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 have 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
  •  Training fees: LE 300 to be paid at the CDWS offices
  •  Required Documents: national ID or passport and CDWS ID card

The training is a must for:

  •  Diving guides in safari boats
  •  Diving Instructors in safari boats
  • Safari boats technical managers

The CDWS issues a card of a different color for those who attend the training, the cards holders are entitled to work on board of safari boats or through diving centers that operate safari boats.

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.
  • Adhering to the instructions of the lecturer until the end of the training.
  • Commitment to attend the full session from beginning to end.

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.

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

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