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.
Covid Travel Information
International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.
On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.
For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to Oman.
On 21 December 2020, the Supreme Committee announced the closure of its land, sea and air borders with effect from 22 December at 1 am. This will remain in place for 7 days and will be subject to review by the Omani authorities. During this time, it will not be possible to enter or leave Oman.
Updated 25th FEB 2021
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.
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. We are able to book most major airlines. Please ask for a quote.
Enjoy a short city break in one of the hub cities en route
Arrange before you go
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
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on the final morning morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.
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
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.
A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs and dive computers.
Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more.
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.
Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter
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.
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
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5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
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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.
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices
Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a deluxe cabin on a full board basis - your last night dinner is not included in your charter package
Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine
All diving, 12lt international tanks, air fills and weights are included
Airport transfers for embarkation/disembarkation can be prebooked but are paid for locally
International flights, domestic flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these
There is currently a $200 port and park fees to pay on board
Nitrox for 7 nights is $100 on all Aggressor charters, kit rental, souvenirs or private guiding services are paid for on board.