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The Sultanate of Oman is a fascinating and beautiful country situated at the far eastern edge of the exotic Arabian Peninsula.

The diving in Oman is the best in the Gulf, with intact coral and plenty of big fish. Dolphins can be seen in the hundreds following tuna and you can also see whales and whale sharks depending on the season. There are many wrecks and opportunities for drift and other specialised dives. Oman is nothing like Egypt's Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh or Hurghada as you will not find throngs of tourists.

The diving in Oman is not spoiled the by thousands of divers, the corals are intact and fresh. Underwater you will see turtles and big morays, depending on the dive site, Black tip reef sharks and other types can be seen. There are some nice big devil rays at 8ft (2.5m) and there is a full range of small fish like groupers, lion fish, golden cardinals and if you are observant you can spot frog fish and sea horses. There are even occasional sightings of whale sharks.

Oman has just recently opened its doors to tourism. Good roads stretch for thousands of kilometers and are very well maintained, the hospitals and schools and food outlets are very clean and safe. The government has a strong hold over environmental marine issues for industry and enforces them. More new marine and land reserves are to be formed to protect turtles and birds. The first thing you will think about Oman is how clean, how calm and friendly the people are.

Climate Muscat 66-100F 19-38C Interior areas can reach 130F 54C
Water Temps Average 80F 26C
Visibility 65+ ft 20+ m

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