Everyone loves to fly and flying underwater is even better than flying in the air because there are things around you.”– Graham Hawkes

Ocean lovers will agree with this because being a part of the underwater world is one of the greatest joys of life. Always thirsty for salty adventures, they look for opportunities to get below the surface. Swimming with marine creatures in an amazingly beautiful setting is something that one should try at least once in their lifetime.

Best location for snorkeling in Oman

The easiest way to do so is to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Oman– The Pearl of Arabia. Daymaniyat Islands, a protected area and a nature reserve in the middle eastern country, is the most sought-after location for an incredible snorkeling trip. It lies about 30 kilometres from Al Mouj Marina and comprises 9 islands with a total area of 100 hectares.

The small Daymaniyat Islands are one of Oman’s snorkeling hotspots. If you are a snorkeling enthusiast visiting this lovely country, then you are sure to get spellbound by its splendid coral reefs, bright fish, abundant sea turtle population, and whalesharks along its coasts.

When to take a snorkeling trip in Oman?

Ranging from 20 to 30 degrees, the water at Daymaniyat Islands is usually warm throughout the year. However, the best time to go diving here is from August to May owing to the favourable nature, temperature, and environment. During these months, the water is calmer and warmer. This is also the best season to witness green sea turtles and hawksbill sea turtles nesting on island beaches. And if you are someone who has a strong desire to spot whalesharks, then go for diving between July and September end.

Rich marine life

In the clear waters of the Daymaniyat Islands, you have a good chance of spotting turtles, colourful fish, eels, and rays. In addition to that, one can also come across whalesharks! Isn’t that the desire of every diver?

Species you may spot while snorkeling in Daymaniyat Islands are as follows:

  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Arabian Butterflyfish
  • Sohal Surgeonfish
  • Arabian Picasso Triggerfish
  • Moorish Idol
  • Indo-Pacific Sergeant
  • Bluestreak Cleaner wrasse
  • Arabian Angelfish

Details of snorkeling trip with us

Price: 30 OMR

Payment: Cash (on the day of the trip)

In this price, the following are included:

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • BBQ-lunch and bananas
  • Water and soft drinks
  • National park fees (3 OMR per person)

MolaMola Dive Center, a 5-star PADI Diving Center in Muscat, will take you snorkelling at 2 different sites. Moreover, it is the only centre in the city that offers guided snorkeling packages in order to ensure 100% safety and satisfaction of divers.   

What to bring with you:

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable bottle
  • Your private snorkeling gear if you have

The best Daymaniyat Islands snorkeling trip to book

Ready to book a snorkeling trip to the gorgeous Daymaniyat Islands? Look no further and trust the best– MolaMola Dive Center. The #1 rated diving centre in Muscat, it ensures that you have the Snorkeling trip of your dreams! It’s a half-day tour filled with an exciting expedition and delectable lunch. Moreover, if you want to get your underwater videos and photographs, then that can also be arranged by the staff.

In case you are going for this enthralling experience for the first time, then a certified instructor will accompany you under the water. The best experience in the Daymaniyat Islands is guaranteed with them as they will be knowing the best spots for snorkeling where you can see the most incredible marine life. To say “It’s magical!” would be an understatement! 


Let the currents guide your heart. Happy snorkeling!