The Lost Pearls of Abu Dhabi
In the heart of one of the busiest cities in the Middle East, we bring you Abu Dhabi from a different lens. This concept revives our proud pearl diving heritage. From rowing the 8 men wooden “Mehmal” boats, to pearl diving the old traditional way, we infused it with a touch of the future, Mangrove tour through Kayaks. This concept is about team work, trusting each other and working together for one goal reminding us of who we used to be and who we should be.
Difficulty Level - Easy to Medium
Danger level- Low - rowing in 8 men boat, beach camping, free diving (no diving gear) up to 4-5 meters deep.
Price - 200 KD per person or 2500 AED
Full payment is due within 48 hours of signup
Meeting point: Seahawk watersports headquarters - Anantara hotel - Abu Dhabi, UAE
What will you do on this trip?
1. Rowing in 8 men traditional wooden boats
2. Re-live the experience of pearl diving - free diving with no modern equipment (this is a real life simulation and there will be a diver at bottom on standby at all times) - you can keep the pearls that you find.
3. Night kayaking in Abu Dhabi's Mangrove forest.
4. Mangrove island camping.
Provided: all boats, kayaks, dhow, all food, drinks, camping gear, life jackets, pearl diving kit + skin diving introductory course.
You need to bring: wet shoes, swimming cloths, sleeping bag, towel, sunscreen, snorkeling gear (or you can rent here).
PS1: Any pearl you find is yours!
PS2: The pearl diving is weather dependent. The weather forecast is non predictable and we have multiple sites to try but there is a chance we won't be able to dive due to strong currents and low visibility. The diving is free diving and no diving equipment will be used. The water temperature is generally very pleasant and a wetsuit is optional.