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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This was a very pleasant surprise. I was heading to Dubai for business and landed early in the morning. I was picked up at 5:30 AM and we drove up to Oman to dive. There was really heavy fog on the road and we arrived...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
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
If you want to learn Diving or Just Go for fun dives this is THE FREESTYLE DIVERS in Khasab,Oman. I did the Open water course with Steve, who was an amazing instructor. I felt absolutely Safe and comfortable the whole time. I enjoyed it so...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
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
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
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
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