Dhow cruise departing from the Dibba Oman Port, from the daily cruise, to the weekend adventure or a week-long escape are considered the crème de la crème of Musandam dhow cruise experiences.
Possible activities to suit all ages and interests are kayaking, snorkelling, traditional hand-line fishing, village walks, sightseeing and dolphin watching. For qualified divers there are guided dives and equipment rental, in order to dive into remote and untouched sites that are just waiting for you to explore. There are dive locations suitable for any certification, including Bubblemaker for children and Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Diver courses for not experienced diver.
Visibility is ranging up to 30m and water temperatures are between 24 -30* Celsius offering excellent year round diving conditions. There’s diving here for all levels and memories that will last a lifetime. Diving in the Musandam offers chanced to be in touch with an abundance of underwater treasures; beautiful wall dives, coral gardens, shipwrecks and an incredibly rich marine biodiversity. Whale sharks, manta rays, devil rays, sailfish, reef sharks and pelagic sharks, barracuda, trevally, jacks, clownfish, turtles and even the shy sea horse are a mere trickle in the ocean of what can be witnessed here. A visit to this area is an experience not to be missed and one that won’t be forgotten…
One of the options, suitable for a long weekend in Oman, is a 2 nights – 2 days experience. Departing time for the next trip is 27 February (Thursday) at about 7 pm.
Embark the Al Montaser at Dibba Oman Port at 18:30hrs, where you will meet our attentive crew and become familiar with the Al Montaser. We travel north along the Musandam Peninsula, stopping in Sanat Bay for a tasty buffet dinner. We then head further up the coast and anchor in Lima Bay for the night. Next morning after a good sleep, we serve a relaxed breakfast and allow plenty of time for snorkeling, swimming and chilling out. A speedboat can take you onto shore to explore the old ruins of Lima village, where you will have some great photo opportunities.
On return to the Al Montaser you will be served a nice lunch, after which you will enjoy a scenic cruise for approximately two hours up to the picturesque Sheesa Bay, arguably the most beautiful bay in the Musandam. The great advantage here is having Dhow captains from Sheesa bay, well knowing all the best spots for fishing, dolphin watching, snorkeling and swimming. You will spend a superb afternoon enjoying all that Sheesa bay has to offer. If you are able to catch some fish and our Chef will cook it for you to accompany your dinner.
After an enjoyable buffet dinner, why not head to the top deck to stargaze and watch the fish light up as they glide through the glittery green phosphorus, a perfect way to end a perfect day.
In the morning wake up to the stunning backdrop of towering mountains and sparkling turquoise waters, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, followed by diving, snorkeling, swimming, or perhaps explore the bay by foot. We will depart Sheesa at around 11:00 and make our way down the coast stopping in Lima or Sanat for lunch and then all the afternoon available for other activity. We return to Dibba Oman Port after the lunch of the third day, feeling refreshed and revived after a great experience!
This cruise includes all meals, towels and bedding, use of our snorkeling equipment and fishing hand lines as well as short speedboat excursions. Tea, coffee and biscuits, fresh fruits, water and juices are available complimentary anytime. The Dhow is triple deck with A/C cabins and on board compressor.
The Musandam Peninsula, likened to the fjords of Norway and the Galapagos islands, offers the visitor a refuge of silence and unsurpassed magnificence. With its coastline of dramatic stark cliffs towering over quaint fishing villages, pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, it’s a visual delight.
Divided from the rest of Oman by the East coast of the United Arab Emirates, the Musandam Peninsula has 600km of broken coastline and is the gateway to the Arabian Gulf. Lion’s Jaw towards the north of the Peninsula marks the point where the Indian Ocean and Gulf meet.
The Musandam Peninsula is predominately mountainous. The now called Hajar Mountain range – once part of Iran – was formed thousands of years ago through a serious of geothermal events, causing their separation from the Zagros Mountains of Iran. The Hajar Mountain Range, one of the few places on Earth where the Earths mantle has broken through, where the greenish-coloured ophiolites that make up part of the earths crust can be seen from the surface.
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