DIVING WITH NOMADS
Although the best diving is undoubtedly the Damaniyat Islands there are the some very good Dive sites which are much closer to Muscat and thus not so weather dependant.
So if you have booked for the Damaniyats and the weather blows up it is often possible to still dive at Fahal Island or Dive sites around Bandar Kyran
The dive centre is at the Marina Bandar Al Rhowda is open daily from 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
Note We do not recommend live aboard Dive boats as there are very few sheltered anchorage spots so it can be uncomfortable
DIVING THE DAMANIYAT ISLANDS
Note a diving adventure to the Damaniyats is weather dependent so please try to allow flexibility with your schedule
We will try and organise at least 2 trips to the Damaniyats a week usually at the weekend Friday & Saturday. But we must have at least 6 divers on board
Meeting time is at 0730 hrs at the dive centre after 3 dives we will return around 1700 hrs
OTHER DIVE LOCATIONS
For Dives other than the Damaniyats we normally do two Dives a day from 0830 hrs to 1400 hrs
Other Dive Spots are around Fahal Island which is clearly visible from Muscat and around Bander Kyran which is south of Muscat
Also near Bander Kyran there is a nice wreck called the Al Munassir which lies at 30 meters. This is an Old Mine Sweeper which was sunk deliberately to attract shoals of fish foe us divers to enjoy
Price List Diving 2017-2018
|Two Dives NOT Damaniyats|
|R.O. 64.3/- Per Person||41.0 for Two dives with tanks & weights + 20.0, full equipment + 3,3 dive permit|
|Three Dives in the Damaniyats|
|R.O. 94.3/- Per Person||59.0, for Three dives with tanks & weights + 20.0 full equipment + 3,3 dive permit + 12.0,surcharge|
|Three day package Six Dives NOT Damaniyats|
|R.O. 181.9/- Per person||112.0 for Six dives + 60.0 full equipment + 9.9 for the dive permit.|
|Five day package Ten Dives NOT Damaniyats|
|R.O. 292.5/- Per Person||176.0 for Ten dives + 100.0 full equipment + 16.5 for the dive permit|
|Note: If you have the equipment then you only need to pay for the dives & the permit
Please let us know if you have a DIN or INT regulator
We provide lots of water, muffins, fruits & cookies on the boat.
PADI DIVING COURSES
To take any of these courses you must be able to swim and be in good health If you have any recent medical issues or have had any surgeries a doctors certificate is required
Discover Scuba Diving
A one day course which will allow you to dive up to 12 meters maximum with an instructor but will not get certified. After a brief theory in the classroom and practical session in the swimming pool you can take one dive from the beach with an Instructor
|Discover Scuba Diving Course|
|R.O. 44.3/– Per Person (Beach)||Includes full equipment & Dive permit|
|R.O. 54.3/– Per Person (Boat)||Includes full equipment & Dive permit|
Scuba Diver Course
A two day PADI course on completion you will be certified to dive maximum 12 meters with an instructor or a dive professional.
Day 1 Classroom theory and practical training in the swimming pool
Day 2 Two dives from the boat
|Scuba Diver Course|
|R.O. 180.3/-Per Person||115.0 for the course includes full equipment + 31.0 for digital Manual + 31.0 Certification Fee + 3.3 for the Dive Permit|
Open Water Diver Course
A four day PADI course on completion you will be certified to dive maximum 18 meters with a buddy or another open water diver.
Day 1 Most of the morning in the classroom to study theory and a training session in the swimming pool in the afternoon
Day 2 Most of the day training in the swimming pool
Day 3 Two beach dives from Qantab Beach
Day 4 Two dives from the boat.
Note it is possible to shorten this course by doing the theory online before starting the course.
|Open Water Diver Course|
|R.O. 264.6/– Per Person||196.0 for the course includes full equipment + 31.0 for digital Manual + 31.0 Certification Fee + 6.6 for the Dive Permit|
DIVING & CAMPING & SNORKELING ON THE DAMANIYAT ISLANDS
Our overnight diving and camping trips to the Damaniyats are extremely popular be sure to book well in advance
It is important to note that this is basic camping I guess just right for a Nomad !! Of Course Tents Sleeping bags and Mattresses are supplied. Toilets are on board the Dive Boat but to shower its with a bottle of water
Meeting time is at 0830 hrs it will take about 1 1/2 hours to reach the islands.
We will do three dives the first day and we will then set up camp om the beach
There will be an optional Night dive and after that a beach B-B-Q
After breakfast on the Second day we will do two dives before returning to the Dive centre
On the first day food provided include cookies, fruit, cold salads, cold noodle salads, rice salads and after the night dive a beach B-B-Q On the Second day for breakfast: cookies, muffins, fruits, cereals and juce.
|Damaniyats Diving & Camping Six Dives|
|R.O. 210/- Per Person||Plus equipment rental if required|
|Damaniyats Snorkeling & Camping|
|R.O. 110/- Per Person||includes Snorkeling Gear|