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 Oman

Middle East

A very interresting new scuba destination

Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE
Geographic coordinates: 21° 0' N, 57° 0' E
Coastline km: 2,092 km km
Climate: dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south
Terrain: central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south
Elevation: owest point: Arabian Sea 0 m highest point: Jabal Shams 2,980 m
Natural hazards: summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts
Currency: Omani rial (OMR)
Population: 3,204,897 (2007 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
Capital: Muscat
Divisions: 5 regions and 4 governorates (*): Ad Dakhiliyah, Al Batinah, Al Buraymi*, Al Wusta, Ash Sharqiyah, Az Zahirah, Masqat*, Musandam*, Zufar (Dhofar)*

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Dhofar 4 0
Musandam 6 0
Muscat 38 4

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Jussah Point
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Apr 21, 2014
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Coco Shell Bay
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Apr 21, 2014
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Cave Site
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Apr 18, 2014
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First Entrance
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Apr 16, 2014
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Jussah Point
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Apr 16, 2014
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Trip: OMAN
By pecos
From Jan 31, 2012 to Feb 8, 2012

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