Mermaid Diving Center

Who They are ?

Mermaid Diving Center is a certified Multi Assosiation Dive Resort based in Rixos The Palm Dubai. They are Offering the highest quality of services within an outstanding location in the Palm Jumeirah.

Luxury Experience of diving.

They must be very proud of being one of the most experienced operating dive centers in Dubai and having the best Elite Diving Instructors in the industry with over 20 years experience.

For us this experience of scuba diving in Dubai is a "must to GO" 

Jumeirah Beach offers small sites for beginners under its turquoise waters and enchanting marine life. 

With a year-round destination and beautiful weather, its always a holiday season in Dubai. This man-made city is nothing less than a luxury paradise, for all of travellers and any kind of interest.

From a luxurious family gateway and escape to crazy bachelors celebrations, Dubai is a perfect pick amidst its vibrant lifestyle and amazing beaches

But digging a little deeper, beyond its fancy resorts and world-class structures lies a magical marine world of scuba diving which you can explore very well with Mermaid Diving Center.

Scuba diving in between the deserts sounds like an unusual experience right?

But with the temperatures in the city ranging between 25° C and 40° C, you can be assured that a dip in these pristine turquoise-blue waters will be an enriching experience and also unforgetable adventure. Well, the city homes well-established sports centres that give its visitors a new felling altogether. Something that every traveler must experience. So what are the best dives to try out in Dubai? There You go and from our recommendation Mermaid Dive Center has 6 Stars :)

1. Jumeirah Beach

One of the most beautiful places for discovering scuba diving in Dubai, Jumeirah Beach offers small sites for beginners under its cristal waters and enchanting marine busy life. No worries if it’s your first-time into the water, there are plenty of diving schools that offer equipment and professional guidance to ensure you have a wonderful experience.

In Jumeirah Beach you have Best Diving School  in Dubai  where you can ask for advice and professional equipment, most of the hotels along the Jumeirah coastline offers a scuba experience and mostly with the Mermaid Diving Center!

2. Martini Rock Dubai

One of the two most spectacular natural aquariums of Dubai City, Spectacular a vibrant aquatic fauna and cristal clean waters. Martini Rock is one of the most successful scuba places in Dubai after Jumeirah. So if you wish to lose yourself in the azure waters, this place should definitely be on your list.

3. Zainab Dubai

Zainab is not only known for its diving spots but also has an very interesting background behind it. It is said that the ship had been illegally transporting oil from Iraq in 2001 when it’s sailors voluntarily sank it to avoid the US Navy who were then imposing UN sanctions on fuel. Zainab presently lies 70 meters under the sea, offering around 20 meters of a diving spot making her one of the wondrous destinations to scuba dive in Dubai.

Worth to see and having fun under water in Zainab

4. Dubai World Islands

One of the newest and brilliant structures of Dubai. The World Islands are a group of artificial islands formed in a way showing the world map like an world atlas. The areas are well maintained for the growth of its budding colonies of flora and fauna. It is said that soon it will be one of the best sites for scuba diving in the UAE.

We are really waiting for new spots of diving there.

5. Mariam Express Dubai

It’s one of the most popular shipwreck diving in Dubai which you can discover with Scuba Diving Instructors from Mermaid Diving Center. Submerged by the raging waters in 2006, Mariam Express was a ship that used to carry loads from UAE to Iraq and back in past years. The overloaded ship was caught off by the sea and sank in the shores of Dubai area. Today, it’s vessel serve as a striking wreckage site for scuba in Dubai. All its cargo and vehicles have made some good homes for marine natura wildlife. It lies at a depth of betwen 18 to 25 metres where you can expect to see at this wreak and also some eagle rays, barracudas, torpedo rays and flatworms plus of course much more life

6. Sharm Rock Dubai

The another natural aquarium of the Dubai shore is Sharm Rock Dubai. Also known as “Three Rocks Pinnacles” or “3 Sisters,” because of the three tiny outcrop rocks breaking the surface of the site. With its magnificant coral reefs, it’s a perfect pink and purple paradise in Dubai. The lighting and the colourful beauty and luxury view within makes it a perfect picture spot.

7. MV Dar Dubai

Set 17 metres deep into the waters, MV Dara Dubai was a passenger ship that dropped to the bed in 1961, unfortunatly the sad story and 238 lives were lost then. Not only does it serve as a monument to tell its story, but is also one of the very few vessels that have been prey to horrifying peacetime mishaps. Often compared to the famous Titanic, the list of dive sites would be incomplete without citing this one.

8. MV Ludwig Dubai

The MV Ludwig Dubai is amongst of the most well-preserved wrecks off of the Dubai shore. The boat sank into the water during one of their during practice sessions. Now days it serves as a shelter to a vast range of various fishes including the sea squirts, damselfish, pennant fish, and many more other creatures :).

9. MV Victoria Star Dubai

One of the recent wrecks that fell off in the year 2003. Located roughly 55 minutes from the Port Rashid in Dubai, this ship has got quite some history. But first of all, the diving certification needed for this wreck is the advanced open water or higher certification which you can get with Diving School Dubai. It is recommended that you take a couple of dives to explore this wreck entirely thats the advice , but one dive is normally enough for casual dives if you dive with experience person. The deepest section of the wreck is 32 meters.

Advice: Choose Mermaid Diving Center to explore this place

10. Sheikh Mohammad’s Barge Dubai

This barge was also intentionally sunk to form an artificial reef and to boost the growth of marine life which paint kind of the scenery of this beautiful spot. The numerous holes in the wreck attract experienced divers who can go deeper and penetrate in and explore the whole place. It is 18 to 23 metres deep into the gulf. While fishes barracudas and Jacks are found around the wreck, the coral growth has certainly made this site beautiful giving you an out of the world experience. Well worth to see this place.

11. Cement Barge Dubai

As the name suggests this is the wreck of a cement ship that sank in 1971 in Dubai. The depth here is between 5 to 20 meters, making it a perfect start for a beginner to dive in. Interestingly, this place also offers night diving and snorkelling! If you love taking scuba vacations, you should add it to the list right away.

So Snorkelling in Dubai also possible !!!  ;)

Scuba diving tips for Dubai

Hope you’ve already chosen your favourite from the list! So its time you gear up, take a deep breath and plunge into the blue waters of Dubai Diving Experience. 

Start planning your trip to Dubai today and dive !

To make it all smooth for you and easy ... just call Mermaid Diving School and Reserve your Day with them 

History of Scuba Diving

The history of scuba diving in the world or Dubai is closely linked with the history of scuba equipment. By the turn of the twentieth century, two basic architectures for underwater breathing apparatus had been pioneered; open-circuit surface supplied equipment where the diver's exhaled gas is vented directly into the water, and closed-circuit breathing apparatus where the diver's carbon dioxide is filtered from the exhaled breathing gas, which is then recirculated, and more gas added to replenish the oxygen content. Closed circuit equipment was more easily adapted to scuba in the absence of reliable, portable, and economical high pressure gas storage vessels. By the mid-twentieth century, high pressure cylinders were available and two systems for scuba had emerged: open-circuit scuba where the diver's exhaled breath is vented directly into the water, and closed-circuit scuba diving in Dubai where the carbon dioxide is removed from the diver's exhaled breath which has oxygen added and is recirculated. Oxygen rebreathers are severely depth limited due to oxygen toxicity risk, which increases with depth, and the available systems for mixed gas rebreathers were fairly bulky and designed for use with diving helmets.Scuba Diving in Dubai The first commercially practical scuba rebreather was designed and built by the diving engineer Henry Fleuss in 1878, while working for Siebe Gorman in London. His self contained breathing apparatus consisted of a rubber mask connected to a breathing bag, with an estimated 50–60% oxygen supplied from a copper tank and carbon dioxide scrubbed by passing it through a bundle of rope yarn soaked in a solution of caustic potash. During the 1930s and all through World War II, the British, Italians and Germans developed and extensively used oxygen rebreathers to equip the first frogmen. In the U.S. Major Christian J. Lambertsen invented a free-swimming oxygen rebreather. In 1952 he patented a modification of his apparatus, this time named SCUBA, an acronym for "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus,"which became the generic English word for autonomous breathing equipment for diving, and later for the activity using the equipment.After World War II, military frogmen continued to use rebreathers since they do not make bubbles which would give away the presence of the divers. The high percentage of oxygen used by these early rebreather systems limited the depth at which they could be used due to the risk of convulsions caused by acute oxygen toxicity.

Although a working demand regulator system had been invented in 1864 by Auguste Denayrouze and Benoît Rouquayrol,the first open-circuit scuba system developed in 1925 by Yves Le Prieur in France was a manually adjusted free-flow system with a low endurance, which limited the practical usefulness of the system.In 1942, during the German occupation of France, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Émile Gagnan designed the first successful and safe open-circuit scuba, a twin hose system known as the Aqua-Lung. Their system combined an improved demand regulator with high-pressure air tanks. This was patented in 1945. To sell his regulator in English-speaking countries Cousteau registered the Aqua-Lung trademark, which was first licensed to the U.S. Divers company, and in 1948 to Siebe Gorman of England, Siebe Gorman was allowed to sell in Commonwealth countries, but had difficulty in meeting the demand and the U.S. patent prevented others from making the product. The patent was circumvented by Ted Eldred of Melbourne, Australia, who developed the single-hose open-circuit scuba system, which separates the first stage and demand valve of the pressure regulator by a low-pressure hose, puts the demand valve at the diver's mouth, and releases exhaled gas through the demand valve casing. Eldred sold the first Porpoise Model CA single hose scuba early in 1952.

Early scuba sets were usually provided with a plain harness of shoulder straps and waist belt. Many harnesses did not have a backplate, and the cylinders rested directly against the diver's back. Early scuba divers dived without a buoyancy aid.In an emergency they had to jettison their weights. In the 1960s adjustable buoyancy life jackets (ABLJ) became available, which can be used to compensate for loss of buoyancy at depth due to compression of the neoprene wetsuit and as a lifejacket that will hold an unconscious diver face-upwards at the surface. The first versions were inflated from a small disposable carbon dioxide cylinder, later with a small direct coupled air cylinder. A low-pressure feed from the regulator first-stage to an inflation/deflation valve unit an oral inflation valve and a dump valve lets the volume of the ABLJ be controlled as a buoyancy aid. In 1971 the stabilizer jacket was introduced by ScubaPro. This class of buoyancy aid is known as a buoyancy control device or buoyancy compensator. A backplate and wing is an alternative configuration of scuba harness with a buoyancy compensation bladder known as a "wing" mounted behind the diver, sandwiched between the backplate and the cylinder or cylinders. This arrangement became popular with cave divers making long or deep dives, who needed to carry several extra cylinders, as it clears the front and sides of the diver for other equipment to be attached in the region where it is easily accessible. Sidemount is a scuba diving equipment configuration which has basic scuba sets, each comprising a single cylinder with a dedicated regulator and pressure gauge, mounted alongside the diver, clipped to the harness below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on the back of the diver. It originated as a configuration for advanced cave diving, as it facilitates penetration of tight sections of cave, as sets can be easily removed and remounted when necessary. Sidemount diving has grown in popularity within the technical diving community for general decompression diving, and has become a popular specialty for recreational diving.

In the 1950s the United States Navy (USN) documented procedures for military use of what is now called nitrox, and in 1970, Morgan Wells, of (NOAA) began instituting diving procedures for oxygen-enriched air. In 1979 NOAA published procedures for the scientific use of nitrox in the NOAA Diving Manual.[26][27] In 1985 IAND (International Association of Nitrox Divers) began teaching nitrox use for recreational diving. After initial resistance by some agencies, the use of a single nitrox mixture has become part of recreational diving, and multiple gas mixtures are common in technical diving to reduce overall decompression time.Nitrogen narcosis limits the depth when breathing nitrox mixtures. In 1924 the US Navy started to investigate the possibility of using helium and after animal experiments, human subjects breathing heliox 20/80 (20% oxygen, 80% helium) were successfully decompressed from deep dives,Cave divers started using trimix to allow deeper dives and it was used extensively in the 1987 Wakulla Springs Project and spread to the north-east American wreck diving community.The challenges of deeper dives and longer penetrations and the large amounts of breathing gas necessary for these dive profiles and ready availability of oxygen sensing cells beginning in the late 1980s led to a resurgence of interest in rebreather diving. By accurately measuring the partial pressure of oxygen, it became possible to maintain and accurately monitor a breathable gas mixture in the loop at any depth.In the mid 1990s semi-closed circuit rebreathers became available for the recreational scuba market, followed by closed circuit rebreathers around the turn of the millennium.Rebreathers are currently (2018) manufactured for the military, technical and recreational scuba markets.

All Scuba Diving has their ow hstory even Scuba Diving in Dubai many people think scuba diving places are in Burj tower in Dubai City but thats not true. 

There was a sky diving red bull jumps but not a scuba Diving.

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