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Diving in Oman

Oman Dive Centre, Muscat

Run by Extra Divers Worldwide, this is a unique dive resort with a dive centre, dive school, traditional Omani style accommodation, seaside restaurant and beach bar.

Just a short ride away from Muscat’s historical center, Oman Dive Centre is nestled inside one of the bays of Bandar Jussa.

The Odyssey Restaurant overlooks the azure bay and boasts fine cuisine for guests to enjoy on its terrace or inside its large air-conditioned rooms.

The Dive Centre is a hub of activity for divers and non-divers alike, and offers diving courses, fun dives, snorkelling trips, kayaks, body boards, dolphin watching trips, coastal tours and even sunset cruises.
The 30 Barasti huts are directly situated on the beach among a sea of desert plants and flowers. Each Barasti is a spacious double room with its very own open air bathroom and shaded terrace, as well as air conditioning, fan, safety box and mini bar. The walls of the open-air bathrooms are built with rocks from the surrounding m ountains, and the front terrace provides the ideal setting to sip a glass of wine before dinner. In line with ecological concerns, the Barasti huts of the ecolodge are built in traditional Omani style. Similar huts are found in fishing villages along the coast as well as in the date plantations of Jabal Akhdar.

The waters surrounding Muscat provide fine tropical coral sea diving and the nutrient-rich water attracts a wide variety and quantity of marine life – 85 genera of hard and soft corals are found here including table corals, beautiful black coral, colourful whip and teddy-bear corals.

Certain endemic species of coral grow and reproduce only here, in this very unique plankton-rich envir onment. Water temperatures range from 22°C in winter to 30°C in summer, with a thermocline at around 15m to cool you off during the summer’s hotter months. Visibility can reach 30-metres, although at times the massive presence of plankton reduces it notably. However, even when visibility is low, the sheer abundance and variety of species in Muscat waters is enough to keep divers coming back.

Oman Dive Centre is an SSI training facility. SSI is one of the largest and most reputable scuba training agencies in the world and complies with the strict safety standards dictated by the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC). Your SSI certification is accepted worldwide. ODC qualified instructors teach all kinds of courses from beginner level up to the professional level of ‘Dive Control Specialist’. Just choose how far you want to go! Upon request, PADI courses can also be taken.

MUSANDAM, OMAN

The dive centre is located in the Golden Tulip hotel in Khasab, which is the capital of the most northerly province of Musandam. This province is a peninsula just on the Strait of Hormuz, 3 hours by car northeast of Dubai and is separated from the rest of Oman by the stunningly beautiful fjords (long narrow strips of sea between high cliffs), small villages and dramatic mountain-hugging roads.

The wild rugged beauty of the Musandam coastline and fjords is a national heritage of great value and is only 1 hour Domestic Flight away from Muscat with OmanAir.

This is the only dive center in the whole area…so lots of fish and few divers! Turtles, rays, nudibranchs, dolphin, barracuda… you name it!

The dive center has been open since January 2005 with new equipment, compressor, tanks, dive shop, dry room for guests, multilingual instructors (German, English, French, and Dutch), a workshop… plus a great terrace for chill-out after diving.

There are also two brand new speedboats with:

  • 2 x 150 HP Motors (33 knots/hour)
  • water shower
  • tank holders
  • First Aid, Oxygen etc.

Dive Centre Main Tract · Room for rental equipment · Room for equipment of guests · Compressor room · Rinsing/wet and dry areas · Workshop · Reception · Showroom · Office · Classrooms

Boat Excursions · 2 dives in the morning · 1 dive in the afternoon · Wreck diving · Night diving · Full day excursions · The dive sites can be reached within 10 to 60 mins.

Diving Courses: Extra Divers is offering all SSI & PADI courses from Bubblemaker for kids up to Assistant Instructor license as well as Intro Dives for people who just want to try!

 

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Destination: Hallaniyat Islands
    Take this opportunity book your Liveaboard Oman special offers in 2018 Itinerary: Hallaniyat Islands Embarkment: Salalah Disembarkment: Salalah 04 January – 12 January 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £3034.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 26 January – 03 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £1972.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 02 February – 10 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 09 February – 17 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 02 March – 10 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 09 March – 17 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 16 March – 23 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2974.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 23 March – 31 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 30 March – 07 April 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 06 April – 14 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2998.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 13 April – 21 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 20 April – 28 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel 27 April – 05 May (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel Oman offers pristine reefs, stunning deserts, rugged mountain landscapes, green oases, endless beaches and friendly people for a scuba diving liveaboard trip. The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman provide large coral reefs in the deep fjords of Musandam (Gulf of Oman), at Daymaniyat Islands off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat in southern Oman (Arabian Sea) as well as untouched and undiscovered reefs and wrecks. When you’re on an Aggressor Fleet Oman scuba diving liveaboard trip, you’ll discover that the sea is full of fascinating life – whale sharks, humpback whales, sperm whales dolphins, manta rays, sharks, sea turtles, mobula, mola mola, moray eels, angelfish, stingrays, king mackerel, tuna, lobster, crayfish, and nudibranchs. More than 1000 different types of fish and shellfish call the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman home. Strict fishing conditions and large marine parks ensure that this valuable treasure is protected. The Boat The Oman Aggressor is a spacious 148 ft. steel boat with a 28 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 12 knots and has 220-volt power. Comfortable accommodations for 22 guests include 11 spacious staterooms each with an independently controlled air-conditioning, a private bathroom, picture window, large panorama window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32” flat screen TV offering a selection of over 400 movies, TV shows and documentaries. Guests will also be able to plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and video. The Oman Aggressor has two master staterooms with a king, one suite with a king, and 8 deluxe staterooms, each with two twin beds. The yacht has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar and a complete photo/video centre. The on-board video format is both NTSC and PAL. The yacht is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items. We highly recommend extreme caution and care be taken if you plan to travel on-board with electronic equipment. Diving Details • Manta rays, whale sharks, dolphin, abundant reef fish life, multiple macro critters, Mola Mola, Mobulas, sharks and beautiful coral reef diving • All dives from the mothership and 2 skiffs that carry 11 divers each for quick access • Water temperature: 74 – 86F, 24 – 30C • 5 – 7 mm wetsuit recommended • 7-night charters: up to 25 dives Food The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please add this to your reservation through the GIS and speak to the yacht chef once on-board so he/she can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location so we highly recommend you bring these items with you. The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Taxes/Fees/Transfers USD 200 Park & Port Fee: Musandam, Muscat, Salalah (7 night charters for diver/non diver) All on-board sales/services, park and port fee need to be paid in cash. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Liveaboard Oman 2018 and for further information.
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Liveaboard Oman
Destination: Hallaniyat Islands

 

 

Take this opportunity book your Liveaboard Oman special offers in 2018

Itinerary: Hallaniyat Islands
Embarkment: Salalah
Disembarkment: Salalah

04 January – 12 January 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £3034.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
26 January – 03 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £1972.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
02 February – 10 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
09 February – 17 February 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
02 March – 10 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
09 March – 17 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
16 March – 23 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2974.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
23 March – 31 March 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2749.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
30 March – 07 April 2018 (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2884.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
06 April – 14 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2998.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
13 April – 21 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
20 April – 28 April (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel
27 April – 05 May (7 nights Liveaboard) from £2752.00 per person including flights from Heathrow and overnight at Juweirah Boutique Hotel

Oman offers pristine reefs, stunning deserts, rugged mountain landscapes, green oases, endless beaches and friendly people for a scuba diving liveaboard trip. The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman provide large coral reefs in the deep fjords of Musandam (Gulf of Oman), at Daymaniyat Islands off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat in southern Oman (Arabian Sea) as well as untouched and undiscovered reefs and wrecks.

When you’re on an Aggressor Fleet Oman scuba diving liveaboard trip, you’ll discover that the sea is full of fascinating life – whale sharks, humpback whales, sperm whales dolphins, manta rays, sharks, sea turtles, mobula, mola mola, moray eels, angelfish, stingrays, king mackerel, tuna, lobster, crayfish, and nudibranchs. More than 1000 different types of fish and shellfish call the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman home. Strict fishing conditions and large marine parks ensure that this valuable treasure is protected.

The Boat
The Oman Aggressor is a spacious 148 ft. steel boat with a 28 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered, cruises at 12 knots and has 220-volt power. Comfortable accommodations for 22 guests include 11 spacious staterooms each with an independently controlled air-conditioning, a private bathroom, picture window, large panorama window or porthole view, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32” flat screen TV offering a selection of over 400 movies, TV shows and documentaries. Guests will also be able to plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and video.

The Oman Aggressor has two master staterooms with a king, one suite with a king, and 8 deluxe staterooms, each with two twin beds. The yacht has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar and a complete photo/video centre. The on-board video format is both NTSC and PAL. The yacht is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items. We highly recommend extreme caution and care be taken if you plan to travel on-board with electronic equipment.

Diving Details
• Manta rays, whale sharks, dolphin, abundant reef fish life, multiple macro critters, Mola Mola, Mobulas, sharks and beautiful coral reef diving
• All dives from the mothership and 2 skiffs that carry 11 divers each for quick access
• Water temperature:
74 – 86F, 24 – 30C
• 5 – 7 mm wetsuit recommended
• 7-night charters: up to 25 dives

Food
The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please add this to your reservation through the GIS and speak to the yacht chef once on-board so he/she can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location so we highly recommend you bring these items with you.

The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary.

Taxes/Fees/Transfers

USD 200 Park & Port Fee: Musandam, Muscat, Salalah (7 night charters for diver/non diver)

All on-board sales/services, park and port fee need to be paid in cash.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Liveaboard Oman 2018 and for further information.

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