Sharjah's East Coast waters offer beautiful diving and some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in the Emirates. It offers clear visibility and a chance to see fascinating coral reefs and abundant tropical fish life. Turtles, sharks and moray eels are some the other ocean life that can be sighted. There are a number of dive sites not far from the coast of Khorfakkan, as well as dive sites that can be accessed from the coastal town of Dibba. Favorite spots include Martini Rock, Shark Island off Khorfakkan, Sandy Beach, Dibba Rock and Lima.
There are various dive centers in Sharjah that offer diving trips, courses and holiday packages. Find some addresses and detailed information below
Ocean Divers at the Oceanic Hotel
Ocean Divers at Khorfakkan Beach, in the grounds of the Oceanic Hotel, is nestled in the dramatic Hajar mountains and boasts excellent weather year round which, combined with beautiful sandy beaches, makes this an excellent dive/holiday location. The hotel offer special holiday packages for divers organizing transfer and visa where necessary.
Sub Aqua Diving
There are many centers offering diving and training and the main ones in Sharjah emirate, are mentioned below.
Popular diving sites can be found on both coasts with mainly wreck diving in the Arabian Gulf and natural sites on the East Coast. Diving here is a popular sport due to the variety of marine and coral life, found in warm and relatively unpolluted waters.
Diving trips in Gulf waters are usually to old wrecks of barges, tugs and cargo vessels.
The East Coast's Indian Ocean offers clearer visibility and the opportunity to see turtles, sharks, moray eels, tropical fish, barracuda and beautiful coral reefs. Favorite spots include Martini Rock, the car cemetery off Khor Farkkan, Sandy Beach, Dibba Rock and Lima.
Some of the Diving Centers are
British Sub Aqua Club: Phone: 5662105
Pearl Marine Sports Center: Phone: 5663626
Ocean Divers' Center: Khor Fakkan Phone: 971 9 2382971
Seven Seas Divers: Khor Fakkan 09 2387400