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 always available on board, but you can bring your own duty free bought from Muscat Airport (not available at Salalah). Nitrox is available. Marine Park fees are paid locally. Most trips depart on a Saturday.
October - May: The 7 night itinerary explores the Hallaniyat Islands in southern Oman
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.
August - September: The 7 night itinerary explores the famous dive sites of the Daymaniyat Islands and Muscat area
Explore the Ras Abu Dhaut region, south of Muscat and the Daymaniyat Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the north. Diving highlights include the wreck of the Al Munassir, the drop-offs of Ras Abu Dhaut, Fahal, Bandar Khayran and of course, the famous Daymaniyat Islands, the jewel in the crown of diving in Oman. Expect to encounter plenty of fish, turtles, colourful reefs and there’s a great chance of a whale shark encounter.
As the boat relocates from one region to the other, it's possible to be on board (end of May / end of Sep). The 10 night trips are great for adventure divers wanting to explore new areas. Ask our team for further details on dates.
- Length: 34 metres
- Maximum guests: 22
- Nitrox available
Diving suitable for:
Oman Liveaboard Salalah & Hallaniyat Islands
Untouched reefs, whales, wrecks and discovery await you pioneering divers. This unique dive safari is an adventure as the Saman Explorer heads to the Hallaniyat Islands.
- Trip type: Group tour
- Duration exc. international flights: 8 days