Colourful corals, teeming marine life, numerous diving sites and world class infrastructure...Australia? No, Footprint brings you the undiscovered gem of the Middle East Oman.

Blessed with rugged mountains that plunge directly into the Arabian Sea, the 1700 km long Omani coast line offers sights and choice to divers of all skill levels. And the marine visitor list is an absolute who’s who of the ocean.

Sting, Eagle and Torpedo Rays, reef sharks, Leopard sharks; Moray eels, Green and Hawksbill turtles; Spiny lobster, Snake eels, Nudibranchs, Squid, Cuttlefish, Snapper and Barracuda are among the regulars. Lucky divers may even spot Whale sharks, Sunfish (mola mola) and sea horses during the summer months.

Dive sites in Daymaniyat Islands, Bandar Khayran, and Fahal Islands are accessible from Muscat. The Southern Dhofar region is a picture perfect landscape of sheltered bays, rugged mountains and deserted beaches. And due North is the Musandam peninsula, with its fjord like landscape that offers adventure seekers all the thrills of drift diving.

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