Lima Rock

Lima Rock

The strong currents and steep features at Lima Rock make it a great dive site full of marine life for experienced divers.

Lima Rock is probably the best known dive site in the Musandam Peninsula, reached after a fifty minutes boat trip from Dibba al Biya fishing port. It is a pinnacle limestone island approximately 800 meter long and 200 meter wide with steep vertical drops to more than sixty meters deep. Its shallow north side (still up to thirty meters) is famous because of its many caves, crevices, overhangs and healthy coral formations. The east side is deep and offers some great wall diving. This is also the place to find pelagic species such as yellow-fin, barracuda, wrasses, zebra sharks and jacks.

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Lima Rock

Lima Rock is probably the best known dive site in the Musandam Peninsula, reached after a fifty minute boat trip from Dibba al Biya fishing port. It is a pinnacle limestone island approximately 800 meter long and 200 meter wide with steep vertical drops to more than sixty meters deep. Its shallow north side (still up to thirty meters) is famous because of its many caves, crevices, overhangs and healthy coral formations. The east side is deep and offers some great wall diving. This is also the place to find pelagic species such as yellow-fin, barracuda, wrasses, zebra sharks and jacks.

What can we see?

The topography of Lima Rock makes it perfect for all levels. Experience the beauty of black corals and purple soft corals. Yellow mouth morays hide in crevices and there is a chance to see white tip reef sharks resting on the sandy bottom. With the currents here in the Musandam there is also a chance to see pelagic giants such as the gentle whaleshark or elusive mola mola. When currents allow look out into the blue for schooling tuna, jack and rays.