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 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