Chairman

Essa Al Ghurair is a businessman who has been diving for many years. He is well known underwater by his unique 'yellow' fins. He is an experienced diver, a keen photographer, a PADI Divemaster and a CMAS instructor.

Vice Chairman

Marwan Faraj Al Mehairbi

Secretary General

Jamal Bu Hannad is an avid diver descended from a family of seafarers and sea merchants. Jamal has a strong commercial background due to his involvement in various businesses in the country. He has good organizational and leadership skills which prove to be extremely valuable for a non-profit organization like the Emirates Diving Association.

Financial Director

Khalfan Al Muhairi is a retired Law enforcement officer and experienced diver who cares greatly about the sea. Often in the EDA Office, he involves himself in the running of the Association.

Head of Fujairah Committee

Abdulla Salem Al Ruwaihy

Head of Sharjah Committee

Talib Al Dhuhoori

Head of Abu Dhabi Committee

Saleh Al Hammadi

Head of the Scientific Committee

Mohamad Al Salfa is an experienced PADI Divemaster and CMAS instructor from a very well-known seafaring family. His good analytical and innovative skills and experiences are of the utmost value to EDA.

Head of the Technical Committee

Omar Al Huraiz is an experienced PADI Divemaster and CMAS instructor, a computer enthusiast and an army officer who strongly believes in defending the seas.

Technical Advisor

Ahmed Bin Byat is a scuba diving trainer, a rapid rescue and first aid instructor, a PADI Divemaster, a CMAS instructor, a Divers Alert Network oxygen instructor, a trainer for Basic Life support for professional EMP and an Automatic Defibrillator Instructor, EMP.

Head of EDA Women’s Committee

Maitha Al Qader