Sir Bani Yas Island
SNORKELING AMONG HAMOUR FISH AND SHIPWRECKS
Prepare to experience a unique adventure immersed in the waters of the Persian Gulf, in the discovery of the barrier reef off the coast of Sir Bani Yas. Your local guides will bring you to the best sites for snorkeling, and will provide you with a mask, flippers and mouthpiece. Now it is you, the crystalline water and the colorful sea bottom teeming with life. In this scenario you will move about among the hamour fish, a shipwreck and perhaps even a few dugongs.
- By boat to the Sir Bani Yas barrier reef
- Shipwreck near Ghacha Island
- The waters of Sir Bani Yas host a nature reserve to protect the species in danger of extinction on the Arabian peninsula: here, fishing is prohibited and navigation limited.
- You will, therefore, be one of a lucky few to be able to reach the island’s magnificent barrier reef by boat, in the company of our expert guides. Do you think you would be able to recognize a hamour fish? It is a relative of the grouper, but it is also the king of the Arabian Sea. In these waters, you may also encounter turtles, rays and dolphins. Perhaps even a dugong: the silliest face of the underwater world.
- The next stop, not far from the island of Ghacha, will instead give an opportunity to swim around a shipwreck, today, the luxurious home for many multicolored species of fish.
Good to know
- To protect your health, in respect of the legislative requirements and safety protocol, the itineraries and the duration of the excursions may be subject to slight modifications.
- In unfavorable weather conditions, the tour may be cancelled.
- Book before everyone else: it is among the most popular experiences.
- During the tour, local guides will provide assistance and information in English.