Diving vacation in Oman

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Diving vacation in Oman

Environment

Concern for the environment in Oman is a national necessity and so the Government ensures that economic growth occurs without the destruction of the environment or loss of its renewable resources. The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) launched a campaign on the importance of saving water to make consumers more aware about water conservation, and the changing patterns in water consumption. This can be seen at a number of our chosen resorts with particular attention being made to not changing linen and towels every day but just when the guest requires.

The dive centres here educate you about protecting and conserving their reefs as an integral part of everyday diving. Clients are informed of the importance of keeping your distance from sensitive environments and not touching corals or animals. They also regularly spend time cleaning up litter and plastics when found.

At Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat they have a Turtle Care Project which aims to protect the endangered hawksbill and green turtles species native to the beaches of Oman. A dedicated turtle ranger has been appointed to ensure the nests are sheltered away from any threats and to raise awareness amongst guests and local communities alike on the plight of turtles through educational activities such as talks and viewings.

Community

All our guides for our tours are all local Omani Nationals enabling you to share in their resident knowledge of their culture, way of life, history and customs. They are full of boundless knowledge and enthusiasm and this helps our guests to gain a better understanding of the local culture so that tourism can impact in a positive way.

Our chosen dive centres also employ a number of locals within their centres who form an important role in the smooth running of the businesses. They are all well informed and with their local knowledge of the surrounding area and the residents they perform an essential role within the dive centres in Oman.

We can also offer tours to communities in the desert which allows our clients to purchase the local handicrafts which helps the local Bedouins to support their families. The desert camps are owned and run by local people.

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