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Snorkeling around Salalah

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Snorkeling around Salalah

We're heading to Salalah next week. My husband is a keen snorkeler so any advice on good places from the beach or organised boat trips would be helpful

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I don't know of any companies aside from those in the hotels. Extra Divers operates out of the Marriott, Subaqua out of the Hilton. Extra Divers (I believe) only runs trips out of Mirbat, but they can usually pick you up from Salalah.

I don't know much about Subaqua, but believe that they do take people to sites on the south side of the city.

My recommendation would be to explore both of their websites/facebook pages to see if either would be able to help you. Then it is worth contacting them to ask about current conditions. They usually close during the Spring and Summer because of the tides with the monsoon, but there may be some time left.

I remember some nice shallow dive sites near Mirbat, so they should also be good for snorkeling!

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As greasy says,subaqua have a base at the Hilton but when I enquired there the only offering they had was a 60mile trip to Mirbat to join a scuba party.

The local expats drive south beyond the port to where there are some good beaches with decent snorkeling by the headlands. If you are at the Hilton seek out the GM Nadar Halim and he will give you good advice and directions.


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Dear pamdownunder, did you find any snorkeling companies? I will be traveling there next weekend and would like to do some snorkeling too!!

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R u going this coming weekend?! 28/29 of April?! Iam worried it will not be a good time to go for snorkelling. We are expecting mid-heavy rains all around the Sultanate starting from tomorrow and up to friday/Saturday. If it will not rain in some parts than it will be cloudy and the sea might be rough So if u r also thinking of driving from Dubai than plz be very careful of wadi's and do not take a risk crossing it as its dangerous.

Have a safe holiday.

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