Only two hours from Dubai and three hours from Abu Dhabi lies one of the greatest escapes for city dwellers – the Musandam!

Sheesa Beach Dive Centre and Dhow Cruises have been operating since 2010 and 1995 respectively and have attained a reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction and empathy. What makes Sheesa Beach unique is that we provide all services under one roof thus eliminating the middle man and allows us to pass off those savings to our clients. Our fleet of dhows consists of two 85 foot live aboard, five 75 foot double deck open dhows and a traditional single deck as well as two diving speedboats and five tender boats that accompany our dhows on trips. This allows us to offer arrange of itineraries for our clients from a day trip to overnight safaris of up to seven days.

Our diving centre offers a range of courses for those wishing to try scuba for the first time or those wishing to further their education. We offer both private group trips as well as sharing trips. Our monthly sharing trips are designed to showcase the best of the Musandam and the trips range from a two day/two night trip to a four day/four night trip. Adding the extra days over the traditional two day trips allows us to reach dive sites that are rarely if at all dived. Amazing marine life and the total ban of commercial fishing promotes a diving sanctuary and marine heaven. Whale sharks, sharks, dolphins, sun fish to name a few as well as those macro subjects that we love to look for on the colourful, vibrant reefs. Making new mates and being entertained by dive guides who believe that 70% of their day consists of entertaining and educating you while the 30% is found on the dives. We have assembled a group of instructors and guides that are unparalleled in Oman and the UAE. Professional and knowledgeable with the emphasis on safety and enjoyment is what you can expect from our guides on every trip. The proof lies in an 82% rate of returning guests. “Arrive as a client and leave as a friend” is every staff member’s motto. Each of them is trained in first aid and we run regular workshops to update and our staff’s knowledge. This allows you, our valued guest the peace of mind to enjoy the trip.


We are also privileged to use Outdoor UAE as a platform to introduce a new concept at Sheesa and that is our freediving centre. In association with some of the leading names in freediving, we will now be offering those purists a chance to dive on some of the most spectacular reefs in the world. Far from the madding crowd and closer to nature than our bubble blowing brethren, with our luxury live aboards, double decks and top quality equipment we are now in a position to focus on apnea diving and the life- long friendships it creates. World class instructors to train you to dive safely and serenely while staying within safety limits and the security of having professional safety divers watching you at all times. Relax after a day of diving with a beverage of your choice and a catering that is fit for a king. The holistic nature of the trips lends to a very healthy alternative to a weekend in the city.


For the non-divers we offer a day cruise out into the Musandam. A chance to unwind, indulge in some fishing, go snorkelling, read a book while lazing on the comfortable majlis seating, enjoy a delicious Arabic buffet lunch and even collect sea shells whilst doing a bit of beachcombing is available on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We also offer overnight pleasure trips on our live aboards and double decks for those looking to escape the grind of city life. With little to no light pollution, stargazing under the Musandam skies is spectacular. We offer banana boats, kayaks, traditional Omani hand line fishing and snorkelling on all our trips. Delicious meals are served up by our in-house chefs and a top notch crew to look after your every need.

Why not try a spot of camping with your family or friends and combine that with a day of diving or relaxing on our day trips. Our plantation camp which is open during the winter months offers a quiet getaway for a weekend. Relax on the majlis seating or sit around the fire pit while our chefs serve up a range of delicious cuisine to suit every palate.


So you have selected your trip and are wondering about crossing from the UAE into Oman? We have a dedicated team to assist you. UAE residents only need to submit a copy of their passport and visa to us at least two days in advance of their arrival. Tourists only need to supply us with their name, passport number and nationality and nationals only need to produce their UAE residency card. You will be met at the checkpoint by our PRO and assisted through the checkpoint. From there it is only a five minute drive to our offices which is conveniently located within the port.

If you have read this story, then it is time to give us a call to book your next adventure.


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