Omani Wadis

Normally people would think Middle East is a hot, dry desert land which is filled with terrorists. However those people probably never been to Oman of the Middle East. In Oman there are many extraordinary water sports, including the Omani Wadis. Omani Wadis is a extraordinary and magical place.

Idrees, our couchsrufing host, took us to the most natural waterpark we had ever been, Wadi Shah.
Idrees, our couchsrufing host, took us to the most natural waterpark we had ever been, Wadi Shah.

Everything about the Wadis feels really man made even though it’s all natural. For example, normally rocks are grey, however, the rocks here are white like a marble stone floor. There are also nice smooth white rocks surrounding the water like a cave. In addition, like the different height platforms that you can jump off into the swimming pool, the wadis has different height cliffs to jump off too. The best part of the wadis is the water. The water has a perfect temperature like a swimming pool, and the water is as clear as the sky. Moreover, when you dive down into the water, then flip your body so your face is facing the surface of the water, your will feel like your soaring though the air. Being in the Wadis feels incredibly magical, even more so in the waters.

The wadis of Oman are full of clear, cool, waterholes with great places for jumping and playing.
The wadis of Oman are full of clear, cool, waterholes with great places for jumping and playing.

When you’re inside the water with your googles on, you can see fishes everywhere. Since the water is so clear you can see the size of the fishes, the colors of the fish, even the patterns of the fish. Some of the fishes are as big as your palm, while some of the fishes are as small your finger. Some fishes have all sorts of vibrant colors like red, pink, blue, and green. While some fishes are more bland and has only one color like black and grey. Some fishes have different patterns like stripes, polka dots, or some has even both.While some fishes doesn’t even have a pattern.

Diving in the clear sink hole.
Diving in the clear sink hole.

Also if you want to get rid of some dead skin, the Wadis are the place for that. Since there are swarms and swarms of small and big grey fishes, that if you stay still in the water the fishes would surround you like a pack of wolves surrounding their prey, and demolish your dead skin. The best part about the wadis is that every thing that you experience here is all free!

Free fish spa at the sink hole.
Free fish spa at the sink hole.

Thus, when you’re traveling, it’s ok to go to Middle East. There are plenty things to do and nice wadis to go. And who know maybe you will have a blast in the Omani Wadis.

We kept taking turn jumping off the cliff of the sink hole.
We kept taking turn jumping off the cliff of the sink hole.

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