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Dive Review of Extradivers/Al-Husn Shangri-La Resort in
Oman/Muscat

 
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Extradivers/Al-Husn Shangri-La Resort, Sep, 2013,

by Beguelin Jean-Pierre, Lausanne, CH ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7477 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments On the whole, it was a good experience linked to a stay in a very nice hotel blessed with a lot of sun. People at Extradivers operator were helpful and nice even if one of their boat was not available and, as always, some monitors were better than others. The boat accommodated around 12 divers and the dive sites were on average 30 minutes from the marina with two-dives trip on the morning or one- dive trip in the afternoon.

Of course, it is diving in the Sea of Oman where the visibility is not always very good. During our stay in September 2013, the plankton was very dense till 5 meters below the surface, limiting the visibility and the light, bringing quite a lot of fishes around, but no pelagic. I have seen nice hard coral, some critters, two sea horses, quite a few turtles on the beach and in the water.

Muscat/Oman is of course not the Red Sea, the Maldives or Palau, but diving there is worth the trip, at least for divers coming from Europe or the Gulf.
Websites Extradivers   Al-Husn Shangri-La Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Palau, Florida, Sea of Cortes, Tahiti, Palau, Maldives, Bahamas, Caribean Sea, Italy
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 22-26°C / 72-79°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 3-25 M / 10-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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