An off-the-beaten-path destination, Oman’s liveaboards focus on the Daymaniyat Islands and Musandam Peninsula where you’ll dive on healthy reefs with a variety of macro species and even whale sharks.
The two major liveaboard destinations in Oman are the Daymaniyat Islands, which lie 62 miles (100km) northwest of Muscat, and the Musandam Peninsula, which is a part of Oman but is surrounded by the UAE. Both are highly protected environments with colorful reefs and a chance to see large marine life. The Musandam Peninsula is gaining fame for its whale shark sightings, while the Daymaniyat Islands are a destination for underwater photographers and macro lovers. Much of the diving in Oman is suitable to beginners, making this an ideal destination for your first dive safari. A typical liveaboard itinerary in Oman lasts 6 to 10 nights, and the best time to dive here is from October to February.