The largest professional diving industry sector is The Training and Exploration Sector, which caters generally speaking for recreational divers.
With an estimated 250,000 active individuals, and 12,000 diving facilities worldwide.
The Workforce is active either as, sales and support staff, Captains and crew, Snorkel and Dive Guides, Instructors, Trainers, Course Directors, Agency Representatives, Manufacturers, Service and Products providers.
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While we are confident, that our products and services to our members, will be economically viable, without fundraising efforts and donations; in the future.
However, for our first three launching months of official operation; and the IADP HQ SETUP, we will need support from our fans and wide network. Time to evolve, time to put our money, where our mouths are.
Your support, and donations, will be put to good use, and benefit professional divers worldwide.
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The Red Sea University Project, aims to help in the development of the Marine Faculties, taught at the Red Sea University in Port Sudan.
The project is based on the premise of bringing, knowledge and tools to developing countries. And subsequently help them to achieve self sustainability.

Consisting of the following, concrete development aid:

  • Organizing a worldwide collection of educational, research and support materials. The Collection of marine safety, boating, swimming and diving equipment; both new and second hand. Which will be collected in central points across Europe, thanks to our network of professionals and volunteers. Subsequently the collected materials will be centrally collected and shipped to Port Sudan.
  • Sending a team of advisors and teachers, to help setup an official diving academy under the auspices of the Red Sea University. Subsequently ensure continuous monitoring and consulting for the next years; until such time the academy is self sufficient.
  • Enable the exchange of information, and expanding educational curriculums in the following fields:

    1. Marine Biology
    2. Sustainable Coastal Management
    3. Naval Architecture
    4. Recycling
    5. Sustainable fisheries
    6. Marine & Tourism Development

Project Team:

  • Coordinator: Henri Hemmerechts
  • Scientific Advisor: Dr. GJ Gast
  • European Coordinator: Mrs. A Tekoppele
  • Sudan Coordinator: Mr.A El Mahdi

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A passionate mariner, professional diver and a business consultant, a colleague, a fellow dive professional; I live and breathe, the diving industry since 1988.
I started the DIVE PROFESSIONALS project in 2007, to unite likeminded professionals; and create a counter balance to global challenges, individuals cannot take on by themselves.
As the founder, of the IADP, I take full responsibility, in putting our mission statement, and decisions by the Board of Directors, into actions.
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