The territory of the United Arab Emirates is washed by seas from two sides, and experienced divers say that it is impossible to confuse one coast with another
There are many sunken boats in the waters of Dubai, and these are excellent living conditions for barracudas, lion fish and clown fish, sea cats and spotted stingrays. Some sunken boats have their own interesting stories. More than 50 dive sites are scattered along the east coast - from the light reefs of Korfakkan to the deep dives of Musandam. Musandam is gaining popularity among divers who dream of exploring new territories. Here you can rent a room in one of several floating diving hotels.
Pavilion Dive Center Diving Center at Jumeirah Beach It offers a wide variety of courses - from Discover Scuba Experience for 200 dirhams to PADI Open Water Course for 1850 dirhams. Diving boats depart from the pier at 900 for two dives and return at about 1400. The price ranges from 250 to 700 dirhams.
DIVING AT THE DUBAI AQUARIUM IN THE DUBAI MALL
If you don’t want to go through briefings and trainings, but still want to get to know sharks and rays better, try diving in a special cage. Now, with the advent of GoPro underwater cameras, diving has become possible to capture on memory.
DIVING CENTER AT ATLANTIS THE PALM
The legendary 5-star diving center at Atlantis the Palm offers programs for everyone. The peculiarity of the center is that it is the first indoor diving center in the world certified by National Geographic and offering PADI certification. Thus, the hotel offers to learn diving in a diving center, and then go to conquer the coastal depths of Dubai.
AL MARSA MUSANDAM
One of the oldest diving centers, founded in 1999, will allow you to explore the exciting underwater world off the coast of the Sultanate of Oman with beautiful reefs, underwater cliffs and rich marine fauna. Certified instructors offer exciting walks for both beginners and experienced divers. The center also offers daily and multi-day Dhow cruises.
Tel .: (050) 482 4490 | www.almarsamusandam.com
A modern entertainment complex has opened in Al Ain, in the Jebel Hafeet area. In the water park, a waterway has been built with a length of more than one kilometer with rapids of various categories for rafting and kayaking, a pool with an artificial wave for surfing. An air fun park with cable car is also available. There is a swimming pool, terrace, rooms for conferences and special occasions.
Tel .: (03) 781 8422 | www.wadiadventure.ae
KAYAKING AT EASTERN MANGROVES
Eastern Mangroves Spa Hotel (Abu Dhabi) offers a breakfast and kayak tour package that includes a guided tour of the extensive mangroves and a buffet in the Ingredients Restaurant. This is an excellent way to relax after active kayaking. In the early morning you can see dolphins playing here. Exotic birds and reptiles live in the mangroves, dwarf foxes dig holes in the islands.
Ticket Price: from 120 drx per person | Tel .: (02) 656 1000 www.abudhabi.anantara.com