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 as well 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.
Rebecca Kierman – PADI OWSI & Marine biologist
Marine Biologist, Rebecca Kierman has big plans and ideas for the upcoming future. In particular Rebecca is interested in biogeography, so she likes to know the relationship between Marine life and the environment. Paired with Mathieu’s skills, our two resident Marine Biologist are excited to begin projects in ecosystem mapping. If you want to organise cleanups, discuss turtles or add a scientific parameter, Rebecca is your go-to person! Keep up to date with Rebecca’s work with her blog and look out for impending marine life presentations.
Mathieu Noe – PADI OWSI & Marine biologist
Mathieu is an OWSI and has a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. His passion lies within the ocean, starting diving at the age of twelve and never stopping since. He was certified as a Divemaster in Malapascua Island, Philippines, and did his IDC in his hometown of Geneva, Switzerland. Mathieu loves spending his time in the water, filming anything and everything he finds, to then make small videos. He loves sharks, so feel free to start a conversation with him about all things sharks, and is furthering his knowledge of 3D mapping and GIS technology.
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.
Read our customer reviews !
Freestyle Divers has been a breath of fresh air when it comes to Scuba diving in the UAE. Their service is very professional and more complete than what I have... read more
Did an Open Water Diving course with Freestyle Divers at Royal Beach Hotel in Dibba! That was truly one of the best things I've ever experienced. Big applouse to Rebecca... read more
J'y suis allé la première fois pour un weekend plongée, c'était top, lieu paradisiaque, spots qui offrent des plongées différentes, équipe chaleureuse et sérieuse, équipement bien entretenu et de bonne... read more
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... read more
Nous avons été sur le centre de fujairah. Super équipe. Prix les plus intéressants !! Langues parlées diverses (français, anglais, russe, et peut-être d autres...). Bcp de créneaux et... read more
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... read more
I recently did a PADI deep dive specialty course here after being recommended by a friend. From the booking to arriving was very smooth with great communication. It is a... read more
We would give Freestyle Divers 10 stars if possible. The community created by the staff at this dive center is second to none. From your first visit as... read more
I went there to shoot my Tv show episode and I must say I had so much fun and I learnt how to dive. It's a must try and the... read more
Recommended by a mutual friend of Laurent. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great people. Back in February. Almost half price of the one in the hotel we were staying in. Friday and... read more
Very pleasant team, helpfull and fun. Boat drive to Dibba rock takes only a few minutes (or seconds). Once underwater just one word: wow!!!
Had a great day Discover Scuba Diving! It was the first time my Dad had a ever scuba dived and my second time.. Turk our instructor was incredible and made... read more
Freestyle Divers a repris le club de Nomad; L'équipe est vraiment sympa et flexible quant aux plongées de la journée. Chaque jour s'est passée sans stress et dans une bonne... read more
I have just done 2 days (2 dives a day) diving with Freestyle. It’s easy to find and conveniently located. The staff are all fantastic. Very friendly, easy to talk... read more
Very pleasant team, responsive to prepare and schedule our dives and certifications ahead of our vacation trip. As usual a very good experience from front desk all the way... read more
I would recommend Matthieu and Rebecca for scuba diving experience. I went this weekend with my children 14 and 12 yo they were not really convinced to try it... read more