Our Story

Al Boom Diving was founded in Kuwait in 1987 by Marc Armstrong and Adel Al Sumait. Al Boom Diving was established in the U.A.E. in 1995 and currently has over 130 employees. Simon Tambling took leadership as Managing Partner in 2002.

Al Boom Diving is made up of the following sub-divisions:

Al Boom is proud to operate 3 Dive Centers with a 4th diving operation in Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, 4 Watersports Centers and a dedicated Scuba Workshop. We currently maintain over 100 wholesale accounts across the G.C.C. Al Boom Diving is the leading Diving and Watersports Specialist in the G.C.C. by partnering with the best international brands, providing enhanced services, reliability and professionalism.

Timeline
Start 1987
1987

Al Boom Diving founded in Kuwait by Marc Armstrong & Adel Al Sumait

1987

Aqua Lung GCC distributor

1990
1990

Al Boom Marine, UAE office Dubai

1995
1995

Established Al Boom Diving UAE. Jumeirah Beach Road

1995

Became a PADI certified service provider

1995

Trident Distributor

1998
1998

Innovative Scuba Concept Distributor

2000
2000

Moved to Al Wasl Rd Jumeirah

2002
2002

Simon Tambling Managing Partner

2002

Opened at Le Meridien Al Aqah Resort And Spa, Fujairah. Diving & Watersports

2003
2003

Colin Nelson General Manager

2004
2004

Cressi Distributor

2005
2005

Dedicated Call Center

2007
2007

DAN Short Term Insurance for Open Water Students. Industry 1st

2008
2008

Underwater Kinetics Distributor

2008

Formed separate company from Al Boom Marine

2008

8000 sqft Warehouse in Dubai Investment Park

2009
2009

Mohamed Helmy PADI Course Director

2009

Reef Ball Project

2010
2010

Dubai Aquarium And Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall

2010

Apeks Distributor

2012
2012

Al Quoz (former Scuba Dubai) Workshop, Outlet Store and Main Office

2012

Aqua Lung Military & Professional Distributor

2012

Paulo Abrunhosa Operations Manager

2012

Stevie Macleod Workshop Manager

2012

Bauer Compressors, Dealer and Service Center

2012

Aqua Sphere Distributor

2012

Light & Motion Distributor

2013
2013

Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium And Underwater Zoo

2013

UK Pro Distributor

2013

Sofitel, The Palm Watersports

2013

Polar Pro Distributor

2013

Diving The World Islands

2013

Octomask Distributor

2013

Le Royal Meridien Resort and Spa Watersports

2014
2014

Omer Distributor

2014

Spora Sub Distributor

2015
2015

One&Only The Palm Dubai

2015

One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

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