Located between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, Oman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world. This Arab nation is officially called Sultanate of Oman and is a member of the United Nations. The capital city of Muscat is a thriving metropolis with a vibrant economy. Besides the spectacular scuba diving in Oman, tourists also enjoy breathtaking landmarks like the Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Wahiba Sands, the Salalah rain forest, refreshing Jebel Shams water canyons, and Wadi Bani Khalid wadis.
With over 3,000 kilometers of coastline, scuba diving in Oman is spectacular. The Arabian Sea offers a unique experience for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. From the Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve to the breathtaking Musandam, every Oman dive site reveals something extraordinary. The wide variety of dive sites cater to all levels of diving, from beginner to technical, with pleasant sea temperatures all year round. The nutrient-rich waters of the Arabian Sea draw in many whale and dolphin species, nesting sea turtles, and whale sharks, offering divers who enjoy getting off the beaten path extraordinary marine life encounters in the untouched waters of Oman.