FAQ

Yes, we will bring you in a protected area, we will provide you a life jacket and you will enter slowly in the water; you can hold the ladder or the floating ring as a start to feel more at ease and still you can enjoy and see from the surface the many fishes and aquatic life!
A: Not at all. There are few rules important to follow, but very easy. You do not need to be an Olympic swimmer, just a bit confident in the water.
Yes, you can do a discovery dive. A try dive is performed in total security with an instructor and you will be in shallow water. Instructions and explanation of skills how to breath, equalize your ears and swim will be given to you before entering the water. The Dimaniyat Islands are the perfect place where to do your try dive. It will be a life time experience! Just contact us or call on: www.pearldimaniyat.com
We advise to bring suncream, sunglasses, swimsuit, a towel and in winter a warm pullover, as the wind might be chilly. And of course,,, your good mood! �
No, you don't need. We provide snacks, mineral water, juices and fruit.
Depending on the weather and sea conditions, we go mainly to the Dimaniyat Islands, with over a dozen of dive sites, or to Fahal Island or Bander Alkheran. Our instructor and captain will choose which place is better for you to snorkel and dive.
As a natural environment, and not an aquarium, the fishes and animals might differ from day to day. As a fact, we guarantee beautiful corals, plenty of tropical and colourful fishes and good chances to see bigger animals like turtles or sharks!
We are located in Seeb marina, in central Muscat, a great location with lots of parking places and it is the closest point to reach the Dimaniyat Islands. Meeting time is at 8:00 am and we are back at around 2:30 pm
The minimum age is 10. At that age kids can do a discovery dive or even the Junior Open Water Course.
There is not a maximum age limit, just you have to be fit enough.
It gets 4 days to get your international licence, which is valid life time and recognized all over the world. You can book your course with us and with the e-learning method you can study the theory comfortably at home with your own flexibility. With us, on day one we take you to the pool and we will be training the practical skills. On the other two days, we perform the open water skills in the sea. Book your Open Water Diver Course with Pearl Dimaniyat Diving Center and be a part of the international diving community!
After completing your Open Water Diver Course, you can continue the ed
Yes, all equipment is included during the training.
The best chances to see whale sharks are from beginning of September till November, but occasionally we spot this kind giant all year around!
Yes, that is possible and very safe. Just keep small distance and don't touch them!
You are allowed to go on the beach from November till May; from May till beginning of November instead it is prohibited because turtles nest their eggs on those sandy beaches.
There are no dangerous jellyfish around the Dimaniyat Islands.
We are interested in camping at the You are most welcome to book your camping trip with Pearl Dimaniyat Diving Center! Camping is allowed at the Dimaniyats in winter. We will provide tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, snorkelling equipment and permits. Also we provide lunch on the boat, bbq dinner and breakfast at the beach. Where we camp you will have access to the best snorkelling sites of the islands.
With our boat we will take you to certain areas of Muscat where there is a big chance to encounter dolphins jumping and swimming in groups. You can enjoy the dolphin watching activity during our organized trips or you can book a private boat.
Mostly seen are the spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) but other kind of offshore dolphins can be found in Omani waters. They are in general quite shy, so if you jump in the water they tend to swim away; we recommend you to just sit and enjoy the show from the boat.