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Sea Sports

The Sea of Oman under the Arabian sun

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman, offers guests the chance to participate in a variety of sea sports to truly experience the resort's prime location by the Sea of Oman.



EXTRA DIVERS QANTAB
Oman has a huge diversity of marine life. Join us to view the unspoiled reefs set against the dramatic Omani coastline.

Our official diving partner provides an exciting range of activities above and below the water. All activities use purpose-built, comfortable boats and provide all the equipment needed, including life jackets.

Dolphin watching and snorkelling trips are offered daily. Both novice and experienced divers can benefit from the dive excursions and scuba diving courses.

Dolphin Watching Trips

For the lucky few, a truly memorable experience awaits. Sightings are not guaranteed, but our resident common and spinner dolphins are spotted on 90% of our trips. This trip is conducted twice daily.

Departure Times: 8.30am and 10.45am
Location: Boat leaves from the Marina
Cost: OMR 20 per person (12+ years) / OMR 15 per person (3-11 years old)
Note: No children under 3 years of age.

Snorkelling Trips

Two-hour snorkelling trips are conducted daily. They offer a fantastic chance to see turtles, moray eels, rays and a variety of colourful fish.

Departure Time: 12.45pm
Location: Boat leaves from the Marina
Cost: OMR 20 per person (12+ years) / OMR 18 per person (4-11 years old)

Details: This trip is not recommended for non-swimmers.
Wetsuits are available for rent.
Note: No children under 4 years of age.

Scuba Diving Trips

The professional team at Extra Divers Qantab can assist you in completing your full Scuba Diver open water qualification with a two-day course including all theory, pool work and two dives in the sea. We offer a relaxed diving boat trip to cater to individuals or small groups. Come and explore the coral gardens under the waves with our team of professional instructors.

Boat trips depart from the dive centre's own jetty. Courses start in the shallow pool and later move to the different dive sites around the Bandar Khayran area. One-dive and two-dive trips are available for certified divers.

Introductory Dives

Introductory dives (try dives) are conducted twice a week in the swimming pool for curious, inexperienced divers. Introductory dives in the sea can also be arranged upon request.

Time: 3pm – 4pm every Monday and Thursday
Location: Al Bandar Main Pool
Cost: OMR 5 per person – minimum age of 8 years

Beginner Courses
Various courses that offer internationally acknowledged certifications are available. Upon request, the schedules of these courses can be customised to meet guests' needs. The Scuba Diver course takes only two days to complete.

Advanced Courses
Advanced and specialty courses, such as ones dealing with diving around wreckage, underwater digital photography and many other activities, are available upon request.

Kids' Diving
Kids from 8 to 10 years old are invited to explore the ocean during this activity, which is available upon request.

To book any Dolphin Watching, Snorkelling or Scuba Diving activity, or 
for prices and availability, please contact the dive centre at qantab@extradivers.org. 



WATER SPORTS
Our official water sports partner is located at the Al Bandar beach and provides an exhilarating range of motorised and non-motorised activities.

Non-motorised Activities
Kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis and are provided free of charge for our in-house guests.

Stand-up paddle boards are also available for guests to use; however, there is a small charge for this activity.

Motorised Activities
For our thrill seekers, we offer banana boat rides, doughnut rides, waterskiing, wake boarding and knee boarding.

Location: Al Bandar beach
Timing: Open daily from 9am to  5pm
Cost: Prices vary depending on activity
Note: Please contact the water sports team directly for prices and availability.

Sailing
For our guests who are experienced sailors, we offer our Hobie Cat. Enjoy skimming the waves in this new catamaran.
For our keen amateur enthusiasts, we offer the easy-to-handle Laser/Qba smaller crafts, which are manageable in most conditions.

Location: Al Bandar beach
Note: Please contact the water sports team for prices and availability.


MARINA
The resort's private marina features berthing for up to 80 boats and yachts, and is the ideal base from which to explore the Omani coast. The marina is anchored with powerful sea-flex shock absorbers and boasts 58 full-service berths for yachts that are up to 25 metres long with a maximum draught of 5 metres.



Note: Hours of operation may vary during the holy month of Ramadan.

 

Phone

(968) 2477 6825

Fax

(968) 2477 6677

Location

PO Box 644, Muscat 100, Sultanate of Oman

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