Sharjah's East Coast waters offer beautiful diving
and some of the most spectacular underwater scenery
in the Emirates. It offers clear visibility and
a chance to see fascinating coral reefs and abundant
tropical fish life. Turtles, sharks and moray
eels are some the other ocean life that can be
sighted. There are a number of dive sites not
far from the coast of Khorfakkan, as well as dive
sites that can be accessed from the coastal town
of Dibba. Favorite spots include Martini Rock,
Shark Island off Khorfakkan, Sandy Beach, Dibba
Rock and Lima.
There are various
dive centers in Sharjah that offer diving trips,
courses and holiday packages. Find some addresses
and detailed information below
at the Oceanic Hotel
Ocean Divers at Khorfakkan Beach, in the grounds
of the Oceanic Hotel, is nestled in the dramatic
Hajar mountains and boasts excellent weather year
round which, combined with beautiful sandy beaches,
makes this an excellent dive/holiday location.
The hotel offer special holiday packages for divers
organizing transfer and visa where necessary.
Sub Aqua Diving
There are many centers offering diving and training
and the main ones in Sharjah emirate, are mentioned
sites can be found on both coasts with mainly
wreck diving in the Arabian Gulf and natural sites
on the East Coast. Diving here is a popular sport
due to the variety of marine and coral life, found
in warm and relatively unpolluted waters.
Diving trips in
Gulf waters are usually to old wrecks of barges,
tugs and cargo vessels.
The East Coast's
Indian Ocean offers clearer visibility and the
opportunity to see turtles, sharks, moray eels,
tropical fish, barracuda and beautiful coral reefs.
Favorite spots include Martini Rock, the car cemetery
off Khor Farkkan, Sandy Beach, Dibba Rock and