Muscat: The Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve in South Al Batinah Governorate is a tourist destination for visitors and diving enthusiasts.
The Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve is a natural treasure due to its biodiversity, geography, and natural ingredients. The reserve is distinguished by its picturesque landscapes, which are of national and regional importance.
The reserve is an archipelago that includes 9 islands off the coast of the Wilayats of Seeb and Barka, represented by (Daymaniya, Hayut, Jabal al-Kubr, Qafsiya, al-Ghurfa, al-Lumiyah, Qasma, Joun, Awlad Joun). The area of the reserve is 302 square kilometres.
The reserve consists of limestone rocks and coral reefs, and there are rocky slopes sloping towards the sea. These slopes extend into the water at a depth of 20 to 25 meters. From the south, there are shallow sandy cliffs, surrounded by a prominent coral range.