Our Mission

To conserve, protect and restore the UAE marine resources by empathizing and promoting the marine environment and environmental diving.

Legislation:

Emirates Diving Association (EDA) was established by Federal Decree No. (23) Under Article No. (21) on 23/02/1995 and chose Dubai as its base.

The Decree stipulates the following responsibilities for EDA:

  • Legislate all diving activities in the UAE.
  • Ensure environmentally respectful diving practices in all EDA members.
  • Promote and support the diving industry within the UAE by coordinating the efforts of the diving community.
  • Promote diving safety in the commercial and recreational diving fields through standardization of practices.
  • Promote and preserve historical aspects of diving within the gulf region and enhance environmental education to diving and non-diving communities through EDA activities.