Summers in middle eastern region can get really hot for any outdoor activities. However that doesn’t stop the passionate travelers from visiting the futuristic city of Dubai or mountainous regions in Oman.
If you are one of those travelers, we bring you all details of a fun an exciting activity you can still go for during the summers (and you will love it) Scuba diving in UAE and around ! For which we bring you a hand-picked list of scuba diving spots :
Martini Rock, Fujairah (UAE)
Martini rock is one nice spot, not too far from the land not too far from Fujairah. For underwater photography its one of the best you can get. Many scuba diving companies offer a day trip to Martini Rock. In winters you can also camp at the beach in Dibba a night before however in summers there are multiple hotel options available.
Lima Rock, Musandam (Oman)
Lima rock can be reached after a fifty minutes boat trip from Dibba al Biya fishing port. It is a pinnacle limestone island approximately 800 meter long and 200 meter wide with steep vertical drops to more than sixty meters deep. Its shallow north side (still up to 30 meter) is famous because of its many caves, crevices, overhangs and healthy coral formations. The east side is deep and offers some great wall diving. This is also the place to find pelagic species such as yellow-fin, barracuda, wrasses, zebra sharks and jacks.
Dibba Rock, Fujairah (UAE)
Not a lot happens in Dibba, a quiet sleepy town with a population of around 50,000. The east coast has undoubtedly the best scuba diving the UAE due to it’s clear waters. The maximum depth at Dibba Rock is around 12-15 meters around the back (north) of the Rock. Where as the front is a shallower, maximum depth of around 5 meters depending on tides. This presents a good environment for snorkelers. As this is the sunnier side of the Rock it make a good habitat for corals.
Inch Cape 1 and Sharm Rock Fujairah (UAE)
Just like Dibba Rock in Fujairah, there are other similar spots with in Fujairah, Cape 1 being one of them too. As for species of fish found here, there are too many to count but the favorites among most seem to be Parrotfish, banner fish, porcupine pufferfish, Triggerfish, Chevron Barracuda and many lionfish, both fire colour and the black variety.
There are quite many companies offering Scuba diving and snorkeling tours however we have listed few below:
Happy Diving !