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Oman’s capital blends old and new, from the traditional fish and local souks to the breathtaking Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and modern developments.

Enjoy untouched reefs and an abundant marine life of plenty of healthy corals and large pelagics such as devil rays, leopard sharks and grouper. It is common to see dolphins chasing tuna, turtles and whales off the coast. Wreck enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Al Munassir wreck.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, leopard shark, whale shark, devil ray, spinner dolphin

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Explore Muscat

An ideal trip for divers looking for a short, good value holiday. Spend a week exploring dive sites near Muscat, with plenty of healthy corals and large pelagics. Wreck enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Al Munassir.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Learn to Dive Muscat

The warm nutrient rich waters of Oman attract an abundance of marine life, and you can expect to see colourful corals, schools of fish and turtles. This is is a popular place to learn to dive and offers great value for money.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,745 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Conveniently located near Muscat, this luxurious beachfront resort comprises three hotels and nestles between the Gulf of Oman and dramatic backdrop of the rugged interior mountains.

Sifawy Boutique Hotel

This stunning boutique hotel is located in the newly developed marina town of Jebel Sifah, less than an hour’s drive from the Omani capital of Muscat, and blends European design with a traditional Omani influence.