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Oman’s relative proximity to the UK makes it an ideal destination for divers looking for a short, great value diving holiday.

The Sultanate of Oman is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, both attracting an abundance of marine life in their nutrient rich waters. Spend a week exploring underwater and some time experiencing authentic Arabian hospitality.

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

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Muscat

    Arrive in Muscat and transfer to Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Resort & Spa for a week long stay. This luxurious, modern resort is suitable for all budgets and features two properties in one and a comprehensive array of facilities.

  3. Days 3-7 : Explore offshore Muscat

    Your five day (10 dive) package begins today with the on-site dive centre. Underwater highlights include a divers marine life from nudibranch to leopard sharks, schools of barracuda and eagle rays. There's plenty of adventure for everyone.
  4. Day 8: Day at leisure

    Take one of many day trips out of Muscat to explore the desert, wadis or remote villages. Dolphin watching excursions can also be arranged.

  5. Day 9: Return to the UK

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

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 £1,695 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 7 nights resort
    • Breakfast daily
    • 10 dive pack
    • Tanks and weights
    • Return airport transfers
Featured location:


Oman’s capital blends old and new, from traditional souks to the breathtaking Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Divers can enjoy healthy reefs and an abundant marine life with devil rays, leopard sharks and grouper, as well as dolphins and whales..

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, leopard shark, whale shark, devil ray, spinner dolphin
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Learn to dive, Reef diving
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

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