This 34 metre steel ship operates a unique dive safari to the Hallaniyat Islands in southern Oman, home to pristine corals, humpback whales and the City of Winchester wreck.
Accommodating 22 passengers and a crew of eight, there is plenty of room for everyone. The eleven cabins all feature twin beds, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Facilities on board include a spacious salon, large sundeck and ample room on the dive deck. Alcohol is not available on board, but you can bring your own duty free bought from Muscat Airport (not available at Salalah). The boat departs on a Saturday afternoon (Nov-May) from Mirbat harbour on 6 night itineraries. During the summer months (May – Oct), the Saman Explorer explores the dive sites of Oman’s northern coast. Nitrox is available.
A highlight of the trip is the City of Winchester wreck. This 150m long British war ship from WWl is in excellent condition and rests on the seabed at 30m. The diving area is untouched and undiscovered, so you can expect everything! Enjoy colourful reefs, look out for humpback whales, manta rays and grouper or even discover a new wreck, as rumour has it, there are plenty in this area waiting silently for you, the pioneering diver. This is an adventure for experienced divers, as the waters are unknown and tourism undeveloped in this area.
- Length: 34 metres
- Maximum guests: 22
- Nitrox available
Diving suitable for: