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
are various dive centers in Sharjah that offer diving
trips, courses and holiday packages. Find some addresses
and detailed information below
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.
There are many centers offering diving and training
and the main ones in Sharjah emirate, are mentioned
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.
trips in Gulf waters are usually to old wrecks of barges,
tugs and cargo vessels.
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.