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Oman Dive Centre – Oman’s Best-Kept Secret!

 

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One of the ‘best-kept secrets’ in Oman is the Oman Dive Centre.

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The accommodation is made up of cute, unique, little

Barasti (palm fronds) huts nestled on a private beach arranged in a semi circles.

(Since it is a Diving Centre, divers get preference so

accommodation is normally booked at short notice.)

It is about 45 minutes out of Muscat and you can take the

scenic coast highway past the Muttrah Corniche.

The highway is excellent and well sign-posted.

I have had many splendid weekends here, absorbing the peace and solitude.

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The combination of the mountains embracing the beautiful

coastline is amazingly beautiful and sunsets are inspirational

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The rooms are gorgeous, large beds, crisp white linen, romantic mosquito nets.

Whilst the rooms are air-conditioned, a heavy, carved Omani door leads

to a bathroom open to the elements.

This adds a rustic, authentic touch which is a delight!Image

There is ample cupboard space and a well-stocked mini-bar.

Supper and breakfast are included in the package and offer a

good variety of dishes in buffet form.

There is a shisha tent on the beach which is popular and day-visitors are also welcome.

The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is casual.

On arrival you throw off your shoes and only put them on when you depart.

Your toes enjoy a good ‘sand work-out’ as you absorb the good ions of Nature.Image

There is a long jetty and at low tide the private lagoon empties substantially

and you can walk far out, screening the sand for interesting sea life.

During high-tide fish are plenty and it is an excellent place for snorkelling!

(There is a residential Grey Heron and abundant bird life.)

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The unusual Omani rock formations are lit up at night creating lots of atmosphere.ImageImage

The perfect destination to flop back in a lounger with a good

book and let time melt away your stress and fatigue!

I heartily recommend it!

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2 thoughts on “Oman Dive Centre – Oman’s Best-Kept Secret!

  1. I’d love this, too! I’m curious, are there any insects or creatures you have to keep an eye out for? Since I enjoy all aspects of nature, I really appreciate what you share about Oman!

    • Hi souldipper, love your blog! No, no nasty beasties, once camping flies were a little crazy but that does not happen too often, summer just got to watch the unbearable heat, everyone stays indoors with a/cs but over dec. the weather is heavenly! (Put it on your bucket list you must try and visit!!) I have been to Hamilton, Toronto (have an Uncle Billy James there) beautiful part of the world.

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