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.
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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 !
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
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
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
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
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
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
I peppered them with a lot of questions, many unrelated to their shop, but about transport logistics and comparisons to liveaboards, etc. With the General Manager Darren and his colleague Sophie, were incredibly patient, prompt and informative with their replies. All the pre-dive logistics that...More
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