An underwater oasis in the desert

Two weeks ago I was working in some Wadis of the Sultanate of Oman, under water, for The Freshwater Project. In the Hajar Mountains, there are a lot of Wadis, what is the Arabic term referring to a valley. The Wadis are formed by the action of water, and usually, Wadis are dry, except after rain. But in Oman, there are a lot of Wadis containing water year round.
So I was expecting some underwater images of deep pools, eroded in the rocks of the Hajar Mountains, filled with crystal clear water. What surprise when I started snorkeling in the Wadis: the pools where full of aquatic plants! An underwater oasis in the middle of the arid mountains.


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