Salalah is situated 600 miles south of Muscat in the Dhofar region and offers an invigorating lush temperate climate in stark contrast to the rest of the country. Its dive sites are relatively untouched and new ones are being discovered all the time.
The Khareef (southeast monsoon) brings the rain from Jun-Sep creating a unique lush green landscape set against a dramatic backdrop of the Jebal Dhofar. Here you can find an abundance of wildlife, breathtaking scenery, coconut groves, banana plantations and frankincense trees.
White sandy beaches fringe the plain to the south, stretching for kilometres along the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea. Dive sites are relatively untouched and new sites are being discovered all the time. A fantastic variety of rays, moray eels and nudibranch along with large grouper, turtles and dozens of fish schools can be seen as well as a Portuguese shipwreck. Salalah waters are unusual in that small areas of kelp forests can also be found, especially post Kahreef season. Diving here is seasonal (Oct-May).
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