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Located in the north of Oman, this remote peninsula offers spectacular fjord like scenery and excellent diving for more experienced divers.

The peninsula faces the Straits of Hormuz, a plankton rich body of water offering tropical coral diving with over 900 species of fish of all colours and sizes. Dive sites range from dramatic walls to extensive coral gardens with a combination of plankton and strong local currents attracting large pelagics such as manta and eagle rays, barracuda, whale sharks and numerous turtle and shark species.

The trade off for all this fantastic marine life is that visibility in these plankton rich waters is often only 12-20 metres. The area is more suited to experienced divers who will enjoy the adventurous currents an coral encrusted drop-offs falling to great depths. Dolphins are a common sight when heading out to a dive site in the calm waters between the fjords.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, spotted eagle ray, common dolphin