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Spend a week exploring some of the twenty plus dive sites around the UNESCO protected Daymaniyat Islands.

The rocky outcrops surrounding the Daymaniyat Islands nature reserve are home to migrating birds, as well as turtles, rays and whale sharks.

Diving highlights include leopard sharks often found at Noodle Daymaniyat, soft purple corals, honeycomb moray eels and stingrays along Hayut Wall and the vast table corals of Junn Daymaniyat where, in season, you may be lucky enough to encounter the magnificent whale shark. We also recommend this trip for non-diving partners and snorkellers.

This trip idea is now best experienced by liveaboard. Contact us for further details.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Muscat

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to your resort in Al Sawadi, a 45 minute drive north of Muscat. Check in for a week long stay. Rest of day at leisure.
  3. Days 3-7 : Dive Daymaniyat Islands

    Your five day (10 dive) package begins today with the on-site dive centre. 

    Expect to see an abundance of marine life including seahorses, honeycomb moray eels, shrimp, gobies, wrasse, octopus, eagle rays, stingrays, turtles and several species of shark with leopard sharks being the most commonly seen in these clear waters.

  4. Day 8: Day at leisure

    Take one of many day trips available either into Muscat or head inland to explore the desert, wadis or remote villages.
  5. Day 9: Return to the UK

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, landing later the same day.

You should note: This trip idea is evolving and we recommend diving the Daymaniyat Islands by liveaboard. Ask the Dive team for further details.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £1,395 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 7 nights resort (breakfast)
    • 10 dive pack
    • Tanks and weights
    • Return airport transfers
Featured location:

Daymaniyat Islands

The nine, tiny, uninhabited islands that comprise the Damaniyat Islands are the jewel in the crown for diving and snorkelling in Oman. The stunning coral reefs teem with a huge variety of life and the islands are also well known for nesting turtles.

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, common cuttlefish, whale shark, leopard shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Reef diving