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Get involved with our project teams! They are engaged in a wide variety of underwater activities. Marine conservation, photography and videography, wreck exploration and making new wreck sites are just a few of the exciting projects we have running.

Want To Go Scuba Diving in Dubai & UAE?

The United Arab Emirates is host to some of the most extraordinary marine life on the planet that has adapted over time to survive in the hot summer waters. People from all over the world come here to gain a thorough understanding of marine ecology and conservation, as well as gaining life experiences that they are not likely to forget in a hurry. But sadly, sometimes those experiences can be seriously undermined by poor quality instructors or badly set up equipment. At its worst, a poorly set up diving school can put its trainees in jeopardy.

When scuba diving in Dubai or diving in UAE, it is worth spending a little more time really getting to know the backgrounds of your instructors and what is on offer beyond low prices or fancy jargon. You need to know that they have your best interests at heart, and they also have a healthy respect for the environments in which they work. Furthermore, they should have a real passion for sharing knowledge and understanding of the marine world, not just getting you to part with your cash for a quick brush with nature.

Scuba Diving in UAE: Our Range of Diving Disciplines and Courses

We are led by Darryl Owen, an Examiner and Technical Instructor, who has contributed to some of the best-loved diving training programs available. We are committed to the promotion of diving safety and, above all, the restoration and conservation of the marine environment. It is our great pleasure to have welcomed beginners and professionals to our diving community, and we would like to invite you to join up as well!

Conservation and safety are the heart of our service for scuba diving in UAE, and the sites we operate in have just the right conditions for us to deliver on our commitments. Courses we offer include:

  • RAID. Partly developed by our owner, courses from this well-known global institution cover a range of disciplines for beginners and professionals alike. With a little commitment, you can learn the basics and then move on to more advanced techniques for wreck diving, underwater navigation, search and rescue, and equipment usage, amongst others.
  • Marine biology and conservation. As well as courses that will give both young and old more understanding of the basics of marine biology and conservation, we also offer immersive experiences for families and corporate groups, as part of their CSR programmes. If you are looking for a career in marine biology, you might do no better than taking up one of our internships here and seeing what an expedition really looks like!
  • Safety courses. Whatever you decide to do with diving, it is very likely that we will insist on taking you through our safety modules. The marine environment can be incredibly hazardous and changeable, and we want to be sure that you are safe in the water and have all the latest understanding on how to avoid injury or illness due to poor technique.
  • Widely recognized accredited courses. With instructors in the most globally recognized diving institutions, you have your pick of the crop when it comes to accreditation. Whether it is a beginner course with PADI, perfecting your trim and buoyancy with UTD, taking a challenging GUE Fundamentals course, or achieving your Divemaster or Instructor accreditation with RAID, we have every course you could possibly need.

When it Comes to Scuba Diving Dubai Chooses Freestyle Divers

We love to meet new marine enthusiasts and are determined to bring our passion to as many people as possible. If you are interested in diving in the UAE, you are only a few clicks away from enrolling in our course now. Simply choose the course that you want to enroll on, follow our simple checkout procedure, and will look forward to welcoming you to our center very soon!
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Let us make your diving
experience unforgettable #diveYOURstyle!

We cater for every type of diving: single tank, twinsets, sidemount, rebreather, mixed gases and DPV.

Our equipment includes the highest-quality brands on the market and we have whatever you need to dive the way you want to. Contact us for even the most unusual requirements and we will do our best to help.

Counter-Errorism in Diving

We have two main rules, have fun and stay safe. And we take staying safe very seriously! Freestyle Divers is the only education center in the Middle East to offer Human Factors in Diving courses, designed to help you understand how to reduce errors and consistently make good decisions.

One of the most professional diving schools in the UAE

I took the RAID Advanced Wreck course here, which was taught by Darryl, the co-owner of Freestyle Divers. You’ll often hear people advise to pick the instructor, not the dive agency – and Darryl is superb. He has a huge amount of diving experience in wreck and cave environments that he was happy to weave in throughout the duration of the course, which as a result went above and beyond the comprehensive syllabus. I also appreciated Darryl’s strong emphasis on dive safety – there are no corners being cut here, class sizes are small and focused, and all of the training dives were carried out with redundant air supply (choice of twinset or pony bottle). 

The dive centre itself is one of my favourite in the UAE, very professional and all of the dive team are helpful and friendly. They are one of the few schools to offer a range of training agencies in addition to PADI, including RAID and UTD (and they can also arrange GUE training), and as a result are very accommodating to all equipment configurations and training backgrounds. You can also drive right up to the boat pontoon to drop your gear off which is very convenient. Special thanks to James and Brian for their assistance on the course. Looking forward to diving with Freestyle Divers more often in the future.

Thaddeus B.

I have been diving with Neil Murphy for the past 10 years in the Musandam. Together we explored new dive sites along the coast and into the straight of Hormuz. From whale sharks, sharks, rays, large schools of fish to the little creatures of the sea like squids, turtles lobsters or seahorses, there is never a dive short of surprises. But moreover Neil is not just an ordinary dive buddy – he listens and watches his surroundings, suavely navigating the waters of the Musandam. He is one of those buddies I want to have with me if a dive gets turbulent ! 

Sabine H

Neil is, without question, the deity of diving in the UAE! A calm, confident and conscientious guide and instructor, who is also friendly and makes diving fun. 

He is great with people of all levels – from beginners to seasoned pros – enabling you to push your own personal boundaries, without compromising on safety. 

So, whether you’re a novice or a natural, you NEED to try diving with Neil; we wouldn’t dive with anyone else. 

Alex B

Coral Reef Conservation Course

Thank you Freestyle Divers and in particular their Marine Biologist James Campbell for the excellent course!👌🏻 Designing and building the structure, placing it on the bottom of the sea, collecting coral fragments and finally planting them on the nursery, it was all a very rewarding experience and let this be the first of many more to come! I can highly recommend engaging with Freestyle Divers if you want to contribute to the marine biodiversity and conservation around Dibba! #TeamEco

Jos V.

Professional and fun

My family and i spent most of our holiday at Dibba scuba diving at Freestyle Divers. Chris Openshaw is a brilliant dive instructor. He took us through our Advanced Open Water course and his calm, professional manner made us better and more confident divers…thank you.
The scuba rental gear is immaculate and the dive sites we visited kept us curious.
Marine, Darrell and Olga ensured we were well fitted out and young Max kept things lively.

Barbara P.

Super passionate, accomodating and professional team and amazing dive experience!

Big thank you to Marine, Darryl, Olga, Chris and the whole team at Freestyle Divers. Especially to Chris who helped my family and I achieve our Advanced Open Water Diver certification. A very experienced and passionate diver with a calm approach made me and my whole family feel safe. Would highly recommend this dive centre to everyone! For those nervous first timers all the way to the most of experienced of divers. Thanks again from the whole Pix family:)

Natasha P.

Professional and Fun

I had a fantastic time doing my RAID DRYSUIT Specialty in Freestyle Divers’ Dibba Dive Center in Fujairah. My instructor, Darryl Owen, was super cool and experienced. I really appreciated the level of detail he went through, esp. in regards to the theory part and the dynamics of the drysuit (along with going through all the misconceptions I might have accumulated from my previous diving training and experiences). He ensured that I fine-tune my skills in the pool before we go to the sea dives. It did take longer than I anticipated (3 days all in all), but it was absolutely worth it and very much appreciated.

It helped me feel very comfortable doing the sea dives for the first time in a dry suit. 

All the staff are lovely and professional, prices are fair and well communicated before I even get there.

Nagla G.

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We supply a broad range of scuba related equipment from carefully selected, quality brands. Check out our webshop for all your recreational and technical diving needs.

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