Brown Dhow Oman Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Brown Dhow Liveaboard is a 24m (79f) Oman diving safari boat for up to 12 guests accommodated across 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms. This Oman liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10 and is rated 'Superb'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Oman liveaboard diving safari, you might like to choose the Brown Dhow diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Oman diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The Brown Dhow liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10, and is rated "Superb".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 7 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 8 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 3 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 4 out of 7, Food Luxury: 8 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 4 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 34 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Brown Dhow Liveaboard costs from £138 per day ($168/€157)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Brown Dhow Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, diving courses, free nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Brown Dhow Liveaboard include: no Ensuite Cabins, no internet.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Brown Dhow liveaboard is 24 metres (79 feet) long, has 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 12 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Brown Dhow Liveaboard include: 7 Days/6 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Brown Dhow).
Booking tips Before you book and pay for your flights, you first need your itinerary dates confirmed for your liveaboard trip. 8 steps to follow: 1. Select an itinerary; 2. Choose a cabin; 3. Select number of people in your party; 4. Enter your email address and confirm; 5. Your trip will be held by the liveaboard operator until your dates are confirmed. 6. You'll receive a booking confirmation by email allowing you 2-3 days before payment is due; 7. Book your flights to Oman; 8. Pay for your Brown Dhow liveaboard trip.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the Brown Dhow Liveaboard, please visit this link: Brown Dhow.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Oman Brown Dhow liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title The Energetic and Full of Life Diving Safari Liveaboard Trip
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Free nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving at no extra charge. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for specific dietary requirements, e.g. food allergies like gluten or lactose intolerance, and religious beliefs. This means you can enjoy the onboard meals. You are advised to add any dietary requirements to your special requests at step 2 of the booking form, but limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no WIFI or internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins This liveaboard does not have ensuite cabins, which means you have to share bathroom facilities.
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites (with the captain's approval), the type of diving and total number of divers/guests onboard (subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Oman dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) The Brown Dhow Liveaboard has 34 out of a total of 52 possible benefits and features. This total is made up of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 7 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: NO.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 3 out of 7 'Cabin Features' and include: Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: NO; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 4 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 8 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option, Set Menu Dinner).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 4 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: NO; Beer Available: NO; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: NO.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Brown Dhow liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Great peaceful week on the water. I had a great week on the Brown Dhow (well, technically it was the Blue Dhow in the end). Awesome crew, stunning views of the landscape from the boat, and first-rate diving in a part of the world where fishing only appears to be small-scale… I have seen things underwater that I haven’t seen anywhere else yet! Warmly recommended!” Recommended for: The crew, the abundance of life on the reefs and the landscep views from the dhow.

    Customer Review By David O, from: Belgium scored the Brown Dhow 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Brown Dhow.
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    Amazing dives and crew. Amazing food, amazing dives – turtle at almost each and every dive, crew was amazing!!Recommended for: Crew, dives, food.

    Customer Review By Lucia C, from: Hungary scored the Brown Dhow 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Brown Dhow.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The Brown Dhow Liveaboard departs and returns from the port none selected. Please click here: Brown Dhow to find out how to get from to join the Brown Dhow Liveaboard's departure port none selected.
    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Brown Dhow liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Brown Dhow dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Musandam Safari Diving Cruises (Dibba - Dibba)
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    Itinerary 1 Title Oman liveaboard - March 2022 - a real insider tip (Oman Tauchsafari - März 2022 - ein wahrer Geheimtipp)
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 19 times in total on the Brown Dhow liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Brown Dhow liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Oman (, null_select), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Brown Dhow liveaboard for your dive trip to Oman, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Brown Dhow liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Brown Dhow liveaboard for your dive trip to Oman, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Brown Dhow liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Brown Dhow Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Marine Life, Night Dives, Swim-Through's and Caverns, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Oman liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Oman liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Brown Dhow Liveaboard in Oman might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Leopard Shark, Whale Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Sting Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Flounder, Lionfish, Longfinned Banner Fish, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Pipefish, Porcupine Fish, Puffer Fish, Reef Fish, Scorpion Fish, Sun Fish (Mola Mola), Trigger Fish.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Cuttlefish, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Nudibranchs, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales.
    Video Title Diving Shark Island, Oman! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
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    Video Title Diving in Oman - 2021
    Video title Oman Diving Al Sawadi, Daymaniyat Islands HD 1080p 2013 scuba diving

    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Brown Dhow liveaboard includes: Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fishing, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Kayaks, National Park Fees, Nitrox, Snacks, Snorkelling Guide, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Brown Dhow liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Extra Dives, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Brown Dhow liveaboard: .

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 24 metres (79 feet).
    Maximum Guests 12
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Brown Dhow dive boat has 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Brown Dhow has the following cabin types: single cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: YES; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: YES.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: NO; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: YES; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 1 out of 2 (i.e. 50%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: NO.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Brown Dhow liveaboard has 2 out of 6 (i.e. 33%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Brown Dhow liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: Dutch, English, Russian.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Brown Dhow liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0, is rated 'Superb'. This Oman liveaboard is a 24 metre (79 feet) dive boat for up to 12 guests across 6 cabins (inc. single cabins, twin cabins), and has 6 bathrooms. The Brown Dhow Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, diving courses, free nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: Brown Dhow Liveaboard prices start at £138 per day ($168/€157)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Brown Dhow diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Oman you can do this here: Brown Dhow. But if you want to compare this Oman liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Oman, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Oman liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Oman" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the Brown Dhow Liveaboard, please visit this link: Brown Dhow.

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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the Brown Dhow liveaboard above if you've already dived in Oman from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    Brown Dhow Oman Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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