Ahmed Sayed – PADI Regional Manager and Product Consultant (Middle East )
Telephone:+44 117 300 7317
A quick bio from Ahmed:
I was born and grew up in Egypt and graduated from Uni in 1993 then shortly after moved to the UK, joined PADI few years ago, when I started diving my Openwater course instructors were the 2 legends Course Directors and examiners Rick Somerset and Vikki Batten, currently I’m an IDC staff instructor and one eye on Master Instructor, I’m a Formula1 fan and of course I love diving”.
When did you first learn to dive? Learned to dive at PADI, did most of my student and instructor levels with some of the best in the industry.
How many dives have you done? Quite few, need to check properly!
What is the first bit of dive equipment you bought? I was given a wet suit and fins by Vikki Batten as a present after finishing my OW course (thanks Vikki). Both still in very good working order!
If you could only pack one bit of dive equipment to take with you on a trip what would it be? Mask
What is your favorite dive site in the UK? Challaborough Beach, South Devon, there is a wreck called The Persier. This Belgian steamer was torpedoed and sank in 1945 and can now be reached on a 10 minute RIB boat ride from Challaborough Beach, South Devon
What is your favourite dive site in the world? Ras Mohammed, El Sheik.
What song do you currently like to listen to before you go diving? I like all kind of music, but Bob Marley is my favourite (Don’t Worry)
What is your favourite animal underwater? Sharks fascinate me
What animal would you love to see on your next dive? Whale shark I would love to see.
What dive site is at the top of your to wish list? HMMMMMM, I have a massive list. I don’t know where start.
What sort of food do you pack in your lunch box to eat between dives? I get whatever available on the day, I’m not a fussy eater.
If you could go diving with someone (dead or alive) who would it be? You never get bored when you dive with Gorka Otaola my friend and colleague in the sales department