Dive or Snorkel at the Daymaniyat Islands
North of Muscat, off-shore from the town of Barka are the Damaniyat Islands. These are one of Oman's best dive spots but are equally good for a snorkel or swim in beautiful surroundings.
The Damaniyat Islands are a classified nature reserve and made up of nine islets, each surrounded by a coral reef and reachable by a 30-60 minute boat journey. Access is restricted to ensure the nesting turtles are not disrupted and the coral damaged by too many visitors.