The dive center is located in the “Golden Tulip Hotel” in Khassab, which is the capital of the most northerly province of Musandam.
This province is a peninsula just on the Strait of Hormuz, 3 hours by car northeast of Dubai and is separated from the rest of Oman by the stunningly beautiful fjords (long narrow strips of sea between high cliffs), small villages and dramatic mountain-hugging roads.
The wild rugged beauty of the Musandam coastline and fjords is a national heritage of great value and is only 1 hour Domestic Flight away from Muscat with Oman Air for 48 OMR return ticket!
It is the only dive center in the whole area…so lots of fish and few divers!
Turtles, rays, nudibranches, dolphins, barracudas…you name it!
The dive center is open since Jan 2005 with new equipment, compressor, tanks, dive shop, dry room for our guests, multilingual instructors (German, English, French, and Dutch), a workshop… and a terrace for chill-out after diving. It has a new speedboat build in Dubai the way we wanted it with 2 x 150 HP Motors (33 knots/hour), sweet water shower, tank holders, First Aid, Oxygen etc… It offers all SSI & PADI courses from Bubble maker for kids up to Assistant Instructor license as well as Intro Dives for people who just want to try! It has a kind of house reef, good for courses and intro dives and an eventual check dive.
There are rumors that this area is difficult and just for advanced divers?!
Not at all…it has instructor in the water at all times and it’s a nice area for all levels! The dive excursions are organized on a daily basis. As the dive sites are at a one hour drive by boat, going out will be once a day for a 2-tank-dives from 9:00 – 15:00 incl. soft drinks, cookies and fruits.
Please be in the dive center at 8:30 a.m. the day of your first dive and bring your license.
Night dives and courses on demand. Payment can be in any currency cash and for the last day it will be fantastic mountain safaris with jeeps into the nearby area.