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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I have recently qualified as a Dive Master with my instructor Steve Belkin. I truly cannot rate my instructor, the dive center, the staff, reefs or course highly enough! Although this is a challenging course to complete my instructor made every aspect of it so...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
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
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
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
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
If you were ever to come to Khasab I can only highly recommend go diving with freestyle divers! Everything worked out just perfect! I emailed a day ahead and they arranged everything for me (incl. Hotel Pickup)! The Dive was really great and the dive...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