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best beach for snorkeling?

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best beach for snorkeling?

Hello,

Could you please recommend a hotel with a good beach for snorkeling (i.e. shallow, no coral, calm waters, etc.)?

Thank you!

KAK

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1. Re: best beach for snorkeling?

Forgive the question, but why no coral? I should think coral would be a must for snorkeling--after all, that's where the majority of marine life is.

Warks.England
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2. Re: best beach for snorkeling?

In Muscat only the Al Bustan (with its own reef and green back turtles) and Shangri La Al Husn.

Oman Dive Center has accommodation and you can go out on the dive boats,but to snorkel.

[I think the OP did not want to have to enter the water through coral heads?]

Edited: 15 December 2011, 09:19
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3. Re: best beach for snorkeling?

Sorry for the confusion -- I meant I didn't want to have to worry about walking out on the coral and potentially getting cut up. Do you happen to know if Al Bustan does day passes? I've heard both yes and no. I sent them an email about a week ago, but haven't heard back.

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4. Re: best beach for snorkeling?

I honestly doubt they do.

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5. Re: best beach for snorkeling?

Doubt it under new management.

This blog says you can pay a day pass for ODC

…blogspot.com/2007/09/oman-dive-center.html

Try an email to Oman Dive Center

extradivers-worldwide.com/en/…

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