Dive Safari / MV Saman Explorer

Ship

The Liveaboard Saman Explorer operated a few years in Egypt, before.
The steel ship provides accommodation for 22 persons and is endued with a saloon, air condition, a sun deck to relax on as well as a spacious diving platform.
The international crew of 8 to 9 members consists of experienced staff, English is the language on board. The Saman Explorer is operated and managed by Extra Divers Worldwide.

Equipment and Cabines

Our guests are accommodated in 11 double cabins, each with air con and bathroom with shower and WC. The cabins are equipped with 2 single beds. A nice sun deck is provided to the guests!

Catering

On board is full board offered, coffee, tea and water included.
The last night of the trip will be spent in Marriott Beach Hotel Mirbat, halfboard in the luxury hotel is also included. Please note, that there is no alcohol provided on board.

Itinerary

The Saman Explorer is used from November to mid-May for tours in the south of Oman, in the region around Salalah.

Diving

The tours runnig from Saturday to Saturday. 6 nights are spent on board, our guests will spend the last night at the 5-star Marriott Hotel in Mirbat.
On Saturday afternoon, the ship departs from the port of Mirbat. The tour takes you first along the coast. From the village of Hasik, the trip to the island group of Hallaniyat are beginning. The first of the islands is reached after 3-4 hours crossing. In the next few days, our guests are going to explore the dive sites around the five islands.
There are daily 3-4 dives provided, including night dives.

Disembarkation is on Friday afternoon in the harbor of Mirbat. From here, guests are accommodated at the Marriott Mirbat. On Saturday morning, it goes back to the airport for connecting flight back to Germany or a extension stay.

The diving area is untouched and yet poorly discovered. You may therefore expect everything. Of course we were already made some exploring dives.

Is also known, that the islands can boast a resident population of humpback whales. Look out for this huge giant. Certainly there is much more to discover. Several reefs, large groupers, mantas ... let us surprise you! And maybe you even feel a new wreck, because allegedly there are ships from the fleet of Vasco da Gama have fallen ...

Important:
The south of Oman is a destination with expedition character. Please note that the region is slowly opening up to tourism. All local agents are working hard to ensure you a smooth process, please do not expect perfection anyway. This is a destination for divers looking for adventure and a lot of pioneering spirit.

Safety

Radar, GPS, compass, radio, depth gauge, First Aid kits, Oxygen, life jackets, satellite phone

Technical Data

  • Length: 34 m
  • Width: 9 m
  • Engines: 2 x 720 hp Daewoo each
  • Power: 3 generators, 220 V
  • Compressors: 2 + Nitrox
  • 12l and 15l aluminum - and steel tanks
  • DIN and INT adaptors
  • Languages on board: English and German
  • 2 Dinghies (5.5 m) each 40 hp
  • equipment for rental (payment on site) is available by announcement in advanced
  • Nitrox for a fee (60 US$ per Person and week)

Payment on-site

To be paid on site: entry visa Oman (Appr. 40 EUR) and on board 4 OMR dive permit per day (OMR 18,- = appr. EUR 36,-)
Nitrox surcharge per week: 60 US$
Please note: For costs on site, for the moment, cash payment only can be accepted.

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