Holiday Reference: TRP 37879

Holiday information

  • Large, modern steel liveaboard with exciting seasonal itineraries
  • Deluxe, master or suite cabin options with twin or double beds
  • Full board with a selected of local beer and wine as standard
  • Generous communal saloon with full entertainment system
  • Average Water Temp: 23-27C
  • Average Air Temp: 20-35C
  • Average Visability: 4-40m
  • Good for: Manta, rays, whales and large schools of reef fish
  • Suitable for beginners: Confident beginners upwards
  • Feel the thrill of diving in a hot new region where manta, rays, reef sharks and big balls of reef fish wait on unspoilt reefs. You can even see humpbacks whales! The Hallaniyat islands are the perfect winter destination on board the luxurious Oman Aggressor.

Liveaboard Details

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 ...

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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Itinerary Details

Oman's winter hot spot boasts humpback whales, manta, rays, reef sharks and big balls of reef fish wait on unspoilt reefs. It's time to discover the Hallaniyat islands on board the luxurious Oman Aggressor.

Hallaniyat Islands Description

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 opportunity to see the resident population of humpback whales but also includes encounters with manta rays and sperm whales. The Hallaniyat Islands are an undiscovered diving region where you can expect everything!

Sightings change throughout the year. November and December are the best months for giant oceanic mantas. From January, the focus switches to the humpbacks. The whale sightings continue into April, alongside great encounters with yellowfin tuna, barracuda and school jacks. Huge schools of dolphin are often seen as well as green turtles. Giant groupers, giant catfish and mobulas are commonly encountered. Watch out for leopard sharks on the reefs. Octopus hide in the reef walls. The islands boast a healthy marine life with awesome coral gardens where schooling fish swirl.

This is an accessible itinerary for everyone, but we recommend divers have advanced certifications. Sites can descend down to 28m and the spring months can have some currents. Jan to March are when conditions are calmest. The diving is both from the main liveaboard and tenders. There are up to 5 dives a day, which includes night diving.

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Your holiday details

Save £850 Feel the thrill of diving in a hot new region where manta, rays, reef sharks and big balls of reef fish wait on unspoilt reefs. You can even see humpbacks whales! You have 7 nights in a deluxe stateroom on a full board basis, including all soft drinks and a limited selection of local beer and wine with your evening meal. There are master cabin and suite upgrades available. simply ask your travel consultant at the time of booking. Over a 7 night trip, you can clock up an impressive 25 dives. 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package. All trips are escorted with 2 expert divemasters. There is a USD200 Port/Marine Park fee per person to be paid on board. Excluded are the Oman entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements. Diner on the Friday evening is not included, although the crew will assist with recommendations and reservations. Transfers will be prebooked but have to be paid for locally in cash USD35 per person per way - the transfer time will be advised locally.

This holiday excludes international flights to Salalah airport SLL. We are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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