Offering a range of liveaboard itineraries through the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, the Oman liveaboard is a 148-foot vessel that’s designed to carry 22 passengers in comfort. With strict fishing regulations and large marine parks, Oman’s healthy coral reefs are teeming with life (including more than 1,000 different species of fish and shellfish) and the perfect destination for an Arabian scuba diving vacation.
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Come face-to-face with whale sharks, mola mola and manta rays on their 7 or 10-night itineraries from Muscat to explore the Daymaniyat and Hallaniyat Islands or venture into the dramatic fjords of the Musandam Peninsula. The Oman Aggressor also offers combination itineraries of all three destinations to experience the best this friendly country has to offer.
There are 11 staterooms on board the Oman Aggressor, with linens changed mid-week and fresh towels available as needed. All staterooms are equipped with 220V sockets that will accept American plugs, with it recommended that guests bring a voltage adapter on a power strip if possible.
There’s one Suite on board that features a king bed and a large panoramic window. It also has a private bathroom and is air-conditioned with individual climate control.
Master Staterooms (# 8 - 11)
There are four Master Staterooms on board, two of which feature two single beds that can be combined into a king bed (upon request) and the other two with king beds. All feature a private bathroom and shower, picture window and are air-conditioned with individual climate control.
Deluxe Stateroom (# 1 - 6)
There are six Deluxe Staterooms on board that feature two single beds positioned side by side. They come with a private bathroom, porthole window and individual climate control.
The Oman liveaboard offers a varied menu that includes a mixture of Omani feasts and international cuisine. If you have special dietary requirements, please let the Oman Aggressor know at the time of booking so they can prepare alternative meals.
You will wake to cereals, juices, fresh fruits and hot dishes that are cooked to order, with lunches served buffet-style and featuring hot soups, salads, entrees and homemade breads. Dinners are chef-prepared and feature seafood, beef or chicken accompanied by salads, vegetables and a homemade dessert.
Fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beers and wines are complimentary onboard the Oman Aggressor. It’s recommended that guests purchase their own liquor at a duty-free shop prior to departing for Oman while being reminded that drinking and diving do not mix.
The Oman Aggressor features a spacious dining room and separate salon lounge, with a small library of marine life identification books and books for exchange. There’s also around 200 classic and new release movies that you can view in the salon or in the privacy of your room.
A partially-covered sun deck is located on the top of the vessel, together with plenty of lounges where you can relax between dives and a hot tub.
The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman are renowned for their healthy coral reefs and wrecks, with liveaboards accessing the deep fjords of Musandam and Daymaniyat Islands, as well as the Hallaniyat Islands off the coast of Mirbat. Divers often encounter manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins and mola mola, as well as a huge diversity of macro critters.
Water temperatures in Oman average around 71-80°F (22-25°C) due to the thermoclines, with most divers comfortable in a 5-7mm wetsuit and hood. The visibility in Oman is known to change rapidly and can be anywhere from 15 to 100 feet (4 to 30 meters).
Divers can make up to four dives each day on the Oman Aggressor, with all diving conducted from the tenders, which can take up to 11 divers. It’s highly recommended that divers carry safety devices to manage themselves in the currents, with dive computers mandatory.
Divers can opt to pick a buddy of their choice or dive with one of the crew members (each of which offer their own talents) but should remember that this Oman liveaboard does not offer direct supervision of divers. Every dive begins with a comprehensive briefing from one of the crew who will also be available on deck for surface support and to help spot critters or specific points of interest underwater.
The Oman Aggressor provides 12-liter aluminium tanks equipped with K-valves (American type) and DIN (European) adaptors, as well as weight belts and weights. Nitrox is offered for a surcharge and a full line of Aqualung rental gear is also available with prior notification. Several specialty courses are also offered on board, including Nitrox, Underwater Photography and Master Diver.
The Oman Aggressor boasts a complete digital photo facility, including a PC for downloading photos, a large camera table and a charging station. The Photo Pro is available for free coaching when using the Oman Aggressor’s photo equipment rentals or to capture your diving adventure to share with family and friends back home.
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