Royal Beach Hotel & Resort
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About Us

Our Approach

We 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 training for PADI, RAID and UTD courses, with on-site Instructor Trainers for each agency.

Our dive center 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 and is involved in all areas of the dive center operations. Marine is a UTD Instructor Trainer, UTD Technical Instructor, PADI IDC Staff Instructor, EFR Instructor, NAS Tutor (pending), Cave diver, UTD Hypoxic trimix diver (100m plus), Technical scooter and drysuit instructor, Rebreather diver and a Boat captain! Marine has well over 1000 dives in different parts of the world. If this wasn’t enough, you may see Marine searching for macro photo opportunities on Dibba Rock with her camera or chatting about her passion with guests.

Darryl Owen – Managing Partner

Darryl is a UTD Technical Instructor, PADI OWSI, EFR Instructor, Cave diver, UTD Hypoxic trimix diver (100m plus), Technical scooter and drysuit instructor, 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 with others and helping to build on and improve guests existing dive skills. Darryl is very much central to the team and you may see him driving the boats, teaching courses or being on hand for a chat.


Laurent Estrugo – Training Director

Laurent is our in-house PADI Course Director aswell as being an EFR Instructor Trainer, DSAT Tec Deep Instructor, VIP Specialist, 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 as he really does have a great deal of knowledge to share with you.


Our Freelance Instructors

If they didn’t take their courses with our team at Freestyle Divers, all our Freelancers undergo a Freestyle Divers Instructor training curriculum with us. The training is adapted to the instructor’s background and regular updates are held with our Instructor Trainers to ensure 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 and our wide range of equipment for training and retail purposes.

Interested in joining us?