Stuart Freeman

Stuart Freeman

Stuart Freeman has devoted 40 years to the sea and to the watersports industry. From the onset of" his adulthood through to present day, Mr. Freeman has stayed true to his calling and continually helps to protect, preserve and develop Cayman's diving industry. In 1969, as a young man in England, Mr. Freeman embarked on what became a lifelong dedication to the ocean and scuba diving. He started out working as a commercial diver on the Brighton Marina project and as an instructor for the Branch Diving Officer Club.

Then in 1973, he relocated to Grand Cayman and started working at the Sunset Divers Shop, where he became qualified as an instructor for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and an advanced instructor of British Sub Aqua Club (BSCA).

In 1983, Mr. Freeman decided to turn his passion for diving into a business and alongside his wife, Magreta, the couple established "Eden Rock Diving Centre" on South Church Street. The driving force behind the company's creation was that Mr. Freeman considered the Cayman Islands to have the best diving in the world and he wanted to be able to offer visitors the opportunity to share in its magnificence.

Over the business's 26-year history, Eden Rock has become one of the most successful full-service dive shops on Grand Cayman and has become the highlight for many who have either ventured out on a shore dive or on a boat dive to the infamous "Eden Rock" dive site that the business was named after.

In addition to being a successful business owner, Mr. Freeman is a past chairman of the Cayman Islands Divers, the local Branch of the British Sub Aqua Club, a senior chamber operator and instructor, chairman of the Pirates Week Underwater Treasure Hunt Committee and a Royal Life Saving Society Instructor and Examiner.