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  • Check out the classic traditional Arabic shape of the Red Dhow, a small, intimate vessel offering itineraries that pack in the very best of dive spots in Musandam, suitable for divers of all levels
  • Get up close and personal with whale sharks, with guests enjoying regular encounters alongside a host of other marine life including green turtles, spotted eagle rays, king fish and king barracuda
  • Full-length sun deck and lower deck with bar, alongside air-conditioned salon and outdoor BBQ areas, ensures plenty of post-dive relaxation space, regardless of whether you want to enjoy the panoramic views or chill out with a book

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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 44 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

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Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 21 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 15 and 7 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 7 and 2 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 2 days prior to arrival


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Standard Twin Cabin bunk style

4 Standard Double cabin bunk style with air conditioner and shared bathroom.

  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck Standard Twin Cabin bunk style

Standard double cabin bunk style with air conditioner and share bathroom. This room is smaller than the other rooms with shared bathrooms, so is ideal for single travellers.

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En-suite double cabins bunk style equipped with air conditioner and private bathroom

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  • Beds:  2 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


Are you ready to experience your next diving adventure in Sheesah Bay, Red island, Gulf of Oman in Oman?

A wide range of leisure, adventurous and relaxing activities for you to enjoy. With our dynamic and flexible cruising/diving operation, we give you the opportunity to escape aboard a floating resort where our attentive crew will cater to your every whim, and the on-board Chef will serve you delicious meals along a memorable journey. A choice of activities are available for you depending on your chosen itinerary, this could be a quiet day of leisure cruising or may include Scuba Diving, Bottom Fishing, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, or simply Swimming.

What you can expect

The Red Dhow is a liveaboard of the Al Marsa fleet and sails the Musandam peninsula in Oman. The authentic Arabic dive vessel is 23 meters in length and offers outstanding accommodations to guests who want to discover pristine reefs.

The very traditional Red Dhow is not a massive boat but still offers generously sized communal areas. First, the Indoor Salon is fitted with cozy seating and displays an audio/video system. Secondly, the open air Dining Area is where you will enjoy freshly cooked dishes, thanks to the on-board Chef. Thirdly, there’s a full length Sundeck, fitted with loungers, which is perfect to contemplate the view of Musandam, Oman.

The Red Dhow features 8 comfortable cabins, welcoming up to 16 guests. Indeed, the cabins are either fitted with Twin or Double beds, or both! Moreover, the accommodations and interior of the liveaboard vessel are air-conditioned, for your comfort. Plus, some cabins have their own private en-suite bathroom while some will share 1 bathroom for 2 cabins.

Al Marsa’s friendly and attentive crew will ensure you have the journey of lifetime into this historical and beautiful area of Arabia.

Our onboard Chefs prepare freshly cooked meals from the finest ingredients  – substantial breakfasts, leisurely lunches, ending the day with scrumptious evening meals. The accommodation we provide is of the highest standard and we do everything possible to assure you comfort.

Discover new worlds 

Al Marsa Musandam has been created by two men with a passion for diving and a desire to preserve the unspoilt beauty of the Eastern Musandam. Our mission is to awaken a sense of adventure and awareness by giving you the chance to discover this unique destination.

We are a dynamic and flexible cruising/diving operation and on board our luxury, purpose-built Dhows we offer an extensive range of options.

Day Cruises give you time to relax, swim, snorkel and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the area.
Liveaboard Cruises – from 1 to 6 nights – allow you time to visit the more remote dive sites and to completely absorb the astonishing splendour of this peninsula.

How to get there

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.


Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food


  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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