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 !
Khasab Musandam is, in my opinion, the best place to dive in the Persian Gulf, and Freestyle Divers I found to be top notch in terms of customer service, professionalism, and support and safety in terms of the dives themselves, and attention to detail such...More
Just spent a day with the PADI Freestyle diving school. I did a discover scuba diving lesson that included instructor boat ride to site,2 dives and lunch £120 Sofie handled all the booking details very efficient with corespondents. Steve was my Dive instructor for the...More
Went for two fun dives with Freestyle Divers Khasab together with my father. It was a great experience. The staff was very professional and fun. They take care of everything. Was a relaxed day and will come back as it is only a 2.5h ride...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
A new scuba base opened recently (Feb2019) at the Atana Musandam in Khasab, Oman. Excellent diving and brilliant crew. Excellent equipment. Divemaster Badr and the team of Darren and his staff make it really the most pleasant scuba diving experience. Even a lunch box with...More
We really enjoyed diving with Darren and captain Fouad. My husband is a diving instructor and has a lot of experience, but Darren was very professional. Visibility was unfortunatly not too good at that period (end of april) but the spot was very rich with...More
Amazingly professional, amazingly friendly. The team was super professional and very well organized from the very first steps of planning our trip. As a family with two young kids (ages 4 & 6) and our first visit to Khasab, the diving coordinator was extremely helpful...More
Did 3 days diving here, boat goes out for 3 dives per trip so great to get the counters up 😉 lunch on the boat was great, a nice change from the obligatory Oreos and kit kats during the surface interval. Top divesite visited was...More
A group of us decided to take a trip to Khasab from Dubai for the weekend. We booked a day of diving and snorkeling with Freestyle Divers, conveniently located right next door to the hotel we stayed in. We had a fantastic day and are...More