Diving in Oman

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.

Travelinformation for Oman

Languages ar
Currency OMR
Timezone UTC+04:00
Tipping not expected
Network Provider Oman Mobile/GTO
Dial Code 968
Electricity 220 V / 50 Hz
Power Plug Type G

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Wildlife in Oman
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Sharks
Whale Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Wildlife in Oman
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Sharks
Whale Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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