Dip your toes in Oman's water at Dive 2010
Take a metaphorical dive into The Sultanate of Oman's waters at this years 'Dive 2010', held at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 to 31 October and organised by the DIVER Group. Swim on over to stand 120, where the Oman Ministry of Tourism will guide you along its 1700km of coastline, deep into its clear and warm waters, teaming with countless species of fish, whales, dolphins, turtles and spectacular coral reefs. Year round Oman offers amazing diving opportunities, for those learning and for those who spend more time in the water then on land.
Oman's capital, Muscat, offers gentle currents and a range of depths to dive; the waters are rich in nutrients and attract a wide range of aquatic creatures. Divers are coming to discover Oman's spectacular wall drop-offs, scenic coral lined fjords and unspoilt, diverse marine life including encounters with moray eels, sharks, rays, spinner, common and bottle-nosed dolphins, whales, turtles, corals and a breathtaking array of tropical fish. Oman offers unique and unforgettable experience for divers and underwater photographers alike.
Popular dive sites include Daymaniyat Islands, a marine nature conservation reserve about 18 kilometres off the Batinah Coast. Bander Khayran has fjord-like entrances with numerous bays, only accessible by sea and the first artificial wreck in Oman. Fahal Island offers excellent diving with a swim-through cave and a wreck at 30 metres. The Musandam Peninsula is dotted with many diving sites. Habalayn Bay is one of the best spots in this marine reserve.
The Sultanate of Oman is a country with an enormous wealth of natural attractions, fascinating culture, stunning landscapes and warm welcoming people. As a fish out of water, explore Oman's scenic mountain ranges, stunning desert, and fascinating forts and souks. Take advantage of internal flights to Khasab and Salalah for an adventure packed holiday combining diving with desert and mountain safaris.
For more information visit the Oman Ministry of Tourism at stand 120 or the Oman Press Office:
Tel: 0208 877 4524