Snorkeling and Diving in Muscat: Dimaniyat Islands

The glorious city of Muscat, located precisely in the magnificent Arabian Sea, along the Gulf of Oman, is home to the Dimaniyat Islands, containing some of the most curiosity-arousing waters that are nothing less than heaven to those eager to wanting to experience the astonishing encounters of snorkeling and scuba diving!

Referred to as the “Jewels of the Middle East”, the Dimaniyat Islands contain exuberant canyons, extensive sand dunes, and luscious mountains. The Islands also have impressive waters scattered along the Arabian Sea coast. They are a dream for anyone who wants to experience the adrenaline rush of snorkeling and diving. Its rugged remote landscape has abundant water and supports a very diverse and abundant marine life.

Consisting of nine miniature Islands, these islands are in high demand for eager tourists and potential divers! The largest of these Islands is within walking distance of a breathtaking beach and a humungous rock hump covered by a series of gazebos, while the remaining islands further face the sea.

Surrounded by turquoise waters and stunning coral reefs, the Dimaniyat Islands are ideal for snorkeling and diving. The islands are home to endangered sea turtles, pristine coral reefs and exotic fish. Therefore, the islands are one of Oman’s main diving spots and as a diving center we also like to dive there. The Dimaniyat Islands offer great diving spots for all divers, from beginners to advanced divers. In the summer, you’ll see a wide variety of hard and soft corals, and you can expect to see Stingrays, Whale sharks, zebra sharks, Morray eels, and a number of species of cute Turtles!

On the reef, you’ll find a variety of coral reef fish such as Sohal tangfish, Red Sea Clownfish, Arabian Butterflyfish, Black spotted Rubberlips, and Arabian Picasso Triggerfish. If you’re lucky, you’ll also find moray eels hiding in the coral reefs and perhaps one of the most beautiful fish in the Arabian Sea, the Arabian Angelfish. Turtles are also easy to find in the bay. Between May and October, it is not uncommon for you to be bestowed with the once in a lifetime opportunity to lay your eyes on the Whale Sharks!

The most reasonable and memorable trips around these bewitching tourist hubs are under the expert guidance of “Pearl Dimaniyat”, who not only make sure that the trips around the magnificent waters of Dimaniyat Islands are joyful, but simultaneously ensure the safety of all their divers! They most graciously offer stunning daily trips of camping, snorkeling, turtle watching, and even Scuba Diving teaching courses! Their professional staff accompanies you to trips on their beautiful boat equipped with all articles to ensure a glorious and risk free trip!

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