Oman has been on the diving radar for a while but it’s fabulous underwater world is no longer a secret. Now, Oman is one of the hottest destinations of the moment.
UK-based Tour Operator Scuba Travel has recently added the luxurious Oman Aggressor to its liveaboard programme. This whopping 45m yacht takes 22 divers across a choice of three cabin types: deluxe, master or suite. All boast an independently controlled air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32inch flat screen TV offering a selection of over 400 movies, TV shows and documentaries. You can even plug your own laptop into the TV screen for the ultimate in photo or video editing!
The deluxe cabins are on the lower deck, and have twin beds. The master cabins are either as a twin or king bed. All are located on the upper deck. And then there is the impressive suite cabin on the main deck. This large cabin goes across the width of the deck. Enjoy the king size bed and glorious panoramic views.
The saloon area is a modern, airy communal space, where the all important meals area served. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. Enjoy the nightly entertainment, including diving, marine life identification presentations, movies, games and more. There is a complete photo video centre for anyone with a camera. Or settle in to enjoy the views from the large sun deck with shading, a jacuzzi, sunbeds, deck chairs and bar. The dive deck is on the main deck level, and diving is a mix of off the back deck or from the tenders.
Choice from two thrilling island chains to discover in Oman. The Daymaniyat Islands are the jewels for diving in the Gulf of Oman. This string of small, rocky islands north of Muscat are encircled with awesome coral reefs down to 30m and an abundance of pelagics, rays and schooling fish. Want humpbacks? Then head to the Hallaniyat Islands. In the spring months, the resident humpback whales can be encountered, along with giant groupers, moray eels, honeycomb moray eels, dragon morays and thousands of reef fishes. Coupled with the world famous on board Aggressor service, and much loved food and drinks package, you will soon discover why the Scuba Travel team is so excited about this new destination.
Scuba Travel have a special introductory offer saving £750 on the normal price of a 7 night trip aboard Oman Aggressor. Prices start from only £1845 in April with the Hallaniyat Islands itinerary and from May through to September with the Daymaniyat Islands itinerary. Price includes 7 nights in a deluxe stateroom on full board basis incl. soft drinks and local beer and wine with your evening meal, and up to 25 fully guided dives. This is a Boat Only price – please ask for a quotation including flights.