OMAN DIVING PACKAGE
HORIZONS TOURS welcomes you to a new world of sea cruises. Operating out of Dibba Harbor,
only 150 km away from Dubai, we have access to
some of the most exhilarating seascapes along the mystique Musandam Peninsula.
Join us for a unique and fascinating experience aboard our modern live-aboard
THE ROAD OF OMAN CORAL
LIVE ABOARD CRUISE (2009)
ITINERARY (10 days)
DAY 1: Arrival
Late night arrival into the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, at the airport you will be met and transferred to Dibba port.
DAY 2: Sailing &
Diving in the Musandam
Peninsula [B, L, D]
Arrive at 2.00 am at Dibba Port Oman for introduction, registration and boarding of Dhow. Briefing, equipment check and cabin allocation. Depart Dibba and start cruise to Dawat Ash Sheesah in the northen tip of the peninsula (approximately 4 hours). Retire at your convenience for a comfortable night sleep in the shelter of our safe anchorage in Shessa bay.
08.00hrs - Start
your day in peaceful surroundings as you
enjoy a substantial breakfast on
the top deck overlooking Sheesah Bay.
Get ready for some diving, snorkeling and swimming. Time to explore the sheer drop offs, gullies, abundant coral gardens and reefs as you observe the colorful and vibrant coral reef just teeming with wildlife. Second dive will be done either before or after lunch and a third day dive or night dive will be done during the afternoon hours around 4:00 pm.
You will be ready for a scrumptious lunch prepared by our onboard chefs
Time at ease to observe the spectacle of the many thousands of resident and visiting birds on this famous bird sanctuary. Relax and enjoy the scenery from the sundecks or continue with swimming and snorkeling or diving.
19.00hrs - Take your time now as you and your fellow passengers sit down to a delicious evening meal on the top deck while overlooking the Bays and the high rugged mountain backdrop. Retire at your leisure for a comfortable night's sleep.
DAY 3: Sailing &
Diving in the Musandam
Peninsula [B, L, D]
DAY 4: Sailing & Diving in the Musandam Peninsula [B, L, D]
DAY 5: Sailing & Diving in the Musandam Peninsula [B, L, D]
DAY 6: Sailing & Diving in the Musandam Peninsula [B, L, D]
DAY 7: Sailing & Diving in the Musandam Peninsula [B, L, D]
DAY 8: Disembark &
drive Dibba/Dubai [B, L, D]
After breakfast, arrive back at Dibba port to disembark at around 10.00 am and drive to Dubai. Check in your hotel and lunch, free afternoon for shopping in Dubai, dinner & overnight at your hotel.
DAY 9: Dubai City
Tour & Desert Safari [B, L, D]
This morning, we depart for a Dubai City Tour. This panoramic tour takes you to see some of Dubai's beautiful landmarks, starting with a photo-stop at the ‘Burj Al Arab' the 7-star world tallest hotel. Driving past some of the sheikh's palaces towards the next halt at the impressive Jumeira Mosque where you can see beautiful Islamic architecture. Following the historical tour you will travel to the heart of the city where you will drive onwards to Bastakiya, where you get a chance to take photos of wind-towered houses, built in the old days by rich merchants, and then visit Dubai's Museum at Al Fahidi Fort where archeological artifacts and Dubai's traditional lifestyle are preserved. After the museum tour, continue on foot through the colorful textile market. Proceed onwards for an ‘Abra' crossing - trip on the local water taxi across the creek to the Gold and Spice Souq. Lunch at local restaurant. Late afternoon we depart for an unforgettable experience: a promise of beautiful photographic scenery and a truly rare experience waits while you watch the sunset over the horizon; driving on four wheel drive vehicles for a thrilling desert drive through huge golden sand dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. A photo halt at a camel farm and the fabulous view of the sun setting over the desert dunes are some of the memories you will cherish from the desert drive. Arrive at the desert camp, where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits each of you. Enjoy the true Arabian ambiance, at this typical Bedouin campsite, with traditional Arabian carpets, low tables and cushions for comfortable seating. At the desert camp, experience the camel ride, henna painting, try Arabic costumes or simply enjoy the aromatic Sheesha. Enjoy the splendid buffet dinner with a wide variety of barbecue meats, salads, main-course and deserts. The climax of the evening is the stunning performance under the star-lit sky by the exotic belly dancer. Back to your hotel for overnight.
Transfer to airport for departure.
hotel used in this program is as follows:
Dubai: Holiday Inn Down Town 4* hotel (or similar)
Price (Divers): 9 days/ 9 nights (standard cabins):
Double occupancy: US $2475/- per person
Supplement, Single room/cabin: US $740/- per person
Price (Divers): 9 days/ 9 nights (En-suite cabins):
Double occupancy: US $2725/- per person
Supplement, Single room/cabin: US $1060/- per person
REDUCTION: (Non divers): US $160/- per person
Diving Coupons: Extra US $6/- per person per day
Extra dives: US $22/- per person per dive
extra price during major events/exhibitions is as follows:
Double occupancy: Extra $125/- per person
Single occupancy: Extra $250/- per personINCLUDED (During cruise program):
Full board accommodation in double/twin cabins, all meals with water, tea and coffee. Padi Instructor or/and Divemaster on board (acting as a dive guide).
*Diver rates includes three dives per day
(During on land program):
2 Nights accommodation in standard rooms
All meals mentioned as per itinerary
Half day Dubai City Tour with English speaking guide (extra US $175/- per group for other language guide**)
Evening Desert Safari with BBQ dinner
All entrance fees related to above tours
Return Airport/hotel transfers in Dubai
Services of a local representative in Dubai
Not included: International airfares, hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc.), travel insurance, tips, visa procurement, Alcoholic beverages, bottled water, soft drinks. Diving and snorkeling equipment, diving coupons, kayaks and any other items not mentioned above.
Other terms: as per our general terms & conditions.
Payment procedure: Advance payment by bank transfer (bank account is available on request)
Special Notes: travelers should be prepared for some long though spectacular drives, and early mornings starts. This day-by-day itinerary is subject to change according to local conditions. The sequential order of the day-by-day itinerary may also change to avoid congestion at certain sites.
guide languages include: Italian, French, German, Spanish, Czech, Russian,
Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, etc.
- During the months of November to April is Jelly fish season so it is highly recommended to acquire the following standards of diving wears:
- Full wetsuit 3mm
- Wetsuit hood 3mm
- Dive computers/watches
Please note that full foot fins is not recommended otherwise you can use socks as other alternative protection.
- There will be only 1 instructor or divemaster on board in every trip. Therefore it is a must that only a maximum of 4 inexperienced divers could join a group or team to provide safety, fun and enjoyable dives.
- Each buddy team should have at least 1 balloon in case if you are drifting away with the current so that the boat captain can easily see you if your are at great distance.
- The visits to the above mentioned diving sites depends always on the weather conditions, time of the year, etc and cruise itinerary will depend on the plan put forward by the guide.
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