During the October half term, a group of Dean Close divers flew off to the beautiful waters of Oman for a week of deep sea diving.

They stayed in the Al Sawadi Beach Resort and Spa Hotel and took part in ten incredible dives around the Dinmaniyat Islands where they saw sharks, moray eels and an array of amazingly beautiful underwater creatures. Out of the water, they were taken on two cultural outings. The first tour involved a visit to the famous old souq in Muscat where they enjoyed haggling for items such as frankincense, pashminas and chess sets. The second involved a tour into the interior to see arguably the most beautiful door in Oman at Al Hazm Castle and the hot springs nearby Nakhal Fort. The tour party talked about how incredibly hospitable, friendly and open the Omani people were, and that they had a truly memorable time.