Seven nights at the Millennium Resort Mussanah in Muscat costs from £1106pp (two sharing). It is said to offer access to more than 40 Gulf of Oman dive-sites, including the UNESCO-protected Daymaniyat and Fahal Islands.
The price includes flights, transfers and seven nights’ half-board. A three-day dive-pack at £173pp includes two unguided boat-dives a day.
Alternatively, seven nights at the Marriott Salalah Beach Resort near Salalah and Mirbat costs from £1352pp.
This southern area of Dhofar can be dived from October to May, and Regaldive reports a “huge range of vastly unknown dive-sites, wrecks, unusual kelp forests and marine life including dolphins, sharks, octopus, turtles and the occasional humpback whale.”
£1352pp covers flights, transfers and B&B (two sharing). The three-day dive-pack costs from £136pp.