Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve

Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve

Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
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alessia l
roma108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
amazing island
amazing black coral reef
amazing turtles and all kind of fishes
lovely and absoilutely to do in oman's travel.
Written January 17, 2024
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poshnosh26
Walthamstow, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Omg this has to be the most beautiful island with breathtaking views . We booked with Marmar tourism and the boat ride there was about 45 mins . At the first spot the boat waits while you jump on to do snorkelling with the turtles and you can see all the beautiful fish swim by . They give you the snorkelling equipment . Then you head to the beach where you can either sit and relax or do more snorkelling on the other side . There is also a cliff where you can climb and see some awesome views . Highly recommend
Written December 28, 2023
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Kai R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
One of the most beautiful places to snorkel imaginable. Turtles, rays, corals, its got everything. 🔥
Written December 24, 2023
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Nic24
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Snorkeling trip to the islands with Global Scuba today. What an amazing experience watching turtles, wrasse, trigger fish, parrot fish, several types of angel fish among many others. Water was clear and of course very warm. Easy swimming for someone who would not rate themselves as the strongest swimmer. Would actually rate this as a better experience than the Maldives for swimming with turtles. Great guys on the boat, well equipped and really helpful. Such a brilliant trip, although it is the wrong time of year to land on the islands, a trip should not be missed as part of any visit to Oman.
Written September 24, 2023
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Curiosity47634700317
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It is a beautiful place to spend with friends and family ,we can enjoy and play and spend a time peacefully
Written May 10, 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Damaniyat Archipelago is a group of nine uninhabited main islands, which stretch for 18 Kms and are about as distant from the nearest coast, the Batinah Coast, about 100 km north of Muscat. They are formed by limestone rocks and ancient coral reefs, and still active coral reefs border them in several parts.
It's therefore obvious that this archipelago was declared a nature reserve about thirty years ago: the features of the land and the sea justify it. So there are no tourist resorts; only camping is allowed (for a fee), as I understand it for a maximum of five days.
The islands have an almost desert character, even more so than the mainland, which at least is criss-crossed by wadis which can have running water after the rains. The sea water is warm in every season, due to the latitude more than that of the renowned resorts in the north of the Red Sea: in January we dived as we would in the Mediterranean in July and August.
We visited spots on two of the islands of the archipelago during a day trip from Muscat. We didn't land in the first spot, but we snorkeled starting directly from the boat, also swimming among the turtles that abound in these waters. We noticed that, at least on the day of our visit, strong currents forcefully move swimmers away from their original position, requiring great effort to stay in the same spot. In the second spot, an evocative and deserted cove, we briefly immersed ourselves in the water again, then we consumed the packed lunch provided by the organization.
We returned early to Muscat, because the weather forecast was unfavourable, and in fact we found rough sea on the way back.
It was an exciting, albeit short, experience.
Written May 1, 2023
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Jessy
Doha, Qatar52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The islands are beautiful and worth to visit when in Muscat. Seeb port is around 30-minute drive away from Muscat and islands are around 30-45 minute- speedboat ride from port but definitely worth it!!!
Written April 23, 2023
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Nadine E
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a MUST when you love uninhabited beautiful nature islands, absolutely loved it, our son had such a great adventure exploring the islands and snorkeling… stunning nature and picture perfect white beaches… surrounded by orange and black rocks, amazing! We went with mar mar boat company, was lovely!
Written April 19, 2023
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beatrice g
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Wonderful!
This place is a small treasure in Oman.
We spotted many sea turtles and a rich and incredible quantity of fish.
The team was very professional and friendly. We had a great time and we would love to come back soon.

If you love snorkeling or diving this is the place!
Written October 9, 2022
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Harold M
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We visited the islands on a snorkeling trip last week and the site did not meet expectations. We anticipated droves of colorful tropical fish framed in lush coral, with a few ambient turtles as a surprise. The problem is that the site has been severely affected by a vicious cyclone that passed over the area recently. The cyclone overturned a lot of the coral and essentially tore away its color -- the coral there now is just brown, grey and black with no color. The fish are indeed colorful and tropical -- wrasses, puffers, parrotfish, etc. -- but they are far from numerous and you have to swim up close to the rocks on the beach to see them where they collect. On the bright side, the water is warm and clear, and the current is minimal, so you can hover and watch the action (such as it is), If you have a good guide, he will direct you to where the turtles are and it is really fun to hang around them as they feed on the coral and flap their flippers. It takes about a solid 1 hour and 15 minutes to get out to the site, so be prepared for a very long ride. I was hoping for an experience more like Fiji -- massive schools of colorful fish and wavy coral: neither was the case. Nonetheless, given that you can usually catch a pod of spinner dolphins on the way out, and the fact that indeed there are nice fish to see (if not many) and the water is nice, there are much worse ways to spend a hot day in Muscat than going out to the islands. Just don't visualize some South Pacific dream reef, and you will be rewarded appropriately.
Written October 21, 2021
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