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.
are various dive centers in Sharjah that offer diving
trips, courses and holiday packages. Find some addresses
and detailed information below
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
There are many centers offering diving and training and
the main ones in Sharjah emirate, are mentioned below.
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
trips in Gulf waters are usually to old wrecks of barges,
tugs and cargo vessels.
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.