Exploration

Discover the uncharted wonders of Musandam, Oman

We seek adventure where others only dream. Our diving bases in Khasab and Dibba Oman are the departure point for epic explorations.

Marine Conservation

Help us grow new coral in Dibba UAE

Keeping our reefs healthy is a job we need to do today so that our children continue to enjoy our reefs tomorrow. We build coral nurseries and propagate coral to extend and repair our local reefs. Click here to learn how you can help.

Marine Biology

Marine Biology Camps for Kids!

After months of home schooling, if you're looking for something interesting and educational for the kids to do in the Summer, we have the perfect solution. While parents are relaxing or diving, we take the kids on an educational adventure to learn about and experience our rich local ecosystem for the day. Click to find out more!

Photography

Blackwater Photo Shoots!

If you haven't heard of blackwater photography then now's the time to find out more. Deep water at night, powerful lighting to attract plankton and deep sea creatures that are surfacing to feed. Our photographers then get busy with macro lenses to capture amazing black background shots. Photo courtesy of Michael Rall. Click to join the team!

Marine Conservation

Project Baseline, Dibba Rock

Project Baseline is a global initiative developed by our colleagues at Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). The program measures the health of our underwater environment to establish a basis for research and conservation. We are proud to support this initiative by establishing a Project Baseline project at the Dibba Rock Marine Protected Area. If you would like to help, click here...

Meet the Team

Our experienced and friendly team is dedicated to creating beautiful and memorable experiences for our customers. We are passionate about what we do and we hope that by sharing our experience we can help you get the most from your diving adventures.

Darryl Owen
Owner and Instructor Trainer
Marine Owen
Owner, Instructor Trainer and Examiner
Olga Novikova
UAE Operations Manager
Neil Murphy
Musandam Operations Manager
James Campbell
Marine Conservation Manager and Instructor
Chris Openshaw
Instructor and Technician
Spenser Sumalangcay
Divemaster and Instructor in-training
Don Don Ladines
Boat Captain
How Projects Work

Frequently Asked Questions

We aim make participation in our exciting projects available to as many people as possible. Here are the answers to some common questions we receive.

Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible. We welcome divers from any diving agency with any qualification. Each project has roles that can be assumed by people with different levels of qualification. Some even have roles for non-divers. We have two rules: Have Fun and Stay Safe. We will always ensure that you are diving within your safety limits. 

It’s super simple. Search through our list to find the project that appeals to you. Click on the red button at the bottom of the project listing and you will be taken to a page with all the project details, including the objectives, the timing, the available roles and the prerequisite certifications for each role. If you don’t yet have the prerequisite skills required for a role, click on the course buttons on the project page to get yourself signed up. Once you’re ready to join, click on the project signup button and become a member of the team.

Each project will have its own schedule. For example, the Marine Conservation projects are always running 7/7 and can be joined whenever you are free. Some will have specific dates defined in the project outline with a limited number of places. Others may be projects with a specific, one time objective with a fixed number of places.

Generally we work on a ‘first come first served’ basis – the idea is that you book in when you have time available, we do not force project team members into a rigid schedule.

Our new projects will be published on the website ‘projects’ page and we will make public announcements on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also sign up to receive our projects newsletter which will be sent to you by email, describing progress on existing projects as well as new projects that are being launched.

The team member costs for each project are described on the project page. Unless you need to invest in some specific personal equipment or training requirements to participate,  the diving costs will be at our normal rates. We consider projects to be a fun reason to dive with some team goals, we do not add any extra charges.

In most cases you will have the choice of either renting or purchasing the required equipment for the project. Depending on how long you would like to work on the project, we can advise on the most cost effective option to get you properly equipped.  

We do publish articles about our projects to social media and to our newsletter. From time to time, our projects are also covered by journalists. You will have the choice of whether you wish to be mentioned or whether you wish to be included in photographic or video coverage. Generally our team members love the recognition they get for achieving their goals!

For some of our projects, for example our marine conservation activities, there are a limited number of places available for internships. These will be specified on the project page, along with the associated conditions for admission and participation. 

Exploration

Discover the uncharted wonders of Musandam, Oman

We seek adventure where others only dream. Our diving bases in Khasab and Dibba Oman are the departure point for epic explorations.

Marine Conservation

Help us grow new coral in Dibba UAE

Keeping our reefs healthy is a job we need to do today so that our children continue to enjoy our reefs tomorrow. We build coral nurseries and propagate coral to extend and repair our local reefs. Click here to learn how you can help.

Marine Biology

Marine Biology Camps for Kids!

After months of home schooling, if you're looking for something interesting and educational for the kids to do in the Summer, we have the perfect solution. While parents are relaxing or diving, we take the kids on an educational adventure to learn about and experience our rich local ecosystem for the day. Click to find out more!

Photography

Blackwater Photo Shoots!

If you haven't heard of blackwater photography then now's the time to find out more. Deep water at night, powerful lighting to attract plankton and deep sea creatures that are surfacing to feed. Our photographers then get busy with macro lenses to capture amazing black background shots. Photo courtesy of Michael Rall. Click to join the team!

Marine Conservation

Project Baseline, Dibba Rock

Project Baseline is a global initiative developed by our colleagues at Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). The program measures the health of our underwater environment to establish a basis for research and conservation. We are proud to support this initiative by establishing a Project Baseline project at the Dibba Rock Marine Protected Area. If you would like to help, click here...

Meet the Team

Our experienced and friendly team is dedicated to creating beautiful and memorable experiences for our customers. We are passionate about what we do and we hope that by sharing our experience we can help you get the most from your diving adventures.

Darryl Owen
Owner and Instructor Trainer
Marine Owen
Owner, Instructor Trainer and Examiner
Olga Novikova
UAE Operations Manager
Neil Murphy
Musandam Operations Manager
James Campbell
Marine Conservation Manager and Instructor
Chris Openshaw
Instructor and Technician
Spenser Sumalangcay
Divemaster and Instructor in-training
Don Don Ladines
Boat Captain
How Projects Work

Frequently Asked Questions

We aim make participation in our exciting projects available to as many people as possible. Here are the answers to some common questions we receive.

Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible. We welcome divers from any diving agency with any qualification. Each project has roles that can be assumed by people with different levels of qualification. Some even have roles for non-divers. We have two rules: Have Fun and Stay Safe. We will always ensure that you are diving within your safety limits. 

It’s super simple. Search through our list to find the project that appeals to you. Click on the red button at the bottom of the project listing and you will be taken to a page with all the project details, including the objectives, the timing, the available roles and the prerequisite certifications for each role. If you don’t yet have the prerequisite skills required for a role, click on the course buttons on the project page to get yourself signed up. Once you’re ready to join, click on the project signup button and become a member of the team.

Each project will have its own schedule. For example, the Marine Conservation projects are always running 7/7 and can be joined whenever you are free. Some will have specific dates defined in the project outline with a limited number of places. Others may be projects with a specific, one time objective with a fixed number of places.

Generally we work on a ‘first come first served’ basis – the idea is that you book in when you have time available, we do not force project team members into a rigid schedule.

Our new projects will be published on the website ‘projects’ page and we will make public announcements on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also sign up to receive our projects newsletter which will be sent to you by email, describing progress on existing projects as well as new projects that are being launched.

The team member costs for each project are described on the project page. Unless you need to invest in some specific personal equipment or training requirements to participate,  the diving costs will be at our normal rates. We consider projects to be a fun reason to dive with some team goals, we do not add any extra charges.

In most cases you will have the choice of either renting or purchasing the required equipment for the project. Depending on how long you would like to work on the project, we can advise on the most cost effective option to get you properly equipped.  

We do publish articles about our projects to social media and to our newsletter. From time to time, our projects are also covered by journalists. You will have the choice of whether you wish to be mentioned or whether you wish to be included in photographic or video coverage. Generally our team members love the recognition they get for achieving their goals!

For some of our projects, for example our marine conservation activities, there are a limited number of places available for internships. These will be specified on the project page, along with the associated conditions for admission and participation.