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HISTORY

SCUBA PLUS was established back in 1992, it came about when founder Karim Helal discovered his passion for the blue in 1991, when  upon completing his initial diving courses went searching for diving equipment in Cairo.

It was then that he realized the limited options available in terms of outlets and equipment, there was only one dive shop of note at the time ( our friends at Scubatec in Heliopolis), and that's when the journey started, together with jean Michel Dib , his partner at the time, Scuba plus was born late in 1992, with the invaluable help and contribution of Jennifer Sutton ( khanfoura), and Massimo.

By the time SCUBA PLUS moved into its spacious two levels showroom/school at the newly open Cairo World Trade Center in 1993, it boasted a whole array of brands making their way for the first time in Egypt , the likes of Poseidon, Sea Quest, Henderson, Body glove, Apollo, Apeks , Dive-Rite, OMS, Beuchat, Dacor, Oceanedge, Suunto, Uwatec Aladdin, and more..., and was the first PADI 5 Star IDC center in Cairo.

SCUBA PLUS can claim to have truly introduced the love of this beautiful sport onto the Cairo scene , specially with its very popular courses amongst the student body of the AUC American University of Cairo, which led to having an ever growing following who truly became one family , congregating daily at the shop at the WTC.
The first generation of Cairo diving pioneers and some of todays industry be leaders came out of the Scuba Plus family, including to mention just a few;

Karim Fayed ( Sea queen fleet), the late Osama Abd-El Samad, Ahmed Gabr "the world's deepest ever diver", Khaled Sobhi, Sameh Sokar, Amr Abd El-Bary (Sea Serpent Fleet),the legendary Ali Baba, Wael Hamroush ( now a senior banker),  the late Adib Sorial, Anita Jones (the Iron Woman), Sherif Abo Senna (the first Egyptian dive master with physical disability), Mohamed EL Sayed (RIP), Mohamed Shamala, and of course Dr. Mohamed Saleh, Hany Gebry /king dude (of Castle Zaman), Maged Yehia, Ahmed Saad (TDI IT), Sherif Kazem, Mohamed Sawwan, Haitham Wagih, Mostafa Adel, Tarek Abdel Moneim, Ahmed Khalifa the iron man who is still with us today as Chief trainer and so many more very dear friends

Scuba plus continues to this day , as it always was..a family...

OUR TEAM

Our Staff are fully Qualified & Licensed Professionals, whom have many years of Experience

Founder

Karim Helal

Karim Helal started His career in banking back in 1972 in Cairo, since then he had held various senior international banking positions in Bahrain , Hong Kong and London until the early 1990”s. In 1992, his interest in Scuba diving began, successfully setting up SCUBA PLUS, the first PADI Five Stars Diving center and Club in Cairo, followed by the iconic DIVERS LODGE dive clubs in Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, pioneers of technical diving in Egypt and the middle east, and founded TDT/SDI middle east training agency in 1996 till today. While running Divers Lodge in Hurghada, and in an effort to improve the operating and safety standards for the whole of the diving industry, he was instrumental in setting up and becoming chairman of the Red Sea Association for diving and water sports, the first body to regulate the industry in Egypt, This was followed , again by spearheading the effort to gain official government recognition of the sector, culminating in establishing the touristic chamber for diving and water sport, and became its first chairman, and represented the industry as board member of the Egyptian Tourism federation. He also served special advisor to the minister of Tourism from 2018 to 2020.

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Partner & General Manager

Osman Gamal

Osman has been with Karim Helal from the very beginning of Scuba plus since 1992, he is a pillar of the company and holds together all the admin, sales & logistics that makes all the courses, trips and safaris run seamlessly. Osman is well know to all diving community in Cairo and beyond, always ready with a solution for any problem.

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IDC Staff Instructor - Chief Trainer

Ahmed Khalifa - OCTOPUS

Ahmed is an Ex. Military counter terrorism special forces, He went through his diving training with Scuba Plus since the mid nineties, and has since become our chief trainer and instructor till today , training and certifying hundreds of qualified and responsible divers. He is PADI IDC staff instructor & SDI speciality trainer.

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Business Developmet Director & Scuba Instructor

Tamer Mostafa

Tamer went through his diving training with Scuba Plus since 2012, and has since become our Business Developmet Director and instructor till today.

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Scuab instructor

Tharwat Mostafa

Tharwat went through his diving training with Scuba Plus since 2010, and has become our trip trip operations coordinator and instructor starting from 2019 till today.

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IDC staff instructor

Mohamed Tarek

Tarek went through his diving training with Scuba Plus since the mid nineties, and has since become our instructor and is still training divers until today.

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Art Director/Fitness Instructor

Kareem Hamid

"Our Graphics wizard… the man behind all the artworks of scuba plus. in addition he is an ISSA Certified fitness trainer, Instructing our Fitness for divers Class since 2019. He is PADI Divemaster and has been diving with scuba plus diving club since 2011."

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scuba equipment technician

Said Mohamed

Said went through his Scuba equipment technician training with Scuba Plus since the mid-nineties, and has Trained and certified By Specialists from Many different Scuba equipment companies like Poseidon, Scubapro , Cressi, OMS, Ocanec, Seac And Aqua lung till today , Servicing a thousand of divers scuba equipment’s.

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Accountant

Hany Barzi

Hany has been join us from 1998, he is a pillar of the company and holds together the company finances

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