Here are some of Y’s picks for water-filled activities that will keep you cool, while taking in some of the best coastline spots available.
Diving with dolphins
Have you ever fancied spending a day out with dolphins? Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa offers you a memorable experience with dolphins in Qantab, from 8.30am to 10.45am every day. For RO20 per person, you will get a nearly two hours to swim with the dolphins. Want to book? Call 2477-6825 for details.
Oman has some of the most pristine beaches to relax on and has some of the best dive sites to explore. The Dimaniyat Islands, the Bander al Khayran in Yiti or the beautiful Fahal Island are some ideal spots for diving. If you’re an experienced diver or a learner, then visit Oman Dive Centre where you can choose from several packages that suit your needs. A dive centre is also set to open in Musandam in September, which will focus on underwater photography. For learning more about diving, contact Oman Dive Centre at 2482-4240.
Wakeboarding is one of the most popular watersports in Oman. A wakeboarding adventure in Almouj Muscat offers you spectacular views of Oman’s beautiful coastline for RO55 per person. You can also contact Watersports Oman, which organises regular sessions at the Azaiba beach. If you want to learn about wakeboarding, you can join short-term courses certified by IWWF (International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation). Call 9269-4962.
Jet skiing remains the most popular leisure water sports in Oman. Nearly every beach in Oman has a jet ski rental facility. If you drive along the Shatti road towards the Qurum beach, you can see jet skiers every day. It costs RO15 to hire one for half an hour. You can also take a jet ski tour to Dimaniyat Island for RO99 for two. To book, please call 9261-1222.
If you want to explore Oman’s underwater paradise, then don your snorkelling masks and experience it at Bandar al Khayran. For RO20 per person, you can enjoy the underwater experience every day from 10am to 1pm. Contact 9411-0088.