CDWS Rules and Regulations:

Since CDWS was created on the 17th of April 2007; it has established a solid plan to improve the quality of services and the service providers.

CDWS has emphasized the implementation of the training agencies standards. All diving operations must comply with the international standards for recreational scuba diving service provider registered as ISO 24803:2007/ EN 14467:2004 in order to obtain a license to operate in Egypt.

Technical diving hosted by recreational diving operation
December 5, 2010

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The following rules and regulations will apply in case of occasional technical diving activities done by clients, tec clubs or schools and hosted by a recreational diving operation (safari boat/dive center). FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

CDWS statement concerning the use of the Muck Stick
December 5, 2010

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CDWS strongly forbids scuba divers and photographers to use these sticks in an attempt to promote an eco-friendly marine environment in the Red Sea. The penalty list for environmental violations will apply. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Divers’ tracking system deadline extended
December 3, 2010

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The diver tracking system is required by a ministerial decree for safari boats operating in the islands and south. CDWS asked the minister to extend the deadline. H.E. the minister agreed and the deadline has been extended to 30 June 2011. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

CDWS insurance policy for dive accidents statement
October 24, 2010

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CDWS strongly recommends that certified or student divers carry an insurance policy against dive injuries and related costs. Certified and/or student divers have to be aware that some standard health policies or travel insurance policies contain exclusions for diving related accidents, including chamber treatment and medical evacuation. Diving without a valid insurance is at the client’s own risk. To download this statement and to read it in Arabic, please click onto the blue download button.

Operating Instruction and Regulations for Dive Safari Boats
August 18, 2010

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CDWS highly recommends adherence to the rules mentioned in the document, in complete abidance to help to sustain our sea environment, natural resources, tourist safety and protection of the Egyptian touristic destination and application of fair competition in our beloved Red Sea. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

New audit/inspection form
July 25, 2010

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To submit a request to the CDWS for an audit/inspection, please note the official application form to do this has been updated. To submit a request for an audit/inspection of your operation, download, complete and submit the PDF form.

CDWS Policy for SOLO Diving
May 12, 2010

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To be allowed to dive solo; a diver has to successfully pass a solo diving training course and earn such a certification from a recognized training agency. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Tanks hydrostatic & visual testing centers requirements
April 19, 2010

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Updated: 19 August 2010 To meet internationally recognised standards, the cylinder testing requirements for centres set out by the CDWS committee are detailed in this PDF document. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Foreign Dive Professionals in Egypt
February 12, 2010

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CDWS welcomes legitimate foreign dive professional in Egypt. There are two ways for you to conduct diving activities legitimately in Egypt:

Recreational Technical Diving Centres Requirements and Standards
May 14, 2009

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This certification scheme specifies minimum requirements to certify the conformity of the services of technical diving service providers. Technical diving centres are legitimate MOT licensed diving centres that provide the following in addition to the regular recreational scuba services and has successfully obtained a Recreational Technical Diving Service Provider Certification (RTDSPC) from CDWS: 1. Teach technical diving courses. 2. Organize guided technical dives. 3. Blend and/or sell diving gas mixes such as: Nitrox, Trimix, Heliox and O2 for diving. Recreational Technical diving service providers must apply for a (RTDSPC) from CDWS and should comply with the technical training agency standards and the following requirements. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

CDWS Rules on GLOVES & KNIVES
May 12, 2009

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The official CDWS statement with regards to wearing gloves & carrying dive knives can be downloaded here

CDWS RATIOS
May 12, 2009

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For the diving activities: CDWS is implementing the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) standards www.wrstc.com for recreational diving. For more information please download the PDF

CDWS Depth Limitations
May 11, 2009

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For full information on maximum depths for recreational activities and for different activities please download the PDF

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CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park
Sun, 22 May 2011
Following the annulment of the decree that allowed fishing boats to fish in Ras Mohammed National Park, CDWS can confirm that at 8am this morning, all fishing boats had left the area.
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