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
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
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 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