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
Ocean Divers 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
Popular diving 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 Lima.