Freestyle are a team of highly skilled, dedicated, passionate diving professionals. We believe in excellent customer service and safety without compromise.
We offer the highest level of standards on a range of courses. In addition we provide professional training from our team of in-house Instructor Trainers.
Our dive centres and team are a family friendly, and encourage diving and snorkeling for the whole family. We are equipped to ensure everyone has a fun day out.
Meet the Team
Marine Owen – Managing Director
Marine as her name may suggest is passionate about the marine environment. She is involved in all areas of the dive center operations. Marine is an Instructor Trainer, Technical Instructor, IDC Staff Instructor, EFR Instructor and NAS Tutor (pending). She is also Cave diver, Hypoxic trimix diver (100m plus), Technical scooter and Drysuit instructor. Also Marine is a Rebreather diver and a Boat captain! Marine has well over 1000 dives in different parts of the world. You may see Marine searching for macro photo opportunities on Dibba Rock with her camera or chatting about her passion.
Darryl Owen – Managing Partner
Darryl is a Technical Instructor, OWSI, EFR Instructor, Cave diver, Hypoxic trimix diver (100m plus), Technical scooter and drysuit instructor. He is also a Rebreather diver and boat captain. He has over 4000 dives in different conditions throughout the world. Darryl who is a keen technical diver enjoys emparting his extensive knowledge of diving upon others. He enjoys helping to build on and improving guests existing dive skills. Darryl is very much central to the team and you may see him teaching courses or being on hand for a chat.
Laurent Estrugo – Training Director
Laurent, our in-house PADI Course Director aswell as being an EFR Instructor Trainer, DSAT Tec Deep Instructor, VIP Specialist. He is also a SCUBA consultant, DAN Health & Safety specialist, NAS Tutor (pending), Aquatic Facility Operator and Boat Captain. During his time as a diver Laurent has logged over 3000 dives and has over 900 certifications. Laurent goes that extra mile with his pro students and always delivers more than is required for these courses. He really does have a great deal of knowledge to share with you.
Chris Bridge – PADI MSDT
Chris is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, Instructor for EFR plus a number of diving specialities. He is a TDI Advanced Trimix Diver and has dived all over the world, be it the cold waters of the United Kingdom or the warm crystal clear waters of Fiji. He has worked as a scientific diver in the UK, partaken in deep expeditions in Egypt and lived on a desert island marine research base in the South Pacific responsible for all dive operations and training of the volunteers. His passion is wreck diving although says that his most memorable dive was with schooling Hammerhead sharks off of the island of Savusavu. Chris is always on hand for a chat about anything water related so don’t be afraid to come say “Hello”.
Our Freelance Instructors
If they didn’t take their courses with our team at Freestyle Divers, all our Freelancers undergo Instructor training with us. The training is adapted to the instructor’s background and regular updates are held with our Instructor Trainers. This ensures that everyone is using the latest teaching and safety standards. All of our Freelancers are under contract with Freestyle Divers and benefit from our insurance policies.