Explore The Best Dive Sites in the UAE
An increasingly popular dive destination, UAE dive sites are not to be missed. And for unforgettable scuba diving in UAE trips, few can compare to us here at Freestyle Divers. Whether you are a beginner to diving and looking to obtain your certifications or an experienced diver looking for luxury resort diving trips in UAE, we have you covered.
Dibba Rock is our home reef. It's the oldest marine protected area in the UAE and has an abundance of life that is second to none in the area. It is common to see turtles, sharks, cuttlefish and a huge variety of other species. We are running several projects on the site, including a coral nursery and Project Baseline, check them out here:
A fantastic dive site suitable for open water certified divers, located just a few minutes boat ride away from our Radisson Blu centre. The center part of the site is constructed from concrete reef pyramids and is host to huge shoals of fish as well as moray eels and rays. The outlying part of the site includes a small boat wreck and old colonized fishing cages where we frequently see shoals of barracuda.
Hole in the Wall
Situated near Korfakhan, this site is a large reef with many gullies and interesting rock formations to explore. The central attraction is a 15m long swim through tunnel that is about 2m by 1m diameter, although the marine life is also spectacular. Rays, turtles, jawfish, cuttlefish and a multitude of local reef fish are all to be found at Hole in the Wall.
Situated in a beautiful bay with a beach near to Korfakhan, Martini Rock offers some very nice hard and soft corals with rays, turtles and a large variety of reef fish and other creatures. We often do this site as a two tank trip with Hole in the Wall.
Also known as Sharm Rock, this site is centered on a large rock formation with four pinnacles, three of which show above the surface - the fourth appears only at very low tide. This site is a wonderful maze of rocky outcrops, gullies and plateaus with some very nice hard and soft corals that are teaming with life. You can find turtles and a large variety of reef fish, large and small.
Inchcape 1 is a 20 meter long wreck lying upright at 30 meters depth. It was sunk in 2001 after the boat was donated by Inchcape Shipping Services. The wreck is teeming with life, large shoals of fish surround it and there are regularly predators such as yellow fin tuna that hunt there. No Inchcape 1 trip is complete without saying hello to Fred and Wilma, the huge resident Honeycomb Moray eels and if you're lucky you'll find the large seahorses that make the wreck their home. If you are qualified , the wreck can be penetrated. Nitrox is recommended for this advanced diver site.
Close to Dibba Rock and our Radisson Blu center, this deep site has a sandy bottom that is populated with large milky white Teddybear soft corals. It's an ideal place to dive with nitrox or trimix and a DPV, to explore the garden of soft coral. You will need a Deep Speciality qualification to dive this site. Contact us to get qualified on DPV, we have rental DPVs you can use!
This one is an exciting place to dive for experienced deep divers. The ship of Zainab sank in 2001, off the coast of Dubai and 45 minutes by boat from the Palm Jumeirah. It's easily accessible and there's a lot of the wreckage left, since it's only been there for about 20 years making it one of the best locations for dubai wreck diving. Exploring an actual shipwreck has to be at the top of any scuba divers list, and this spot is the perfect place to do so. You'll also encounter wildlife that includes yellow snappers, barracuda and bat fish. It's not for the faint of heart, but if you have the experience, the Zainab wreck is one of the most unique and exciting places to go diving in the UAE.
Diving Locations For All Skill Levels
Inclusive to all, we offer courses for complete beginners as well as trips and project opportunities that even the most experienced divers are guaranteed to enjoy, like wreck diving in Dubai. If you are looking for the best places to go scuba diving in the UAE, then you are in the right place.
If you want to learn how to dive, we have Dubai scuba diving courses ranging from the basics for complete beginners, up to advanced and specialized courses for those wanting to become certified as technical divers, diving instructors or develop specialized skills like wreck diving. Our classes even feature snorkelling and courses for children over the age of ten. You can come to us with any skill level and experience, and we’ll be able to find something that suits your experience and your goals.
If you’re already a certified diver and you’re looking for a good place to go scuba diving in UAE with reliable instructors and high-quality equipment, you can instead book in for one of our dives or exploration projects. We’ll take you to all the best places to go scuba diving in the UAE, introduce you to amazing wildlife and keep you occupied with fun activities and objectives, rather than just swimming around aimlessly. These trips make for excellent getaways for couples or whole families, or even for corporations as a team building activities in dubai. Whether you’d like to take part in one of our projects or you just need the boat space and equipment to go for an independent dive, Freestyle Divers can accommodate.