Membership

Membership

The CDWS offers the below Membership Services:                

Membership Letter:

According to Law no. 85 of 1968 and the ministerial decree no. 444 of 2011, all diving centers, safari boats, and water sports centers must get the CDWS membership letter after meeting all the requirements to issue the Ministry of Tourism license.

ISO Certificate:

All diving centers, safari boats, and water sports centers (including the providers of snorkeling services) have to comply with the ISO standards no. 24803 for recreational diving providers and ISO 13289 for the conduct of snorkeling excursions. The ISO services include first time certificates and renewals.

The CDWS ID Card:

The CDWS ID card is a must for any individual who desires to work in the diving and water sports sector.  To issue the card the candidate must fulfill the card’s requirements (depending on their profession) to ensure that they are qualified to work in this field.

The CDWS Exam:

Diving and water sports professionals must pass the CDWS tests to be able to issue the CDWS ID card.

Equivalency Certificate:

The certificate is needed by the foreigners working as a diving and water sports professionals to be able to obtain the work permit, this technical certificate qualifies them to work in the diving and water sports sector.

Experience Certificate:

Issued by the CDWS to certify only the technical managers who are in charge of the diving centers and the safari boats, this certificate is for the level 2 diving instructors which confirm meeting the needed conditions and standards. The certificate is required only once when the license is first issued.

Certificate of Good Conduct:

It is a certificate issued by the CDWS to state the good conduct and behavior of the foreign technical managers of the facility. It is a needed document for issuing/ renewing the Ministry of Tourism license after conforming to the conditions and standards.  The certificate is required only once when the license is first issued.

For more information regarding the membership services please contact us on [email protected] for South Sinai inquiries and [email protected] for the Red Sea inquiries.