From Muscat: Dimaniyat Islands Snorkeling Tour
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
- Duration: 6 hours
Discover one of the jewels of Oman, the Dimaniyat Islands, on a boat tour from Muscat. Snorkel in a beautiful, UNESCO-protected nature reserve and admire the abundant sea life. Begin your day with pickup anywhere in Muscat before the Al Seeb area and transfer to the marina for the 70-kilometer (43.5-mile) journey northwest to the Dimaniyat Islands. Onboard, enjoy the scenic views of Muscat and the coastline, as well as unlimited soft drinks and water. Once at the Dimaniyat Islands, explore the nature reserve and stop in two different places for snorkeling. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, corals, and, if you're lucky, sharks, eels, and dolphins. Have the chance to find Nemos (clownfish) and see other different species of colored fish, too.
Take the opportunity to watch the dolphins and discover the underwater world of Oman, complete with snorkeling masks. Your day will begin by experiencing the power, grace and speed of dolphins in their natural environment, which is a truly amazing and spectacular sight to see. Your captain will help you to identify the different type of dolphins, most often spotted here are the acrobatic spinners dolphin, the powerful bottle-nose dolphin and the common dolphin. After watching the dolphins have the opportunity to go snorkeling for 1 hour around the stunning Bandar Khiran Bay. Oman ranks among some of the best snorkeling destinations in the world, and during this tour you will have no doubt in your mind why this is so. Experience the dazzling underwater world, swimming alongside turtles and other varying and unique forms of marine life. You'll love this new world beneath the water, a tru...
It was a unique experience. We saw so many dolphins and got to snorkel for one hour. The guide was very friendly! Would definitely recommend for families, there were kids aged 3-11 with us that thoroughly enjoyed it.
Being a rare blend of ancient and modern, Muscat is a beautiful city which lies in a maze of brown pleated Mountains. Lulled by the Arabian Sea, the city has undergone dramatic development in the past two or three decades. However, Muscat takes pride in the fact that it has preserved its lustrous culture and heritage. Your visit starts with a tour of the grand mosque, which is an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. The drive continues through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient, Islamic architecture. Then, visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah souk, with its narrow covered alleys where you can smell exotic aromas of mounds of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies, all enticing perfumes that fill the air. Next, engage in a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Oma...
To start your full-day visit to Oman, board a 4WD vehicle and get ready to visit the most fantastic wadi. Head towards Fanjah, where you will have the time to make a photo stop to snap some great pictures fo the wadi and marvelous oasis. Drive through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars, past the ruins of Al Mansfah old mercantile community near Ibra. Head towards Wadi Bani Khalid. Drive past a village with endless plantations before you reach the magnificent Wadi. The pools are cool and deep, filled with silky water perfect for a long swim. Move on to Wahiba's undulating golden sands to enjoy the experience of dune bushing with your experienced guide. Let your guide show you his talent in driving across the dunes of wahiba, take memorial photos for you and your family, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you return to Muscat.
The day begins with pickup from your hotel or selected location in a comfortable 6-seater SUV. Let your friendly driver know which sights and attractions you wish to visit, then sit back and relax as you soak up the city views towards your first destination. There’s plenty to see, do, and explore in the beautiful city of Muscat. Recommended highlights include the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Cultural Center, Al Alam Palace, the Royal Opera House, and more. There’s also an array of museums, parks, souks, forts, lagoons, and beaches waiting to be discovered. You can visit as many destinations as possible within the time allotted. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.
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The Tour Operator is very well organized. Where the starting point of the excursion is located there are toilets to change. We had to travel for over an hour before seeing the dolphins but it is not a fault to be attributed to the TO. Very nice snorkeling. We have seen many fish. There are mask, snorkel, fins and vests for children available
Great tour, super organized, many dolphins and dolphin families seen in the open sea, definitely 40-50! afterwards small snorkeling tour in a bay, lots of exotic fish, turtles etc. Water a bit milky and cloudy, some nice Go-Pro underwater photos, but excursion TOP
The diving goggles often have to be checked for leaks and replaced with new ones! Please inform the children and adults that they do not step on poisonous sea urchins !!!
Great driver. Muscat is a very beautiful city. With children the individual tour was great. Driver responds to all requests. I can only recommend it.
Everything went well, was a very nice tour. We saw a lot of dolphins and the snorkeling was great too.