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Musandam’s Leading Scuba Centre

There are some great dive sites around Musandam. People love to come here to see rays, barracudas, and occasionally whale sharks, as well as some stunningly beautiful coral of all different colors in the area. The water is often a very nice temperature, and seasons last a long time, with some extraordinary wildlife encounters to be found throughout the year. That being said, diving in Musandam isn’t without its difficulties, and currents can be very strong if you stray too far. Without appropriate guidance, your idyllic trip into the marine world can become a nightmare.

World-class diving in Musandam

Life in the Middle East has many advantages and one of the main ones is the beautiful and relatively undiscovered ocean life. For the best in Khasab scuba diving choose Freestyle Divers, a company that has been operating in Oman and the UAE areas for many years. Khasab is a port city in the Musandam peninsula in the north of Oman. With good conditions every month of the year in Musandam, Oman, diving is possible year-round. There are two peak seasons though for optimal conditions: September through to January and May to September. Obviously, in the height of summer (mid-June to August) temperatures soar in the area, but this makes diving in Musandam a very welcome pastime to escape the heat.

As mentioned before, we at Freestyle Divers take safety very seriously indeed, and some precautions need to be taken when diving in the Musandam area. Conditions can be changeable in terms of visibility and current, but rest assured that when you dive with us at Freestyle Divers, you are in the hands of experts. All our dive teams are highly experienced, we use the best equipment, and our instructors/guides are proficient in the latest diving techniques.

Discover some Amazing Sites Diving in Musandam

There are some truly awesome Khasab and Musandam diving sites. From reefs with beautiful hard and soft coral colonies and resident fish populations to underwater mountain wall, this area is a hidden gem in the oceanic world. Scuba diving in Musandam and Khasab offers unparalleled scuba diving experiences to scuba aficionados of all diving abilities.

This stretch of ocean offers encounters with an incredible array of sea life too – from whale sharks to rays, tuna to tiger and lemon sharks and a dazzling assortment of soft and hard corals – this area really punches far above its weight. One of the best aspects of this area is what it offers in terms of opportunities to enhance your skills as a diver. Some sites may require more advanced or technical diving skills – let’s talk about your diving ambitions and see how we can help you achieve them.

Luxury Diving Holidays in the Musandam Peninsula

We believe we are the premier Khasab diving center. Our years of experience in the industry, the ethos of the owners Darryl and Marine, and the expertise of all our crew and instructors mean we can offer you the safest and most enjoyable diving in the Khasab area. We have bases at two of the most prestigious hotels in the region, Dibba’s Radisson Blu and Khasab’s Atana Musandam as our Oman dive centre resort, with multiple fast boats leaving Dibba rock most days, giving our clients access to the very best of this area’s luxurious diving resort in Fujairah and Oman.

Experience Diving in Musandam with Our Professional Instructors

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Some diving schools offer inexpensive trips out into the Strait of Hormuz, boasting all kinds of guaranteed wildlife and experiences. Whilst it is true that the dive sites in UAE is mostly rich and diverse with all kinds of creatures and marine phenomena, visibility can be unpredictable, which can lead to a variety of safety issues. If your diving instructor or guide isn’t prepared to invest in appropriate safety or conservation measures, this can be a problem not just for you but for the marine world, which we are so desperate to preserve. Neil Murphy is a highly qualified instructor who has been diving for more than 30 years, seven of which he spent exploring the Musandam in tiny detail. He is widely recognized as the leading guide for the Musandam peninsula and leads our expeditions into this beautiful area; he knows all the secret sites that you will not find anywhere else.

Try Scuba Diving in Khasab

We love the various dive sites in the area and spend a lot of time training and guiding people in places on the Musandam East coast as well as the North coast from Khasab. Scuba diving isn’t about quick fixes or cutting corners, nor do we believe that learning ends when you achieve your certification. For us, it is a lifelong process, and everyone can and should learn about the ocean.

We have worked hard to make Khasab scuba diving safe and comfortable for all ages and all abilities, including those with physical limitations. That’s why you will see one of the most competitive ranges of courses available. Subjects that we covered include:

  • Marine biology and conservation. Our first commitment is to ensure that the ocean remains a beautiful and inspiring environment to visit. The best way we can do this is to introduce as wide an audience as possible to the world of marine biology and conservation.
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  • Our courses are designed to accommodate corporate parties, families, and we even offer internships for those who want to partake in our conservation efforts. We also have scientific programs running including the construction of an extensive artificial reef to preserve and protect our local coral reefs and extend the carrying capacity of the coastal ecosystems.
  • Diver safety. Something else which is very high on our list of priorities is the safety of our learners and our instructors. Diving can be a dangerous activity if care is not taken, and a large proportion of our courses are devoted to ways to limit hazards and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Advanced diving techniques. We have drawn our instructors from a pool of the very best divers in the world, which means we are in a position to offer advanced and professional levels of diving instruction.
  • Specialty diving. We also offer very specific diving courses for things like wreck diving certification in UAE, deep dive course in UAE, marine photography and videography, and fish identification. If you want to use diving as part of your interests or vocations, we will have exactly the right course you need.
  • Marine biology and conservation. Our first commitment is to ensure that the ocean remains a beautiful and inspiring environment to visit. The best way we can do this is to introduce as wide an audience as possible to the world of marine biology and conservation. Our courses are designed to accommodate corporate parties, families, and we even offer internships for those who want to partake in our conservation efforts. We also have scientific programs running including the construction of an extensive artificial reef to preserve and protect our local coral reefs and extend the carrying capacity of the coastal ecosystems.
  • Diver safety. Something else which is very high on our list of priorities is the safety of our learners and our instructors. Diving can be a dangerous activity if care is not taken, and a large proportion of our courses are devoted to ways to limit hazards and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Advanced diving techniques. We have drawn our instructors from a pool of the very best divers in the world, which means we are in a position to offer advanced and professional levels of diving instruction.
  • Specialty diving. We also offer very specific diving courses for things like wreck diving certification in UAE, deep dive course in UAE, marine photography and videography, and fish identification. If you want to use diving as part of your interests or vocations, we will have exactly the right course you need.

Dibba Rock – the perfect dive site for Open Water Divers

Just a stone’s throw from our base at Dibba, there’s a wonderful place for divers just starting their journey into scuba diving in UAE. Dibba Rock is the oldest marine protected area (MPA) in the UAE and has been a no fishing zone for more than 15 years. It is just off the coast of Dibba, a mere 5-minute boat ride from our Fujairah dive site base. It’s a perfect place for open water divers to get some practice while viewing some of the most incredible marine life in the area. At a maximum depth of 16 metres, this tiny island is surrounded by coral reefs where divers can see a multitude of species close up. Divers are dropped at a depth of 4-8 metres and the dive is expected to last around 50 minutes. The site is also very popular with snorkelers due to the magnificent coral reefs which circle the island.

What can I see when Dibba Rock Diving?

This is a brilliant site as it is so accessible from the mainland, and it’s a perfect spot for newcomers to scuba. There is quite a wide range of depths around the island, providing something within everyone’s comfort zone. The deeper sections lie on the east side of the island whereas the shallower waters can be found in the north, south and west. Boats tend to anchor to the north, south and west of the island to allow a comfortable entry to the site.

Scuba divers report seeing an array of sea life even in the shallows including trumpet fish, moray eels, parrot fish, and turtles. Turtles are one of the most common visitors here, especially on the side facing the open sea. The deeper waters are home to cuttlefish, rays and squid and the hunting ground of the black tip reef shark. Even the elusive whale shark has been spotted in this area – so you may be lucky! There are sections of hard and soft corals circling the island at depths from 2 metres to 14 metres, which are in a very healthy state and provide shelter and food for a wide assortment of reef life.

It’s also an excellent site for a night dive, as it’s so easy to navigate and has multiple shallower sections over the coral garden. That’s why we love Dibba Rock scuba diving and offer regular trips to the site! Our clients’ testimonials speak for themselves!

We Monitor Dibba Rock Weather Condition with WindGuru

With wind and wave conditions monitored daily on Windguru, your Dibba Rock trip is guaranteed to be conducted with the utmost safety when you book with Freestyle Divers. We also check the currents which can be quite strong at tidal changes. We take our clients’ safety very seriously, and all of our instructors and crew are experts in their field. We also offer workshops like wreck diving course in the UAE, underwater photography so you can digitally capture your memories below the surface. Also, our marine conservation in UAE training is also an area we specialise in – to fully understand the extraordinary ecosystem beneath the waves and to know how we can play a part in protecting it. Our coral propagation and artificial reef project is unique in the UAE and Oman.

If you want to see the best at Dibba Rock, Fujairah, book with Freestyle Divers. Call us today for a friendly chat or drop in to see us at our base at the Radisson Blu, Fujairah.
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Contact us to Dive in Khasab & Musandam

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You can find a full list of courses for scuba diving in Musandam, entry requirements, as well as pricing, and even exclusive offers elsewhere on the site. We are always keen to encourage more people into the world of diving in UAE, and we also love to meet other enthusiasts too. If you are considering scuba diving in Khasab or Musandam, get in touch with us. Whether you are searching for an expert instructor to train you on diving in Khasab, an open water diver or a dive master looking to upgrade their skills, we have something for you. We offer courses for individuals of all levels, marine conservation program in UAE, underwater photography classes, scientific diving course in Dubai, and more! Get in touch with us today or drop into one of our friendly bases. We would love to share this secret world of Khasab and Musandam with you.

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