The best time to dive in Oman is from October to February. Within these months, the balance between above-the-water temperatures and varied marine life makes an extremely pleasant scuba diving environment. You’ll also find warm water averaging about 83°F (28 °C) and visibility of about 50 feet (15 meters) due to nutrient blooms. However, with favorable currents, visibility can reach 85 feet (25 meters). During these months, you’ll also have the best chance at spotting a whale shark throughout Omani waters. On the other hand, if you are a sea turtle lover, you may wish to visit Oman between March and June. At this time, hawksbill turtles arrive to the area in order to nest. In addition to the above, it’s important to note that the Daymaniyat Islands are closed annually from May to October. For this reason, we don’t recommend visiting in the warmer, summer months. Although the Oman diving season can be split into two seasons, scuba diving in the Musandam Peninsula is fantastic year-round, and you’re sure to have a memorable liveaboard vacation whenever you visit.