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 where
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
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 Lima.