Shark Awareness

Special awareness

Shark Awareness

Several shark incidents have been reported lately due to many reasons that led to changing the behavior of the sharks in the Red Sea. The CDWS in cooperation with different concerned authorities has set to determine solutions for this issue and to ensure that Egypt remains a safe destination for tourists. CDWS has investigated the matter with experts in shark's behavior, and they advised that dumping liquid and solid organic waste in the sea is one of the reasons why shark's behavior became aggressive towards divers and swimmers.

Training information

  • Number of Sessions: one session
  • Training Duration: 4 hours
  • Language: Training is in English language. 
  • Training fees: 700 EGP (To be paid online, please review the attachment to know the steps for online payment
  • Required Documents: national ID or passport and CDWS ID card.
  • This is a one-time training session, it is not required to repeat for the card renewal. 

The training is a must for:

  •  Diving guides and instructors aiming to work on safari boats
  • Safari boats technical managers

The CDWS issues a card of a different color for those who attend the training, the cardholders are entitled to work onboard safari boats or through diving centers.

The training is optional for:

  • Diving guides who don’t operate on safari boats
  • Diving Instructors who don’t operate on safari boats
  • Diving centers technical managers

Training instructions:

  • Attendance at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the training.
  • In case of absence, the fees will not be refunded.
  • In case the applicants do not wish to participate in the training program for any reason, they should report to the training department at least 48 hours before the beginning of training so the fees can be refunded or moved over for another date, if they fail to report within this time frame there will be no refund for the training fees. 
  • No mobile phones are allowed during the training, please put it on silent mode and hand it to the lecturer
  • The lecturer has the right to cancel the trainee's participation in the course in case of not complying with the lecturer’s instructions
  • It is not allowed to leave the training for any reason
  • No Smoking is allowed inside the training room
  • No food or drinks are allowed inside the training room during the course except for water
  • Adhering to and applying the COVID-19 preventive measures. 

How to register:

Send your CDWS ID (for pre-registered pros) and your name and profile registration number in the CDWS portal (for new pros) via WhatsApp: 01203888582 or via e-mail: [email protected].

Training material:

  • Shark monitoring program
  • Diving with Oceanic Whitetips for guests
  • Diving with Oceanic Whitetips for Dive Guides

Material is available only in English language.

Course material, documents, and modules are available on the website, please make sure to review the link before the training.

A printed knowledge review will be distributed during the training.

After completing the course:

Your attendance will be recorded on the CDWS portal within two working days, in case you need to issue a CDWS card (for safari), kindly submit a request through your CDWS profile, please follow the following link for more information 

Note: failing to adhere to the previous instructions might lead to canceling the enrolment in the training with no refund.

For further inquiries, please reach out via e-mail: [email protected] or via WhatsApp: 01203888582 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) except Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays.