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Sifah Dive Centre - Oman - Oman, Red Sea and Middle East

Our recommended Oman dive centre is located in the Sifawy Hotel, Sifah, south of Muscat. Located close by the reefs and steep faces of Res Abu Daoud, divers can explore the offshore Fahal islands, wreck sites and pristine coral.

The Sifah Dive Centre is an SSI dive centre located 40km south of Muscat in the Sifawy Boutique Hotel.

The covered dive boats (with WC aboard) are located at the adjacent marina. INT and DIN Valve, 8, 12 and 15L aluminium tanks, along with a complete range of equipment rental, are available. It is recommended to book your equipment in advance to ensure availability (payable locally).

The dive sites of Ras Abu Daoud are near to the dive centre. Wreck lovers will enjoy the Al Munasseir, a 90m warship artificially sunk and already covered in sealife. The Fahal Islands and local reefs are rarely dived, with rays, leopard shark, dolphin and sometimes Whale shark alongside a wide variety of shoaling fish, nudibranch and scorpionfish and favourites such as moray, seahorse and turtles. Snorkelling packages are available.

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*Dive permit pay locally OMR 4 PPP/ Day

Please note: Dive certifications and log books are required for check in.

SSI Book and Certification fee are additional to above and payable locally in resort (approx. 38 OMR).

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3 Days (6 dives) Boat diving T/W


5 Days (10 dives) Boat diving T/W



Fact File

Diving Conditions

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Best Time: October to April.

Average Air temps: 22-38/50°C

Average Water temps: 22-25°C due to thermoclinics on Liveboard, up to 30°C close to shore.

Visibility: 15-30m.

Top Dive Sites:  Ras Abu Daoud, Al Munasseir wreck, Daymaniyat and Fahal Islands, The Caves and Lima Rock in Musandam, Mirbat in Salalah.Deep fjords of Musandam, Daymaniyat Island off the coast of Muscat and Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat .

Great Reasons to Dive in Oman

  • Easy and shallow coral reefs with hard and soft corals.
  • Wall diving.
  • Wreck diving.
  • 1000 variety of fish and shellfish.
  • Turtles, rays, mobulars, mola momal, shark, dolphin.
  • Whale shark, humpback and sperm whales.
  • Combine land-based hotels with Liveaboard diving.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.