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.
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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
Darren and the team were amazing! Extremely professional, attentive, flexible and fun to be with! Unfortunately I couldn't make my original booking so Darren was happy to accommodate me on the next day even offering to pick me up from my pre-arranged dhow cruise. Visibility...More
We highly recommend joining Darren and his team (Fouad, Vicky and Sophie) on a snorkel or dive experience. They were all extremely friendly and also a very professional team of people. Darren educated us pre dive about what to expect and what we should look...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
Super professional dive center with gr8 facilities. Darren the manager is very attentive to details and is there to make sure you have a gr8 experience. The hotel is quiet and the rooms are beautiful with a barasti decoration it is a mix of authentic...More
Had a fantastic experience at this dive school. Myself and three friends had not dived in years and Darren sorted us out with a great package involving a refresher dive and two other dives in the same day. Great boat, nice food, good crew and...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
We had a great time diving with Darren (Centre director and Instructor) and his team! We were both beginners and he planned two easy yet exciting dives for us. He taught us all the basics and made sure we were comfortable at all times. He...More
Did my Padi Open Water Cert with Khasab Freestlye and cannot say a bad word. I am very safety concious and from the beginning i felt in good hands- essential as i was doing the course with my 2 teenage sons. So the 3 of...More