Water activity

From Muscat: Dimaniyat Islands Snorkeling Tour

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Oman day tours

From Muscat: Dimaniyat Islands Snorkeling Tour

Activity provider: Oman day tours
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From US$ 165 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a scenic boat ride from Muscat to the UNESCO-protected Dimaniyat Islands. Swim with and marvel at the marine life and beautiful corals. Snorkel in two different locations, and stay refreshed with an included lunch box, soft drinks, and water.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available at Muscat hotels, Muscat Airport (please provide flight details), and Muscat Harbor (for shore excursion sea cruise passengers, please provide your ship name). Pickup time varies depending upon your hotel location, cruise ship arrival time, or flight arrival time. You will receive an email after your booking confirmation with your pickup time and details so, if possible, please confirm your pickup point during booking. Please show up on time at your pickup point. An extra supplement of $15 per person applies for pickup from the Al Seeb are; otherwise, you can go to any place before Al Seeb for pickup without extra charge.

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel off the Dimaniyat Islands, one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Oman
  • Explore several kinds of rare coral reefs up-close in a UNESCO-protected natural site
  • Swim among many large turtles, many of which lay their eggs on the islands
  • Be on the lookout for other amazing marine life, such as sharks, eels, and dolphins
Full description
Discover one of the jewels of Oman, the Dimaniyat Islands, on a boat tour from Muscat. Snorkel in a beautiful, UNESCO-protected nature reserve and admire the abundant sea life. Begin your day with pickup anywhere in Muscat before the Al Seeb area and transfer to the marina for the 70-kilometer (43.5-mile) journey northwest to the Dimaniyat Islands. Onboard, enjoy the scenic views of Muscat and the coastline, as well as unlimited soft drinks and water. Once at the Dimaniyat Islands, explore the nature reserve and stop in two different places for snorkeling. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, corals, and, if you're lucky, sharks, eels, and dolphins. Have the chance to find Nemos (clownfish) and see other different species of colored fish, too.
Includes
  • Dimaniyat Islands permits
  • Transfer from and to your hotel or residence inside Muscat, the airport, or the cruise ship port
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch box
  • Unlimited soft drinks and water onboard
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer from and to your hotel or residence in the Al Seeb area (available as a supplement of $15 USD per person)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Pickup time is around 8 AM but can vary depending upon your hotel location, cruise ship arrival time, or flight arrival time
  • You will receive an email after your booking with confirmation of your pickup time so, if possible, please confirm your pickup location and cruise ship/flight arrival time during booking
  • Please show up on time at your pickup point
  • The trip is subject to cancelation for weather conditions without prior notice
  • The tour is operated every Saturday and Wednesday from October 1 until the end of April
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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I loved the trip - pick up was on time. Island was lovely. First snorkelling spot had such rich marine life - saw turtles as well and so many colourful fishes. Then, we moved to 2nd snorkelling spot + beach. Packed food was offered that was sufficient and well thought through. Overall, great trip!

April 2, 2022

The tour was very well organized. The pickup was on time, Mohammed, our guide very helpfull and kind, the programm perfect, we appriciate that Mohammed made an extra detour to the dolphins, a great experiance and the islands were magnificent, many thanks , will recommend this trip to our friends, Catharina and Ruedi, Switzerland

April 15, 2022

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L’activité en chouette malgré que l’on prend plus de temps pour s’y rendre pour ne pas rester très longtemps sur place, les coraux sont magnifiques. Cependant l’organisation est catastrophique. Je n’ai eu aucune information ou confirmation de mon pick up et ils sont injoignables. Ils ont tenté de me contacter à 3h du matin pour me demander de me rendre à un autre endroit ke lendemain à 7:30. Vu que je n’ai pas répondu ils ont laissé mon pick up à mon hôtel à 7:30. Ils sont arrivés seulement à 8:15 et n’ont prévenu de rien car personne n’était joignable. L’activité est relativement cher et je trouve que c’est un minimum de communiquer les informations à l’avance, d’autant plus lorsqu’ils demandent d’être à l’heure et qu’ils arrivent 1h plus tard, le minimum serait d’avertir.

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February 11, 2022

Product ID: 281977