A message from the Owners

Diving with a purpose. That's what we are all about. Marine and Darryl are both active divers and instructors and we have shaped Freestyle Divers to support the way we like to dive. High quality education and training, equipment for all types of diving, mixed-gases, no shortcuts and safety always comes first. But most importantly, we do this for the thrill of exploration and discovery of our underwater world. We believe strongly in inclusivity and welcome divers from all training agencies to join our project teams. Our goal is to create a learning environment where our community can become awesome divers, as well as building skills in science, exploration, human factors and underwater imaging. To promote this goal, we regularly launch exciting initiatives to explore and protect our ocean environment and our ambition is to share its wonders with the broadest community possible. We hope to see you in the water soon!

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A Different Approach to Teaching

We train our students in horizontal trim and neutral buoyancy from the start to produce highly competent divers - our certification cards are fully merited! The Freestyle Divers Academy is committed to building long term coaching relationships you can rely on to grow your underwater skills.

a diver swimming out of a small cave in the ocean

Freestyle Divers Project Teams

We are goal oriented. We build teams and organize exciting projects. Whether you want to explore to find new reefs or wrecks, learn how to protect our oceans, create new coral reefs or document our underwater enviroment through beautiful underwater images, you can be sure we have a project for you to join.

three person diving in the blue ocean

Maximum 4 Students per Instructor

It's always safety first at Freestyle Divers, closely followed by top quality training. We believe in creating highly proficient divers, which requires a personal touch.

Amazing Facilities

Our dive centres are unique. Large classrooms, an air conditioned indoor 3m training pool, marine biology lab, photography setup area, rebreather setup area and large retail and chill-out spaces. The 5* hotel facilities provide all the amenities you could wish for, including special diver discount vouchers for hotel services including food & beverage, alcohol shop, watersports activities and the spa. Ask for your voucher at the Freestyle Divers reception desk.

High Quality Equipment

Our signature hashtag #diveYOURstyle perfectly describes our approach to equipment. Whether you dive recreational configurations or technical configurations, we have what you need. Backmount, sidemount, single tank, double tank, deco stages, DPVs or CCR support, we have it all.

Location, Location, Location

Our two main bases are located at the Radisson Blu hotel in Dibba and at the Atana Musandam hotel in Khasab, Oman. We also operate two fast boats from Dibba Oman. This allows us to cover the entire East Coast of the UAE and all of Musandam, Oman - all the best diving spots in the region.

Our Gallery

A few pictures from our adventures!

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.

Great dive shop

completed my Advanced Open Water & Enriched Air certifications with Freestyle this past weekend and had a fantastic experience. Staff/guides are friendly, knowledgeable and patient in their teaching. Not only did they give solid instruction but were also fun people to hang out with on the boat for the day. 

I look forward to returning and diving more with them. Would most certainly recommend – 10 out of 10.

Alex S.

Learning with confidence

I did a Discover Scuba Diving experience with Freestyle Divers in May, and despite having been nervous about scuba, I had such a great time doing this that I went back to do my RAID Open Water 20 course with them. 
The whole team at Freestyle is great – responsive, friendly, and very encouraging. But I simply cannot say enough good things about my instructor, James. He is very patient, has a great way of explaining things so that it feels easy to follow, and most importantly gave me confidence in myself. I felt that I made progress really quickly, and had loads of fun along the way. 
I can’t wait to go back.

Ruth E.

Absolutely transformational diving experience!

As a diver for almost 10 years, you get to interact with so many diving centers, some are good some are not so good. But when it come to Freestyle Divers they are running in their own class, the staff are so professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
After doing a full day session with focus on breathing I managed to drop 5 kg from my weight belt (from 8kg to 3kg) – for me this was transformational.

Mohamed E.