PADI is happy to announce the registration of the first PADI Freediving Centre on the Egyptian Mainland: IDive Diving Center!We are also proud to have multiple UK freediving team member and PADI Freediving Master Instructor Suzanne Pugh join the PADI freediving family.
IDive, PADI 5 Star IDC diving center, run by Erika Marchino and Carlo Cogliati has been at Fort Arabesque for 11 years introducing new divers to the wonders of the Red Sea and providing a fantastic location for experienced divers to enjoy the amazing house reef and many local dive sites.IDive are now looking forward to meet all PADI Freedivers needs from Beginner to Master Freediver. The center is equipped with a 20m swimming pool, a sheltered house reef from 0-30 meters, boat dives to depths of 100m +. This is the perfect set-up for freediving courses, training sessions and workshops.
..started freediving in 2001 after completing her PADI OWSI at the end of 2000. Her first freediving experience was with Instructor Yahia Safwat (now PADI Course Director) and buddy Sam Amps (also now PADI Course Director) who have been instrumental in creating the PADI Freediver Program.
Her first freedives were from the beach at Fort Arabesque enjoying the stunning house reef. Now 16 years later she is looking forward to teaching her own PADI students from the same beach.
Suzanne has been on the UK Freedive Team since 2002 competing in Hawaii, Vancouver, Canada, Japan and in Makadi Bay in 2006 from the IDive centre.
from left to right:
- Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler
- Suzanne Pugh
- Sam Kirby
- Liv Philip
- Hannah Stacey
We Wish IDive and Suzanne the Best of Success !