Pearl Diving

For more than 2000 years, Bahrain’s pearls have been prized as some of the best natural pearls in the world. In the past, pearl divers spent months away from home at sea. They were lowered on weighted ropes and remained underwater for over a minute with nothing but a nose peg to control their breathing.

Now, we offer you the opportunity to hunt for pearls right here in the seawaters of the Gulf.

How to become a modern pearl diver:

  • Purchase your ticket online at
  • Attend a briefing workshop
  • Depart from Ras Rayyah with a licensed diving company
  • Collect up to 60 oysters
  • Open your collected oysters on the boat upon your return
  • Have your pearls appraised for value and quality

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Tickets can either be purchased from the selling point at Ras Rayyah or Online Click here to get your ticket now.

Book your trip with one of the listed licensed Scuba Diving Centers.

We recommend you to contact our official Destination Management Companies who are responsible for providing a full range of activities related to pearl diving.

You will need to have the necessary equipment whether you are scuba diving or snorkeling. In case you do not own the equipment, it will be provided to you by the diving center.

Non-Bahraini residents need to present their passports. Bahraini nationals and residents should bring along their Smart Cards / ID.