To be able to conduct diving courses in Egypt, you must have a recognition/exemption from the Egyptian government. This is arranged within the Chamber of Diving and Water Sports (CDWS).
Due to all kinds of political circumstances within Egypt, this ministry was closed for a while, so diving organisations could not apply for or renew this recognition/exemption. IAHD could therefore also not renew it.
Since last year, however, this ministry is fully operational again and we can report that IAHD instructors in active status are again fully authorized to give all IAHD courses in Egypt.