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ALL ABOUT DAYMANIYAT ISLANDS OMAN

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INTRODUCTION

For tourists and visitors, the Daymaniyat Islands tour will be a great idea. Various activities and adventures can be done at the Damaniyat Islands, Oman. If you are a foreign traveler staying in Muscat for a few days. Then, you must visit Daymaniyat Islands in Oman. Many tourists travel to these Islands just for snorkeling. The Daymaniyat Islands are also referred to as Ad Dimaniyat Islands. The Daymaniyat Islands is the nature reserve in Muscat city or Muscat governorate. This is a protected area that covers almost area of 100 hectares. The Daymaniyat Islands are situated in Wilayat AlSeeb. The Ad Daymaniyat Islands are composed of several Islands. It is made up of nine small rocky islands.

Daymaniyat Islands are a natural reserve, region which is protected for the conservation of animals and sea life. The islands in this area are rich in biodiversity, with lots of coral reefs surrounding the islands. Many migratory birds also often these Islands. Several Turtles build nests and lay eggs which makes it more beautiful. The Daymaniyat Islands are the islands found along the Wilayat  Barka and the al Seeb in Muscat. 

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Reserved and protected resources 

Daymaniyat Islands are the area used for reserving and protecting resources found in water.  The island is made up of sedimentary rock, limestone. Additionally, it is also made up of coral reefs. These old coral reefs are inclined towards the seawater and the depth is depicted as more than 25 m on the Northside. The south region is covered by large-scale coral reefs and a sandy sea. A glorious view can be seen when thousands of birds visit the Daymaniyat Islands in summer. Various species of birds including Bridled Tern, Common Noddy, Osprey, Bridled Tern, Red-billed Tropicbird, etc. 

Coral reefs- Several species of densely populated Coral reefs. The clear and clean water supports the animals and Coral reefs. The coral reefs in Ad Daymaniyat Islands are home to many fishes and habitat of whales, migratory birds, etc. 

Marnie snakes and land snakes also reside in these Islands. Species of turtles like green turtles can also be seen or spotted. The green turtles feed inside the shallow seas. Around 300 Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) nests on the beach. Freshwater pearl mussels and lobsters also live in these protected islands.

Reaching the destination

Tourists can hire a boat to reach their destination, Daymaniyat Islands. The Daymaniyat Islands are 16 to 18 kilometers away from the coast. Additionally, it is also surrounded by shallow seas, therefore tourists will need to book a boat to reach the Islands. In Muscat, you can arrange boat rides from different travel organizations in the city. These Travel agencies private tours and group tours to Daymaniyat Islands. Tourists will reach the destination in a maximum of 40 minutes. 

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Activities at Al Daymaniyat Islands in Oman

Snorkeling

Tourists can enjoy this recreational and thrilling activity at Daymaniyat Islands in Oman. Snorkeling is a swimming activity usually done at the surface of the water with the pieces of equipment like a diving mask, swimfins, and snorkel. The Daymaniyat Islands in Oman is the hotspot for this recreational activity. The seagrass beds and the shallow way are the most suggested spots for snorkeling. Tourists can easily find these two spots on the main Daymaniyat Island

Seagrass beds are situated on the southwest side of the Island. Tourists will love to do Snorkeling in this area. And can also spot green turtles and animals. The shallow bay is situated on the northern side of the main Island. During this action can spot fishes, birds, and healthy coral reefs. Tourists can also visit other snorkeling spots situated in different parts of the Daymaniyat Islands. Tourists can spot whale sharks sometimes. And can also snorkel with the fish if conditions are favorable. 

Scuba diving

Scuba diving and snorkeling are not the same activity. Underwater diving will be another activity you can do at the Daymaniyat Islands. Tourists can explore and spot different species of fish and coral reefs under the deep water of the Daymaniyat Islands. Tourists can dive in from 12 scuba diving spots of their choice. Sometimes the guide also provides snacks and food at the scuba diving tour for tourists. 

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Conclusion

The Daymaniyat Islands in Oman is the best place to visit if you want to do activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are no restaurants near Daymaniyat Islands, as this is the reserved natural place. The tours and travels often include light food.

Tourists or visitors can enter the Daymaniyat Islands in Oman from November to April. 

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