Oman Aggressor | Oman Diving Liveaboard - Indian Ocean

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 11 cabins across 3 decks
  • Restaurants Indoor saloon dining area
  • Food and Drinks The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts and local cuisine. Chef prepared dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.
  • Facilities220 volt charging stations
  • Diving Range of diving from tenders and mothership with up to 25 or 35 dives (7 or 10 night trips)
  • Diving Extras A full line of rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights.
  • Internet Access Internet (WLAN) is available when close to shore. Email is not available.

About Oman Aggressor

There's no denying it, Oman is a hot, upcoming destination for divers! And there are 2 thrilling island chains to discover. The Daymaniyat Islands are the jewels for diving in the Gulf of Oman. This string of small, rocky islands north of Muscat are encircled with awesome coral reefs down to 30 m and an abundance of pelagics, rays and schooling fish. Want humpbacks? Then head to the Hallaniyat Islands. In the spring months, the resident humpback whales can be encountered, along with giant groupers, moray eels, honeycomb moray eels, dragon morays and thousands of reef fishes. Coupled with the world famous on board Aggressor service, and much loved food and drinks package, and you will discover why we are so excited with this new destination.

Oman Aggressor sleeps only 22 divers across a whopping 45m liveaboard. There are 3 types of cabins to chose from: deluxe, master or the suite. All boast an independently controlled air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32inch flat screen TV offering a selection of over 400 movies, TV shows and documentaries. You can even You can plug your own laptop into the TV screen for the ultimate in photo or video editing! The deluxe cabins are on the lower deck, and have twin beds. The master cabins are either as a twin bed or kind double. All are located on the upper deck. And then there is the impressive suite cabin on the main deck. This large cabin goes across the width of the deck. Enjoy the king size bed and glorious panoramic views.

The saloon area is not just the hub of life when not diving or snorkelling. This is a modern, airy communal space, where the all important meals area served. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Omani feasts and local cuisine. Enjoy the nightly entertainment, including diving, marine life identification presentations, movies, games and more. There is a complete photo video centre for anyone with a camera. Or settle in to enjoy the views from the large sun deck with shading, a jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs and bar. The dive deck is on the main deck level, and diving is a mix of off the back deck or from the tenders.

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Delxue staterooms (cabins 1-6) - lower deck

A comfortable stateroom with two twin beds (side by side) with a private head and shower and porthole.

Master stateroom (cabin 8 and 9) - upper deck

A comfortable stateroom with two single beds that can be combined into a king bed (upon request). Private head and shower and picture window.

Master stateroom (cabin 10 and 11) - upper deck

A comfortable stateroom with a king bed located on the upper deck with a private head and shower and picture window.

Suite (cabin 7) - main deck

A comfortable suite with a king bed, a panorama window and private head and shower.

Please note these prices are for the land only section of your holiday and do not include flights.

Paul

2018-05-14 12:11:21

Well looked after one of the best liveaboard I have been on. It is the first time I have had a toilet and shower that have been separate. The sleeping area was large. Some of the best food I have had on a live a board. When I booked the trip I had no idea what to expect.You will not get big reef walls or drop offs or large amounts of soft corals. Fish life lots of them from big rays to the small ones, there is a lot of nudibranchs of different sizes if you like them your in for a treat. This is a new dive area so some of the sites are not well known so a bit of an adventure.I would go to Oman again maybe the north this time to see how different it is.

Dominique

2018-05-09 09:17:27

It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip, great boat, crew was amazing, incredibly helpful, thoughtful, fun and good expertise from the dive guides. Particularly great cruise director and Naomi spotted amazing small stuff everywhere. Equipment was in great condition too, looked almost new. Saw a lot but some of the highlights are toad fish (a type you only get in Oman apparently), frog fish, leopard sharks, various rays, big green turtles, many octopi (think I got that right), slipper lobsters, a million morays, lots of other delights like snorkeling with baby whale shark, spotting humpback whales from the boat, and ended up swimming with a dolphin pod in one bay!! Much more. Enormous amount of fish life in general, lots of shoals, like swimming in an aquarium. Less coral but that is not my thing anyway. And so much food!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Oman is located off the south-eastern Arabian Peninsula and bordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. London to Muscat is around 7hr 30min and then you journey onto your embarkation point. Oman Aggressor explores the entire coastline, following the very best diving throughout the year. Musandam, Muscat or Salalah - these are the gateways to your adventure.

Weather and Climate

June is the hottest month in Muscat with an average temperature of 35°C (95°F) and the coldest is January at 21°C (70°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in June. Temps start to head upwards around May, making it one of the warmer months. The wettest month is February with an average of 30mm of rain.

Travel

Flight options

The most direct routes to Oman are via Dubai, Doha or Muscat. Flights depart regularly with most of the major carriers, such as Emirates, Qatar or Oman Airways.

Stopovers

Enjoy a short city break in one of the hub cities en route

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

British passport holders must apply for a visa prior to travel (approx £10). This can be done online: https://evisa.rop.gov.om/ Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you or you will have full details of your where to meet your transfer (with a confirmation voucher) in your travel documentation. Embarkation on Oman Aggressor is from 15:00 If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Local regulations mean that we are not able to include transfers in the cost of your holiday, but we will prebook airport transfers for you. Simply look for your diver on arrival. Full instructions will be in your travel documentation.

Departures

Disembarkation is after breakfast in the morning. You can leave your bags on board until your departure time for your flight. You will be advised locally of your transfer time, that needs to be paid for locally. You may be required to pay a departure tax leaving the island.

Info

Included in your holiday

This is a boat only price from Muscat, Musandam or Salalah. Your Aggressor package includes 7 or 10 nights in a deluxe cabin on a full board basis with a selected of local beer and wine, plus all diving from the tender, 12lt international tanks are weights. Airport transfers are prebooked but have to be paid for locally.

Excluded

Excluded are local park fees (currently 200US dollars per person), departure tax, and dinner on the final night onboard. Ask your travel consultant for a quote if you would like us to arrange international or domestic flights.

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, traveller’s cheques or credit card.

Currency

All onboard charges need to be paid in USD cash only. Old and worn bank notes are not accepted by Oman banks so please be sure the notes are in good condition. A

Phone coverage

There is a satellite phone onboard for emergency communication. Internet (WLAN) is available when close to shore. Email is not available.

Plugs and electricity

Electrical outlets onboard are standard 220 volt.

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs and dive computers.

Extras

Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more.

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts and miscellaneous items. Due to limited availability, we recommend bringing extra batteries and CD/DVD’s for photos.

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is available for an additional fee

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Belize Aggressor will be £1300. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our loyalty discount is all about! If you have booked directly with Scuba Travel, on your 3rd full price holiday you will automatically be eligible for a loyalty discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction. We are always happy to offer discounts as described below but these are not cumulative and we do not offer further discounts on special offer prices.

5% off for loyalty customers Plus travel on a second trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths. Dive the World travellers get an extra 10% discount all yachts for rental gear, nitrox, boutique, photography equipment rentals, videos and courses and a special birthday discount to spend at the online boutique.

Hallaniyat Islands

Hallaniyat Islands are located off the south eastern coast of Oman. This is a new area for liveaboard divers and the coral reefs are in sublime condition. New dive sites and wrecks can be discovered all the time. Diving highlights are undoubtedly the... MORE

Daymaniyat Islands

The Daymaniyat Islands are the jewels for diving in the Gulf of Oman. There are more than 100 different species of soft and hard coral, of which no less than 10% are unique to Oman's waters. This string of small, rocky islands north of Muscat are enc... MORE

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