Muscat Hills Dive Centre welcomes everyone wanting to explore and discover the rich marine life and underwater world that Oman has to offer. The resort is complete with a safe and well-staffed five-star PADI dive center. The premier scuba and snorkeling operation is the first dive center in Oman and offers a complete range of courses from beginners to professional, all taught by an international staff with years of diving experience.
Our frequently visited 22 main dive sites are generally 5 to 35 minutes boat ride away from the resort and located around Bandar Jissah and Bandar Khayran area. You may also experience some of the best wreck diving Oman has to offer including Al Munnassir which is only 30 minutes away from our very beach and covered with corals together with colorful fish.
At Muscat Hills Dive Centre we operate 3 dive boats with a maximum capacity of 16 divers. All boats are fully equipped with new and well-maintained equipment (including emergency oxygen and first aid). All dives conveniently set off from our own jetty located just outside your doorstep, if you’re a guest staying in our rustic beach huts which does not exist with any other place in Muscat. A few steps from your beach hut, a boat is docked waiting to take you on a dive to discover Oman’s scenic and ecologically rich underwater world. Or stay closer to the waters’ edge and enjoy snorkeling sites right offshore. Dive amenities also include towels, snacks & beverages to keep you refreshed. If you’re looking to relax on a lounge chair post-dive, you’re in luck as beach access for the day is also part of the package.
Clear, calm and bursting with colourful reefs and rich marine life, Oman’s dive sites are among the richest in the world. Fantastic diving can be enjoyed year-round in the tropical water temperatures. Home to a variety of sea turtles and dolphins, Oman waters also contain a diversity of fish (moray eels, rays, lionfish and scorpion fish to name a few). The waters are rich in plankton (visibility 5 to 35m) and an abundance of especially colorful hard and soft corals, gorgonians and whip corals.
A range of different options are available including: everyday leisure dives, beginner level courses (no previous training required), advance level dives and specialty courses for certified divers. Course duration ranges from between 1-3 days and details can be seen in the below;