor Mala Caves or shortly the Caves are a selection of large undercuts in the shoreline. About five hundred meters south of the steep rock you will find a few caverns at only ten meters deep. The largest chamber is cut into the limestone rock face for more than ten meters, creating an atmosphere for crustaceans and schools of cardinal fish. ...

Lima Rock

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 3.8, 5 votes

Lima Rock is probably the best known dive site in the Musandam Peninsula, reached after a fifty minutes boat trip from Dibba al Biya fishing port. It is a pinnacle limestone island approximately 800 meter long and 200 meter wide with steep vertical drops to more than sixty meters deep. Its shallow north side (still up to 30 meter) is famous because of its many caves, crevices, overhangs and healthy coral formations. The east side is deep and offers some great wall diving. This is also the place ...

Musandam

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 3.5, 2 votes

The Musandam Peninsula is a sparsely populated and mountainous area officially belonging to Oman, but geographically located just north of Dubai and Fujairah. The Strait of Hormuz in between Musandam and Iran is only 56 kilometers wide and known for its extreme fishing grounds, coral reefs and huge amounts of pearl oysters. Musandam has a rugged fjord-like coastline which offers ample opportunities for different kind of tours. The Hajar Mountain Range ends with Ru'us al Jabal (Heads of the ...