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Go Drift Diving in Musandam

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”- Jacques Cousteau 

The opportunity to explore the underwater world is a blessing worth being grateful for. Diving opens the door to this incredible realm. The ocean is like a kaleidoscope with a plethora of fish in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Aside from different fish species, the ocean is home to many fascinating marine creatures.

If you’re scuba diving Oman, you can check out the great dive sites in Musandam. Join Nemo Diving Center in an exciting overnight dive in Musandam. We’ll meet you and your diving buddies at the border of Musandam and we will take you on a cruise on a traditional Omani boat. Divers with Open Water Diver certification or higher are welcome to join our Musandam overnight expedition. You can also check out our other scuba diving packages.

Go drift diving in Musandam

Musandam’s natural beauty

The Musandam peninsula projects into the Strait of Hormuz, the slim access into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. This unique and beautiful region is detached from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates.

Musandam’s gorgeous landscapes are one of the best in the world, with the northern Hajjar mountain range descending into the sea. Known for its jagged “Fjord-like” coastline, Musandam has a string of obscure coastal villages. It is the home of many master dhow builders.

Drift diving in Musandam

Musandam is known for its exhilarating drift diving. This type of diving lets you go with the current instead of fighting it. You let the current take you along which makes it a relaxing kind of diving.  Your dive plan relies on entering the water in one area and making an exit at another.

What is drift diving?  

Unlike typical reef diving where you begin at one point and return there, drift diving holds an element of surprise. The current dictates where you go and you just ride along with it. Some refer to it as “lazy diving” because you just need minimum effort. This makes drift diving an effortless and relaxing diving experience.

It’s still important to be mindful of your surroundings to avoid hitting marine structures. You might need to fin kick occasionally to avoid obstacles along the way. 

Do you remember the animated movie, “Finding Nemo”? There’s a scene where Marlin (Nemo’s dad) and Dory ride the EAC (East Australian Current) to get to Sydney Harbour to rescue Nemo. Drift diving is just like that where you let the current take you on a fun ride. 

Advantages of drift diving

For starters, drift diving requires less effort and energy. Thus, it is less physically demanding than swimming against the current. Drifting in the water usually involves less air consumption which enables drift divers to stay longer underwater. 

Drift diving also lets you cover a larger area in a single dive. The wider the coverage, the more opportunities to encounter different types of marine life. 

The unique drop-offs in Musandam, as well as its cool water upwelling, make it a favorite playground of many marine creatures including pelagic species. The bountiful plankton in these waters serves as an open invitation to marine dwellers. Quick to RSVP, small reef fish up to giant species such as whale sharks take part in the sumptuous feast. The astounding marine life in the Musandam peninsula which includes 900 species of fish delight in the plankton smorgasbord. Some common encounters are triggerfish, lionfish, parrotfish, fusiliers, snappers, and barracuda. You might also come across some pelagic species like yellowfin tuna, marlin, big trevally, and kingfish. It’s always a treat to see turtles and rays gliding effortlessly in the water. If you’re lucky, dolphins may accompany the Omani boat as we cruise to our destination.


Scuba diving is an exciting and adventurous water sport that offers a chance to explore the beauty of the underwater world and its amazing marine life. The UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving, attracting divers from all over the world. With its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, scuba diving in Dubai offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

The cost of scuba diving in Dubai varies depending on the dive center you choose and the type of dive you opt for. On average, a single dive can cost anywhere from AED 250 to AED 550, with the average price for a single dive being around AED 350. This price usually includes all the necessary equipment, such as the dive tank, regulator, and wetsuit, as well as the services of a professional dive guide. At Nemo Diving Center, We offer a wide range of diving packages to suit every budget and experience level.

Diving in Dubai is an incredible experience, and the UAE is home to many dive sites teeming with amazing marine life including colorful soft and hard corals, sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, cuttlefish, octopus, nudibranchs, seahorses, and a plethora of fish species. It is also noted for its incredible dive wrecks that have become rich artificial reefs. These dive sites offer a unique and exciting diving experience, providing a chance to explore sunken ships and other structures that have become havens for marine life.

Come and explore the unique underwater world of Palm Jumeriah in Dubai and incredible dive sites in Fujairah such as Dibba Rock, Sharm Rock, Martini Rock, Snoopy Island, and more. At Nemo Diving Center, we offer dive trips to these amazing dive sites, allowing divers to discover the incredible marine life that has made the wreck its home. We also offer a wide range of other dive sites to choose from, including shallow coral reefs, deep wrecks, and drift dives, providing something for every level of diver.

In conclusion, scuba diving in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of diver. With its clear waters, diverse marine life, and incredible dive sites, Dubai is a must-visit destination for any scuba diver. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, our team at Nemo Diving Center will ensure that you have an amazing time exploring the beauty of the underwater world.



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