Pearl Diving (Snorkeling or Scuba Diving)

Manama, Bahrain
Pearl Diving Snorkeling or Scuba Diving Amwaj Islands

From $125.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Not your typical snorkeling tour, this Bahrain adventure gives you the chance to search for pearls underwater. Either snorkeling or scuba diving, you’ll collect oysters in the hopes of finding some that contain that desirable mineral. Professional dive instructors will guide you according to your ability; beginners will snorkel while certified divers can choose from three dive sites. Pearl diving is a part of Bahrain’s past and current heritage, and this is a hands-on way to experience a piece of local culture.
  • Gain insight into a way of life in Bahrain on a pearl-diving tour
  • Learn about the process of gathering oysters and cracking them open to find pearls
  • Enjoy the rush of (hopefully) finding a pearl
  • Tour limited to 10 for a small-group experience

What's Included

  • Use of Scuba equipment
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Pearl Diving License Pass

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Experience Bahrain WLL
      Shop 4, Amwaj Marina Building 347 Road 59 Block 257 Amwaj Islands، Bahrain

      Amwaj Marina or Bahrain Yacht Club in Sitra (Location is dependent on weather and dive site)

    Start time

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    Opening hours

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Start this Amwaj Islands Pearl Diving Experience in the designated meeting spot in Bahrain. You can either go scuba diving or snorkeling based on your experience level. Beginners go snorkeling, while more advanced divers get to choose from two different dive areas.

    After meeting with your guide to check in and getting your equipment put on, go with your guide and a small group limited to just 10 into the water. Hunt for oysters, which you can then open to see if they contain any pearls.

    This experience also provides snacks and bottled water for you to enjoy either before or after your time in the water. Once you get back to land, turn in your equipment and enjoy the rest of your day on your own terms.

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    The snorkeling option is still fun for those who are not certified in diving.
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    Fun in the Sun
    Faith_T, Oct 2019
    This excursion is a great unique way to see what Bahrain has to offer. This is a nice half day trip.The guide/instructor is professional and super nice. The boat is perfect for this type of thing. The snorkeling option is still fun for those who are not certified in diving. There are plenty of refreshments on board. The crew goes above and beyond to make sure you have a good time. It is really cool to see Bahrain from the water. And if you find a pearl you get to keep it.
    Response from Host, Oct 2019
    Thank you for choosing Scubalife, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your pearl diving experience with us. Our centre aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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