While there is some good wreck diving on the inside (Persian Gulf) coast of the U.A.E. , most of the diving is done on the East coast in the emirate of Fujairah. The visibility is better here and there is more marine life. There is apparently some really good high-current wall diving up on the Musandam peninsula in the Straits of Hormuz, but I didn't have the time to organize a trip up there. I did a lot of shallow shore diving at Snoopy island, and some boat diving at Dibba rock and Sharm rocks. There wasn't a huge amount of coral at the sites I visited (Some hard corals and scattered soft corals), but the fish life here was amazing. Sometimes there were so many, I had to clear a path through them to see the bottom. Small anemones and anemone fish were everywhere. I saw groups of cuttle fish and small moray eels on every dive. Blacktip reef sharks are common, but I only saw a dead one caught in a snagged fishing net. I saw lots of stingrays, turtles, scorpion fish, lion fish, etc.. etc.. The water was 36 degrees Celsius when I dove here. I just wore a pair of shorts and felt almost too warm. I had to find a few cooler pockets of water to duck into and cool down. Visibility ranged from 20 feet to 50 or so and depth for my dives was 10- 60 feet. It's too bad this place is on the opposite side of the world from where I live. Between the diving, the desert and the sights of Dubai, I wouldn't pass on a chance to come here again.