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“some good rest close to muscat town”
Review of Oman Dive Center

Oman Dive Center
Reviewed February 25, 2013

after a wonderful trip in Oman, 2 families and 1 landcruise, mountains, villages, wadis, desert, beach and town, wonderful people, sun and perfect weather (december 2012), we spent last lunch at the oman dive center, eating very well and refreshing. It's was very good and nice.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We have just come back after a few days back at the ODC in Muscat and were so disappointed with our stay this time. The barasti huts are still lovely along with a great beach and bay but the restaurant has gone down so much that it totally spoilt our stay. The accommodation is offered on a half board basis and we don't usually leave the resort as it is normally so great but this time there was very poor service, very limited menu and then unavailability of items on the menu, no sparkling water, limited white and rose wines which they then ran out of and then they ran out of gin! On the Friday of our stay, the place was packed and people were swimming in the pool in their underwear and fully clothed and the pool looked extremely unhygienic by the end of the day. We addressed all these issues with the new managers and hope that they get everything sorted out otherwise this could be our last stay there which would be such a pity! From a dive point of view, the visibility was the best there has ever been and the divers in our group really enjoyed it.

Thank McKarabia
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

I kept hearing about the Oman Dive Center and we finally took a long weekend and drove from the UAE. It is a little rugged - not for those looking for four star accommodations. But the convenience for diving and snorkeling was great. The baristi hut accommodations are very nice inside with an open air private bathroom that is more luxurious then you would think when you look at the photo of the outside. The pool is not very private due to guests coming in from the outside for a day trip. However the beach is nice. The dining pavilion at night was extremely nice and the food good.

I have been snorkeling in the Florid Keys and Costa Rica and these were the healthiest coral reefs I have ever seen.

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

I tried the Prawn salad, it was very light. Perfect for an effort to lose a few kgs. Not sufficient after a good swim and/or morning diving.

We picked this place because it offered a chance to drive through Muscat and see the coast a little. It's fine for 4 OMR for one day, but borderline not worth it. Might have been better at a public beach, saved our $ for other things.

We just swam and ate at the restaurant. It was average, relaxing, but nothing special.

Thank Persianspice
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

To step out of your barasti hut in the morning and be greeted with the calm bay is just good stuff for the soul! It is basic accommodation but lovely and nice to get away from all the fancy hotels! We have been going there for 9 years now and the food is greatly improved from when we first went. My family all dive and they really enjoyed it although you have to book early for the dive sessions and sometimes they are a little disorganised. I don't dive but I love to relax on their beach and read or take out a kayak and paddle around the bay. There are also some nice walks up the hills in the area.

Thank McKarabia
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