Freediving UAE was co-founded by Adel Abu Haliqa (UAE National Freediving Champion & AIDA Instructor) and Alex Boulting (AIDA Instructor Trainer) in 2009 and was the first and only company in the UAE specializing in courses and training in Freediving. Starting from 2019 Freediving UAE is solely owned and operated by Yuriy Rakhmatullin (AIDA, PADI, Apnea Academy and Molchanovs Instructor).
We are a professional community of freedivers who have a passion for passively exploring the underwater world.
We are working to get Freediving recognized in the UAE and create Freediving as popular activity.
In the future we aim to put the UAE on the international Freediving map by organizing a national team and running competitions locally. We feel that the UAE is a natural home of Freediving where pearls bought wealth to the region before oil.
Freediving UAE has also organized courses with international Freediving Champions and specialist trainers such as William Winram, Patrick Musim, Mike Maric, Emma Farrell, Goran Colak, Alexey Molchanov and Marina Kazankova. Under our affiliation with AIDA we will also be organizing Freediving records and competitions in the UAE.