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.
are various dive centers in Sharjah that offer
diving trips, courses and holiday packages.
Find some addresses and detailed information
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 below.
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
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.