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Swimming in Bimmah Sinkhole

Magical swimming in a cave with a sunken ceiling

Petr Liška
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Swimming in Bimmah Sinkhole
Inserted: 09.05.2018
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Between Thibab and Bimmah you will find one of the great Omani attractions – Bimmah Sinkhole. It is a lake measuring 50×70m deep below the surrounding surface. Locals believe it is the work of a meteorite, but it is more of a remnant of a cave. There is a holiday for swimming in the pond and there are also small fish that will be happy to bite your feet. In addition, there is a well-kept park, so it is a very pleasant stop.

Road to Bimmah Sinkhole

The very arrival to the lake is worth it. Directly opposite you rises the arid Hajar Mountains with peaks over 1,500 meters above sea level and only 7 km from the sea as the crow flies. The turn to the lake is from the old road, so make sure you get off the highway in time.

Road to Bimmah Sinkhole
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Park around the lake

The lake is located inside the fenced park Hawiyat Najm Park. The greenery in the otherwise desert landscape is here only thanks to the massive irrigation. Admission is not paid here, but there is an opening time from 9 am. We arrived early in the morning, but the guard let us in safely and we had everything just to ourselves – great :-)

Park around the lake
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The first view of a sunken cave

There is a scenic path around the whole lake. The whole thing is much bigger than it looks at first glance

The first view of a sunken cave
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Clear water in Bimmah Sinkhole

The water in the pond is refreshing and absolutely clear – the greatest depth is over twenty meters

Clear water in Bimmah Sinkhole
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Swimming in the pond

After crossing the lake, you can climb a rope on a natural jump and jump nicely

Swimming in the pond
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Fish pedicure

If you stop at the shore for a while you can indulge in a fish pedicure thanks to the fish Garra rufa (Red-brown Gara)

Fish pedicure
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View from the other side

Last farewell to this beautiful lake

View from the other side
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