Freestyle Divers Review 

How to find a great dive center in UAE?

Although there are dozens of dive centres in United Arab Emirates, finding a good one can be a real challenge both for a new diver and a more pro diver seeking to expand their knowledge.

How can we solve this problem?I started reviewing different dive centres and will share what I liked about every one of them.

Things to consider while choosing a dive center

There are many aspects of what makes a great dive centre and I believe Safety should always be the number one criteria in choosing the right dive centre for you. You should aim for a centre with a great safety record and professional staff with years of experience. Then, of course, there are things like comfort, languages spoken and equipment used at the facility. I hope that this blog serves you well in choosing both the dive centre and possible your instructor to advance your dive career.


Location: Freestyle Divers is a PADI 5 star IDC centre in Dibba, Fujairah. It is located  inside the Royal Beach Resort and Hotel right in front of the Dibba rock marine reserve.
Managing Partner  Darryl Owen from Wales, UK.

Qualification: UTD, RAID and PADI instructor. 3500+dives

Darryl Owen, founder of Freestyle Divers

Darryl Owen of Freestyle Divers

Safety Procedures:

Equipment gets serviced every 8 months
Full testing kit for the air tests. Triple filtered air available
All the staff is EFR trained
Boat staff STCW
Oxygen on every boat- available for up to 4 people simultaneously

Complete first aid kit on every boat

Spineboard- provides rigid support during moving of patients with a suspected spinal or limbs injury

One instructor is also a trained Hyperbaric chamber operator

Diving Agency: PADI, UTD, RAID

Boats owned – 3 speed boats, equipped for diving

Services available: Training, Fun dives, Sidemount diving, Rebreather, Trimix, Nitrox, Underwater scooters, wreck diving and wreck discovery programs, Tec learning using video debriefing

Fun Dive at Dibba Rock Marine Reserve with Freestyle Divers

Fun Dive at Dibba Rock Marine Reserve with Freestyle Divers

Brands and products:

Wide range of brands-Scubapro, UTD, DTD, sopras, rofos, Fourth Element, Suex

Anything from masks to drysuits to scooters
Online shop available here

Female friendly: Staff- 3 permanent female instructors + 2 regular freelance instructors

Languages spoken:  French, English, Russian, Arabic – others like Japanese, Spanish  available on request.

Facilities:Changing room with lockers

Outdoor and indoor showers, restaurants, a bar and a Starbucks nearby

Family activities: Children snorkeling and scuba, banana , kayak, SUP

Divers’ family can enjoy the swimming pool while waiting for them

Two separate wash tanks for equipment

Beach is clean and comfy

Special needs programs:

One qualified diving instructor for special needs divers. associated with DDI and IAHD


Environmental responsibility:

Running a marine biology project on Dibba Rock using 3-D bathymetric mapping as well as photography and videography to record a detailed study of the reef and its inhabitants.

 Support Project AWARE

Participate in the EDA yearly cleanup

Regular cleanups during the dives

Freestyle Divers care about the environment and both study and protect the marine life of the Dibba Rock marine reserve

Freestyle Divers care about the environment and both study and protect the marine life of the Dibba Rock marine reserve

Competitive advantage:

IDC centre for PADI, Raid and UTD

Great instructors, wide range of specialised equipment

Quality-doing things well without having a military feel. Family atmosphere

Strong organization

Strong focus on customer service


As you can see, Freestyle Divers offer a wide range of services and products while doing it with a smile and providing great comfort to divers and their guests. I strongly recommend this centre to anyone who wants to get a proper training and a deep understanding of scuba diving.


Contact Info

Facebook: Freestyle Divers Page 


Tel 050 891 8207


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