Khasab. Musandam. Dive the Fjords of Khasab
We all strive to find that perfect dive destination. For most divers, it’s not just about the diving, it’s about the holiday experience too.
All those years ago, when Egypt was a place we thought we were the first to experience, we were pitching Bedouin tents on the shores and waiting for an eternity for our portable compressor to do its magic.
Khasab takes you back to those days. Although more developed, the diving remains unspoiled and pristine. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. Khasab in Musandam has one of the widest bio-diversities of marine life in the world.
The unique deep drops-offs and cool-water upwellings provide an abundance of plankton. This makes this a rich feeding ground for a huge variety of marine life and coral gardens.
Whale sharks, sunfish, tuna, jacks, big eye trevally, turtles, dolphins and eagle rays, right down to some of the most amazing macro delights can be found in Khasab.
If sharks are your thing, you won’t be disappointed. Several types of sharks can be found here too, especially in the currents where they feed.
Khasab caters for any experience level, whether you are a technical diver or newly qualified. The dive sites here are as diverse as the marine life, and there is still much that remains unexplored.
So where is Khasab?
Khasab lies in the north of Oman, bordering the United Arab Emirates. The small town is the local capital of the Musandam Peninsula and has frequently been dubbed the “Norway of Arabia” because of its extensive fjord-like craggy inlets and desolate mountains.
The mountains entwined with the sea give Khasab a spiritual feel, a place of serenity, a place to make memories.
Freestyle Divers operates the only dive center in Khasab, in partnership with Atana hotels. A diver can choose from either the Atana Khasab hotel or the Atana Musandam hotel which are within a mile of each other. The hotels cater for different diving budgets.
Both offer top class food, bars, quality accommodation and Omani hospitality.
Let us take care of you
Whatever you need help with, we will assist. Whether it is how to get here, diving questions, courses, equipment, gas fills or just some advice, feel free to contact us as we will do our very best to find you a solution.
Read our customer reviews !
We been diving for many years all over the world but when we arrive at the freestyle dive shop we were surprise as they welcome us. From the boat captain to the manager Darren they were all very professional and super organized. The diving was...More
Darren and his crew are professional, attentive and fun. Equipment is in mint condition and they are capable of adapting to the different requests and expertise level of each diver while keeping highest level of safety. They have a speed boat in good condition and...More
Khasab is the best place to dive in the Persian Gulf and the team at Freestyle make it happen. Darren and his team are first class and prepare everything in advance. Equipment is top quality and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable, a special...More
The location is a wonderfully unique place with great biodiversity in the sea. We were given a lot of options regarding where we’d like to dive and what we’d like to see - i.e. shipwreck, corals etc. The crew was super helpful and pleasant and...More
Freestyle Divers are a small but exemplary organisation to whom everything is undertaken with genuine friendly care in a very professional manner. Our group had all levels of divers and everyone was extremely well attended to, nothing was any trouble from arrival to departure everything...More
I booked our diving way in advance with Discover Musandam, so was surprised, when I emailed again to confirm the number of divers/dives, that it is now Freestyle Divers. No problem, though - Sophie was quick to reply about our booking, and everything was sorted...More
Had the pleasure of going out to some amazing dive and snorkeling spots in the beautiful Musandam area. The Dive Center and team managed by Darren of Freestyle Divers is exceptionally professional, very friendly and highly capable. The dive center is based at the Atana...More
This was a very pleasant surprise. I was heading to Dubai for business and landed early in the morning. I was picked up at 5:30 AM and we drove up to Oman to dive. There was really heavy fog on the road and we arrived...More