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Be one of the first to explore the remote Hallaniyat Islands in southern Oman on this six night dive safari in season.

This unique adventure on board the Saman Explorer liveaboard offers pristine corals, humpback and sperm whales and some wreck diving around the Hallaniyat Islands, an untouched and undiscovered diving region where you can expect everything! 

Fly to southern Oman to join the boat on the Hallaniyat itinerary, spending your last night in resort and returning via Muscat.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK for Salalah

  2. Days 2-7 : Transfer to boat and begin Hallaniyat Dive Safari

    On arrival in Salalah you will be transferred to Mirbat harbour to embark the Saman Explorer liveaboard. Begin your six night adventure exploring the remote and untouched Hallaniyat Islands. Up to four dives are offered per day, including tanks and weights.

  3. Day 8: Disembark and overnight in Mirbat

    Your final dive is this morning. After lunch you will be transferred to the Mirbat Marriott for your final night's stay.

  4. Day 9: Depart Oman

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Muscat. Alternatively, speak to us about extending your Oman holiday in Salalah or Muscat.

  5. Day 10: Arrive UK

You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. The Saman Explorer offers alternative itineraries around Oman throughout the year. Contact the Dive team for further information.

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 days from £2,450 pp
  • Departures: Exclusive 2018 departures View all departure dates
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 6 night liveaboard (full board)
    • 1 night resort (half board)
    • 5 days liveaboard diving
    • Tanks and weights
    • Transfers


Search for your ideal departure below, and then enquire to confirm availability and book.

Featured locations:


Salalah is situated over around 950 kilometres south of Muscat and offers an invigorating lush temperate climate in stark contrast to the rest of the country, as well as relatively untouched dive sites. Salalah is also the starting point for trips to the Hallaniyat Islands.

  • Ideal for viewing: common octopus, giant grouper, common cuttlefish, common dolphin, humpback whale
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving

Hallaniyat Islands

Untouched and undiscovered, the Hallaniyat Islands are home to pristine corals, humpback whales and wrecks. The area is relatively new to divers, you can expect anything! The islands are reached only by liveaboard and in season from November to May.

  • Ideal for viewing: humpback whale, giant grouper, giant oceanic manta ray, honeycomb moray eel, common dolphin
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Saman Explorer

This spacious liveaboard operates to the Hallaniyat Islands in the winter months, home to pristine corals and exploratory diving. In the summer it heads to the Musandam and the Daymaniyat Islands for whale shark encounters.

Featured accommodation:

Mirbat Marriott Resort

This luxurious resort is located 80 kilometres from Salalah, on the white sand beach of Mirbat Cove, and is an ideal choice for anyone looking to relax, dive or explore the spectacular Chofar region.