Dive Safari / MY Saman Explorer
The liveaboard "MV Saman Explorer" operates since 2011 in Oman and travels - depending on the season - the most spectacular dive sites of the Sultanate.
The steel ship provides accommodation for 22 persons and is endued with a saloon, air condition, a sun deck to relax on as well as a spacious diving platform.
The international crew of 8 to 9 members consists of experienced staff, English is the language on board. The Saman Explorer is operated and managed by Extra Divers Worldwide.
Equipment and Cabines
Our customers are accommodated in 10 double cabins on upper- and lowerdeck, and 1 master cabin.
All cabins are equipped with a silent air-conditioning system, reading lamps and charging stations. Of course each cabin has its own bathroom (even with rainforest shower head!). The cabins have 2 single beds (1m x 2m each).
Upperdeck cabins got a window with a great view of the sea. The master cabin (20sqm) is located on the main deck, has a large double bed, a TV as well as desk and mini bar.
On board is full board offered, coffee, tea and water included. Ice cubes and juice\lemonade machine is also free of charge.
The last night of the trip will be spent in Kairaba Royal Mirbat Hotel, halfboard in the luxury hotel is also included.
Please note, that there is no alcohol provided on board. However, it is possible to buy alcohol at the permitted rates on entry into Muscat after passport control and bring it on board. At the airport of Salalah no alcohol purchase is possible!
The trips always take place from Saturday to Saturday. 6 nights are spent on board, the last night the guests spend in a hotel (if the day after a new trip starts). Saturday in the early evening (optional Sunday morning) the ship starts along the coast towards Hallaniyts. There are 3-4 dives daily (Sunday-Thursday), including night dives. Disembarkation is on Friday afternoon in the harbor, where in the morning a last dive is made. From here the guests are brought to the hotel. On Saturday morning we head back to the airport for a connecting stay or return flight to Germany.
The Oman is still a destination of expeditionary character and is a destination for divers with a thirst for adventure and a lot of pioneering spirit.
It is certain that the islands have a habitat population of humpback whales. Look out for this huge giants - with luck you will find it, especially in the south. Untouched reefs, huge groupers, big dolphin schools, tons of moray eels ... let yourself be surprised! And maybe you even will find a new wreck, because supposedly here ships from the fleet of Vasco da Gama have sunk...
In any case, you will be impressed by the unbelievable amount of fish, as well as the fact that in Oman under water everything is a little bigger than anywhere else!
- First aid: emergency kit, oxygen, defibrillator
- Safety: fire extinguishers, life jackets, life rafts
- Navigation: radar, GPS, compass, radio, depth gauge
- Satellite phone
- Length: 34 m
- Width: 9 m
- Engines: 2 x 720 hp Daewoo each
- Power: 2 generators, 220 V
- Compressors: 2 + Nitrox
- 12l (15l on request)
- DIN and INT adaptors
- Languages on board: English and German
- 2 Dinghies (5.5 m) each 40 hp
- equipment for rental (payment on site) is available by announcement in advanced
- Nitrox for a fee (60 US$ per Person and week)
Extra Costs to be paid on site/on board (cash only in OMR, USD or EUR):
Visa Oman 20 OMR (approx. 50 EUR)
Dive permit of 4 OMR is due per diving day, 8 OMR at the Daymaniyat Islands
Nitrox 60 USD per week
Port fees & fuel surcharge for all trips starting from August 2018:
100 USD for all 7 night trips / 130 USD for all longer trips
Some equipment is available upon reservation for a fee.