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Dive Review of Al Boom Diving in
United Arab Emirates/Fujeirah

Al Boom Diving: "Local Diving is easy, chill with surprisingly diverse life!", May, 2016,

by Eileen J Councill, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9015.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We love diving in Fujeirah, an easy 2 hour drive from Dubai to the coast. Al Boom is a great, safe and professional dive organization that employs very chill, kind, fun, experienced dive guides. The water clarity is not great but the macro opportunities are endless. There is little current and the sites are easy to navigate. The boats are large and not overpacked with divers. There is a great ratio with the dive guides usually 1:3 or 1:4 maximum. The guides always look for animal life and will specifically search for things that you specify. The dive shop facility is excellent with lockers, changing rooms, showers, places to sit, places to store gear overnight if you so desire, a well equipped store if you need anything, great rental equipment, great rinse tanks and outdoor showers as well. I highly recommend diving with this club. The only thing they do not provide is water buckets for cameras. But, the dives are so close to the shore that the boat returns to the dock for the surface interval. Additionally, the SI is quite short as the dives are mainly shallow.
Websites Al Boom Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Galapagos, Bali, Egypt, Phillipines, Indonesia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mozambique, South Africa, Hawaii, Pacific, Palau, Guam, Yap
Closest Airport Fujeirah Getting There Through Dubai is probably easiest

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Just the normal limits of all recreational dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Their bread and butter is not photographers; they do not cater to them but are happy to help and careful in their handling of cameras.
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