UNDER WATER TOUR-
SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE VESSEL IN OMAN
Expenses in Oman |
| NRI |
The semi-submersible vessel Al-Khayran, will
take visitors on an exciting ‘underwater tour’ of the coral reefs of Bandar Al-Khayran,
Oman . Visitors can sit in air-conditioned comfort two metres below the water
line and watch fish, turtles and other sea creatures. The semi-submarine will
operate four trips per day 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm depending on the
visibility. On Weekend there will be five trips. 9am, 10am,1pm,2pm and 3pm. The
whole round trip will take one to two hours.
The trip offers a unique opportunity to explore Oman’s underwater scenery,
experience close contact with nature and view the diverse marine life in its
natural habitat. Bandar Al Khayran is famous for its breathtaking beauty of wild
beaches, coral reefs and exotic marine life.
Unlike conventional submarines, Semi-submersibles do not dive completely
underwater but remain on the surface, allowing passangers to explore sea life
through large, clear glass windows while seating in air-conditioned comfort two
meters below the water.
The trip starts from Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, where passengers embark on a fast
transfer boat to undertake a half-hour trip to Bandar Al Khayran. On the way the
boat passes the most picturesque sites of the Omani coast line, the villages of
Al Bustan, Qantab, Yiti, Shangri-La’s Bandar Al Jissah Resort and Al Bustan
Palace hotel. There is a good chance, depending on the season, of spotting
dolphins or even whales on the way to Bandar Al Khayran.
Once on board the semi-submersible one comes face to face with the wonders of
the underwater world. Passengers will witness many species of underwater life,
colorful display of corals and different types of reef fish as well as
discovering the unusual rock formations that are thousands of years in the
making. The whole two- hour trip is full of opportunities to witness the beauty
of Oman’s marine life and gain a truly memorable experience