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.
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Long story short. Dive centre is conveniently located and well-equipped. Sophie is very professional, helpful and responsive. Steve is a really competent guide and a nice person. Ahmed is an excellent captain. Everything is close to be perfect except one tiny detail: on the Internet...More
I am in Abu Dhabi on contract work and dove Freestyle Divers Fujairah several times. I decided to step it up and dive the Khasab, Oman location and was not disappointed. I couldn't convince any co-workers to join me, so the trip took alittle extra...More
As a beginner, Darren was the perfect instructor. He explained everything in a logical manner and was paying exceptional attention to every detail. So much so that I had a flawless first two dives! Subsequently, we went on a low-depth shipwreck dive that was phenomenal....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
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
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 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
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