The Whale Shark Issue

One would be forgiven for thinking that every morning at the moment we are waking up to paradise. Fog rests over the Hajar mountains and the temperature while enjoying the first cup of java for the day is in the high 20`s. Then we open the gate and are greeted by the goats eating cement…

Have we failed you and have you failed yourselves?

A question I get asked quite often is “what`s the temperature like or what`s the visibility like”? There have been numerous times when we answer the question but with mutterings of hostile intentions. After making a decision recently to change my current in-date training agency to another and starting the theory for the crossover I…

Pelagic Soup

We hope you are all surviving Ramadan and this leads us into the new blog. April and May saw some incredible diving in our tiny piece of paradise. The water stayed quite cool well into May but delivered some amazing encounters. We were greeted by large pods of Dolphins on every trip out and a…

You v’s Us

This issue will be very different to the humour and tongue-in-cheek approach we are known for. Simple reason is to try and find another topic as the weather did us in over March and very few trips made it out. The topic this issue is you v’s us. Who do we target as customers and who…

Hello and Goodbye

January and February have traditionally always been a slow period and it has been no different this year.  However, we did have a Dive master intern to train which has kept us busy.  Please join us in welcoming James to the Sheesa family.  Contrary to the perception you may have from his mug shot, he hasn’t come to…

A New Year, A New Look

Ok, ok, we know it’s already half way through January, but we wanted to take the record for the most delayed New Years greeting ever. So, now we have explained ourselves, we`d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2017. Hopefully we will see lots more of you all…

Full to the Brim and then some….

We thought the June sharing Dhow would be a little quiet, what with most people clearing out for the summer and all that.  Contrary to popular opinion however, it seems that our clients are very sensible people, very sensible indeed, choosing to escape the Sandpit for the majestic Musandam!  So, with a full boat (so full that yours…

Celebrations and Explorations

With the usual mob on board we expected the demands for top world class diving to be fast and furious.  And they were!  As one by one, two by two they cleared the border post, clarifications as to the plan for the weekend started before we had even left the office, never mind the dhow…

The Week From Hell or From Heaven?

Wow – what a week it has been.  For those of us not used to hard work it has been a baptism of fire and then some. The week started off last Sunday morning already with a busy agenda.  With 7 dhows,  scheduled to go out over the weekend, the week was spent prepping.  With 54…

Mutiny On The Dhow!

As the Blonde Goddess stepped aboard we anticipated a relaxing, refined weekend of diving, sunbathing and chit chat.  However, we forgot that closely following behind would be her lesser half, The Mola-Mola Whisperer.  So much for relaxing.  With the Whisperer on board we would be flogged to death, getting up before (never mind at) the…

A Dive Worth Getting Up For!

Our inaugural one day dhow took place this weekend.  With a few rain clouds and flash floods filling up social media the previous day, for a short time we wondered if we would have to cancel before we even began.  The gods were with us however and the Thursday afternoon and Friday morning shone brightly, with…

The Hunt For Mola-Mola

With one thing in particular on everyone’s mind we were all looking forward to a great weekend ahead. A relaxing few days away from the hubble and bubble of Dubai; no phone signal; no internet coverage; good company; amazing diving, etc., etc. You get the idea. The main topic of conversation on Thursday evening and…