CDWS membership requirements

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Industry standards & more

CDWS acknowledge the international training agencies – that are members in the EUF and in the WRSTC. Their standards and policies for training courses, training dives and diving activities are to be followed by their dive professionals working in Egypt.

For the diving operations (diving centers and Safari boats) CDWS applies - in addition to the premises and equipment requirements of the Ministry of Tourism - the requirements stated in the ISO 24803/EN14467 standards for recreational scuba diving service provider.

Following the training agencies training standards and the requirements for the Scuba service providers insure the quality of training and services, thus; enhance the safety of our clients.

How to start a Diving business

Important information you need to know first

Decree no. 250 of year 2008 by the Minister of Tourism states that no new licences will be granted to new dive centres in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Hurghada and Safaga. This ban is for three years effective from 1st July 2008.

Steps to follow
  1. Choose a Wind Surfing destination open for new business
  2. Establish an Egyptian company to run your activities
  3. Rent/buy premises compliant with CDWS/MOT requirements
  4. Fulfill the rest of CDWS/MOT requirements
  5. Submit the following documents for CDWS for technical inspection
    1. Company incorporation document
    2. Commercial register
    3. Tax card
    4. Premises rental owner ship contract
    5. Technical manger qualifications
  6. If inspection is successful, pay CDWS one time registration fee plus annual membership fee and obtain a member ship letter & a Technical Validity Certificate (TVC)
  7. Submit 5.a, b, c, d , e plus a membership letter and the TVC to the Ministry of Tourism inspection to obtain final license.

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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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