Eid-al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr. But it is also chance to go on vacation with closest friends and family. In 2014, end of ramadan is on July 27th (it means Eid al-Fitr is starting on 28th). For those ones fond of diving, we found a nice idea to spend this national holiday: a speedboat dive in Musandam.
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.
Sheesa Beach Travel & Tourism will be running a speedboat on the 29th and 30th of July. Meeting time is 08:30am for admin and boat departs @ 9am on both days. Due to the heat, comfort of passengers and heat tress on the engines, we will only be doing Zone 1 and 2.
Prices for Zone 1/Lima Rock:
Snorkeler/no diver: AED 300
Divers with own equipment: AED 330
Divers with rental tank and weights: AED 380 for Air/AED 410 for Nitrox
Divers with full rental equipment: AED 430 for Air/AED 460 for Nitrox
Prices for Zone 2/Khor Habalyn:
Snorkeler/non diver: AED 350
Divers with own equipment: AED 380
Divers with rental tank and weights: AED 430 for Air/AED 460 for Nitrox
Divers with full rental equipment: AED 480 for Air/AED 510 for Nitrox
For more information:
Sheesa Beach Travel & Tourism
Dhow Cruises – PADI Dive Centre – Camping
Dibba – Musandam Port – Oman
Landline: 968 2 683 6551
N.B: All UAE residents are required to submit a copy of their passport photo and visa page to us no later than 3 days prior to entering Dibba Oman.
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.