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H2O Divers' team of experienced Instructors have been diving in Dahab and around the world for over 25 years.

H2O Dahab is a:
that offers a range of PADI, TDI, AIDA courses, with Trimix & Nitrox blending facilities on site.

Alex Heyes

Management & PADI Master Inst
TDI Advanced Nitrox Inst Trainer
EFR Instructor Trainer

Alex started diving when she was 12, becoming a Master Scuba Diver at 16. After gaining a Business & Marketing Degree, she ditched the 9-5 for a Divemaster Internship in England. She's dived in the Med, Indonesia, England and Caribbean and the Red Sea. She's now a PADI Master Instructor with 22 Specialties, EFR Instructor Trainer, DSAT Gas Blender Instructor and a TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor. She's also a TDI Advanced Trimix Diver, AIDA 2* Freediver and an Apeks Service Technician

Frank Vahrenhorst

TDI Advanced Trimix
Aqualung Service Technician

Frank hails from the Netherlands and previously lived in South Africa where he first learnt to dive back in 1993. Previously he worked as a Commercial Diver, until his calling back to scuba diving beckoned. He worked for a large dive centre in Turkey as a Divemaster until he came to Dahab in 2008 and finally did his IDC. Speaking Dutch, German and English his enthusiasm for diving shines through in either language.

Shrif Elkolaly

EFR Instructor
TDI Intro to Tech

Shrif has one of the biggest smiles in Dahab! He is one of the most experienced dive guides around being in Dahab since 2005. His love and passion for the underwater world is infectious; always ready to talk about what he spotted on the dive. Diving is certainly not just a job to him and he's looking to taking you on your next dive.

Jenny Lord

TDI Deco Pro Inst Trainer
TDI Advanced Trimix Inst
AP CCR Instructor

Jenny is a master of all trades: archery, climbing, running, cycling, canoeing & kayaking (I've been told there IS a difference) diving and technical diving. She's been teaching outdoor sports for many-a-year, first coming to Dahab in 2009 to transition from cold brrr in the UK to warm ahhh in Egypt. Having a brief hiatus where she worked along the likes of legend Mark Powell in the UK lakes, she's now back as a permanent fixture in H2O as our main tech instructor, but you will also see her in the shallows teaching photography

Ibrahim Gebril

TDI Gas Blender


TDI Advanced Nitrox
EFR Instructor

Dominic Gibbings

PADI Course Director
EFR Instructor Trainer
TDI Extended Range

Dom came to Dahab in 2004 to do his Divemaster and is now the highest rated instructor in the PADI system - he is able to conduct PADI Instructor courses (IDCs) He is very passionate about diving and teaching from Open Water courses to Instructor courses

Brian Crossland

AIDA Instructor Trainer
TDI Extended Range

Brian is an experienced AIDA Master Freediver Instructor who has trained for Deeperblue when he was living back in the UK. He is an Engineer by trade and very experienced in training people, not just in freediving, having trained over 700 people in different quality improvement techniques. He understands that different students have different learning styles and will try to coach and mentor you to the style that will help you develop your full potential.

Steve Hanson

TDI Extended Range
AIDA Freediver

Steve as been a PADI Instructor since 1999 and moved to Dahab the year after. He has over 5000 dives in varying countries such as: Malawi, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Belize, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico and obviously – Egypt! He has taught hundreds of students since his time in Dahab, so whether you're a complete beginner or experienced diver, he surely has some words of wisdom to impart on you!

Mohamed Reda

Accountant Extraordinaire
Emergency First Response

Mohamed, or 'Momo' as he's affectionately known is H2O's back office accountant. He has a vast amount knowledge about everything... and anything. Super helpful also, he will assist you to the best of his ability whenever he can.


H2O Dive Centre is located in the middle of Masbat Bay, the main pedestrian strip of Dahab, and close-by to 3 beautiful dive sites. The dive centre is surrounded by lots of restaurants, shops and bars to hang out. There is a little beach just in front where you can take a dip or enjoy the stunning and very peaceful view over the Gulf of Aqaba and the Saudi mountains.