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Aug
2
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Ismail Marzouk [19 Dec 1978 – 2 Aug 2011] إسماعيل مرزوق

Ismail Marzouk إسماعيل مرزوق

Ismail Marzouk, one of Egypt’s leading technical diving instructors, has died today in Daedalus, during a wreck dive. He was 33. His body was never recovered.

As a young Cairo law student, Ismail was active with the socialist movement, before moving to the Red Sea where he worked in eco-tourism, learned diving and quickly became one of the most prominent IANTD instructors in the Red Sea. I spent weeks with Ismail last winter in Hurghada, where he introduced me to technical diving. His hospitality, sense of humor were unmatched. His home in Hurghada, I felt, was mine too thanks to his warm fraternal personality. Ismail, who passionately supported the revolution, has also been active in the ongoing efforts to unionize Egypt’s divers.

He is survived by his wife, Jude, and baby daughter, Aisha. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends. Rest in peace, Ismail.

Jan
6
0

IANTD Egypt

Matteo

I paid a visit to the IANTD Egypt headquarters today in Hurghada to have a chat with Matteo, the director, about social media and the diving industry. Some photos of the visit can be found here…

Dec
31
0

Tutorial: Essentials of Technical Diving

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Some of the essential skills in Technical Diving, performed by Andrew G. and Faisal Khalaf…

Dec
30
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Abu Ramada أبو رمادة

Abu Ramada أبو رمادة

Stormy weather in the sea today, while the streets of Hurghada are swimming in sewage, following a day of rain showers.

I planned and performed a 39 meter decompression dive today at Abu Ramada, with bottom time 25 minutes. This was my last dive, for the IANTD Advanced Nitrox course, and I got certified as a technical diver.

I want to thank my instructor Ismail Marzouk for opening a new horizon for me.

Dec
28
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Technical Diving Gear

Technical Diving Gear

My gear and Ismail’s on the boat, Hurghada…

Dec
26
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Deco Gas

The Compressor Room غرفة الكومبريسور

Ismail إسماعيل

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IANTD Instructor Ismail Marzouk preparing the Nitrox 50, in Hurghada.

Dec
23
4

IANTD

Hoss حسام

The more I am introduced to IANTD, the more I’m convinced that PADI is the McDonald’s of the diving industry.

Dec
23
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Technical Diving

Ismail إسماعيل

Ismail إسماعيل

Ismail إسماعيل

Ismail إسماعيل

IANTD Instructor Ismail fixing and preparing the gear for a deco dive drill at Tondoba, Marsa Alam…

Dec
20
2

Portraits: Divers بورتريهات: غطاسين

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Ismail, IANTD instructor…

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Kristina, a Bulgarian PADI instructor and diving magazine editor…

Check out more photography from Hurghada on my flickr…