Guinness World Record


 A big thank you to everyone
who has supported this!


Dive World Record

All went well. New Dive World Record by Ahmed Gabr.

332,35 m . 18.09.2014 in Dahab . Egypt. 

DECO International is proud and thankful for providing

medical Support and the fruitful Teamwork .


Didier Noirot - cousteau Diver . Emmy winner : documentary

Dr. Ahmed Kamal TDI/SDI : Organisation 

H2O Dahab: Technic and Support diving

Thanks to all Hands and sponsors

Diving World Record

It’s a neverending journey of discovery. It allows you to push your limits.
Ultra deep diving requires high levels of training, experience, discipline,
high precision, confidence, fitness and surface support.
Since 1947 when Frederic Dumas, a colleague of Jean-Jacques Cousteau
went to 94M on air to the actual World record in 2005 made by Nuno Gomes
at 318,25M deep, scuba-diving industry and divers have always been further.
No man has never reached 350M in an open circuit.
Imagine, you are on top of the Eiffel Tower, (actually 26 meters even higher,
to be exact) and you slide in the Red Sea…
The Guinness World Records have accepted our application, so it’s time for
you to clear your schedule for September 13th, 2014 and head to Safaga, Egypt and
be part of a breathtaking, unforgettable adventure!

dive medicine convention November 2012

Dr. Fayoumi informed about DECO International 

and the medical care situation in Egypt and how

important to have a hospital based chambers

for treatment of diving accidents.

dive medicine convention November 2012

PD Dr. Claus-Martin Muth ispired the listeners

with his diverting speech about diving medicine

dive medicine convention

DECO International dive medicine convention on the 9. November 2012  in El Gouna. 
El Gouna, Abu Tig Marina, Du Port Pool Club, 09.11.12, 18:00 – 22:00h
18:00 – 19:00   English Language -  HBO Therapy, quo vadis? not only for divers
19:00 – 19:30   Break
19:30 –  21:00  German Language  - Auf Du und Du mit dem Tauchunfall Tauchunfälle verstehen, erkennen und Faktoren kennen, die eine Entstehung begünstigen.
21:00 – 22:00   podium discussion  
Speakers : Dr. Khaled El Tobgy, PD Dr. Claus-Martin Muth, Dr. Fadel El Fayoumi
The participation is free of charge. Nevertheless, due to space limitations, we ask you for advance registration under specification of name and diving center.
Best regards
 Dr. Fadel El Fayoumi
DECO International

New Recompression Chamber in Marsa Alam

DECO International team is pleased to announce that we have opened a new Recompression Chamber
in the Hospital of Port Ghalib close to Marsa Alam Airport. Starting at  05.09.2010 .
The hospital is a modern, european standard establishment with a very good team of doctors covering
all specialties and 24 hour medical emergency facility.
Our Chamber in Marsa Alam, Dahab and El Gouna are integrated in very modern hospitals which is
enormously important to have such a medical infrastructure for the treatment of diving accidents.
Our Chamber in Safaga is located at Safaga General Hospital. The 5th. Chamber is in the Marina of Hamata.
with his own 24 hour emergency clinic, an on site ambulance is stationed and linked to Port Ghalib Hospital.
This enlargement was only possible thanks your loyalty and good cooperation. DECO is a non profit organisation
and invests all profits in new facilities to offer absolute security to all divers. 
Our chambers are providing healthcare services to all Arab & Bedouin locals free of charge as part of helping the local community.

Divers Healthy Tips

Healthy Diving
Whatever your age and athletic ability level, consider the fitness required for scuba. To that end, DAN offers guidelines for healthy and safe diving.
Predive Physical
Learning to dive? Been away from the sport? Have certain medical conditions? You may need a physician referral before diving. Do you have questions about your fitness to dive or do you need an evaluation by a dive physician? DAN can refer you to a specialist in your  area.                                                                                                            Diving on Medications
If you take a new medication before a dive, consider possible side effects before you enter the water. If a medication “may cause drowsiness,” reconsider your plan to dive. Diving while taking medication? Pay attention to any adverse effects, which may be due to the medication.
Asthma and Diabetes
Specialists in dive medicine voice concern about the advisability of allowing some with asthma or diabetes to dive. DAN continues researching safety issues of diving for individuals with underlying heath problems. Potential divers with either of these conditions need to be evaluated on a case by case basis prior to diving. Contact the DAN Medical Department for more information. Your DAN membership helps support these studies.
Enjoy Scuba
Anyone with good heath and fitness can enjoy a lifetime of diving. Follow these guidelines. 

    See your physician for regular checkups.
    Get regular exercise.
    Be rested, hydrated and well-nourished before diving,
    Use proper equipment and exposure protection.
    Plan your dive, avoiding overexertion.
Donot hide or downplay any medical condition or health problem. Address such a problem with a medical professional.
Second: Nutrition & Scuba diving.
As your diving season arrives, it might be a good time to remind everyone about eating for diving. Over my many years of diving, I have had the occasion to learn through trial and (mostly) error, as well as watching others, what it takes to have a pleasant day of diving. What you eat just might make the difference between a good, safe dive and what might be a bummer, a trip to the chamber. What follows is my  fool-proof list of things to eat or drink in preparation for your long-awaited dive trip. 

Six to three days before
This is the time to build your water and carbohydrate stores. Note the order of importance. It is a must to drink enough water so that your urine is copious and clear the last few days before a dive. Being well-hydrated is thought by many to be vital to the prevention of decompression sickness. Excessive alcohol intake or a bout of local.
Two days before                                                                                                                               This is the day to be sure you have plenty of water in your system and plenty of calories. It is here that some people get into trouble on long airplane trips by ingesting too much alcohol containing beverages. The alcohol acts as a diuretic, directly causing dehydration. In addition, the dry atmosphere of the airplane cabin can cause significant fluid loss.Most  people do well to eat a little more than usual on this day, sticking to high carbohydrate foods and evenly spaced meals. Some people prefer to get the extra calories from food while others like sports drinks or milk. Also, work on getting a few good nights sleep here, because it can be difficult to sleep restfully on a plane trip to the dive site. Day before Here is where most divers get into trouble--overeating during the trip to the dive site. Avoid bad eating habits you may slip into if you have to travel to the dive. Eating a little less than usual today will make you a little lighter tomorrow on your dive day, so drop your intake by about 500 calories. One of the worst things you can do is raid the pre-dive pasta bash. Lots of oil-laced pasta, buttered bread, and high-fat salad dressing will only give you plenty of ammo for the boat head in  the morning. At this point, it is too late to make up for poor eating earlier in the week. Diarrhea on a diveboat is not a good thing! Stick with broth-based soup, Jello, cereal, low-fat pudding, fruit, vegetables, carnation instant breakfast, and sports drinks on this day. Be sure to drink a little extra water.                                                                                                                                                    Dive  day                                                                                                                                            Stay away from unusual foods. Eat a small breakfast if you suffer from heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux). Be sure to eat at least two hours before the dive and avoid high-fat muffins, doughnuts, and honey buns. If the dive is in the afternoon, keep the portions small and choose high-carbohydrate foods and sports drinks or water for lunch. You should be drinking water up to one-half hour before the dive. About 10 or 15 minutes before the  have a water bottle handy and take in two-four ounces of water. Water consumed this close to the dive start will help counteract the obligatory diuresis of your initial water immersion

During the dive

Depending  on the number of dives, drinking water is usually best. Most dive boats have a supply of cold water available with plenty of cups. If it is a long way to and from dive sites with a long off-gassing between dive period, consider a sports drink or try easy to eat, high-carbohydrate foods (fig bars, bananas, sports bars/gels, low-fat cookies, etc.) and plenty of liquids. Most divers bring their own sources of energy (lemon drops, hard candy, oranges). I have not seen any divers using any of the sports gels that runners use. One word of caution--on some dive sites in distant, ethnic spots, the food served for the between dive lunches is indigestible if not inedible.  


After the dive                                                                                                                                  Scarf down high-carbohydrate foods after a dive as soon as possible (this doesnot include beer if you are diving the next day). Try to eat something every couple of hours all day long if you are diving again and at least for four - six hours after short dives. Avoid alcohol as long as possible the few hours after a dive as it will dehydrate you as well as slow the restoration process of your liver and exercising muscles.While following these tips may not allow you to dive any deeper or use less air, it can make a big difference how you feel during and after the dives.  It is just possible that you might ward off getting bent and ruining a good vacation or even having  permanent neurological damage. In addition, your slim physique also might also save a few bucks by you being able to get into last years wet suit and BC. 

As For Muslims during "Ramadan month" you can still perform diving while fasting hours however it is so important that you drink at least 4 liters of liquids during the non fasting time also to avoid the sun completely and stay in a cool place as much as possible to stop the loss of water during sweating, moreover you can rinse your body for 10 to 15 minutes in a cool fresh water.

Quoted, simplified & revised by:  
Dr Hani Salah Eldine                                                                                    Hyperbaric & Diving Medcine                                                                             DECO International


New Recompression Chamber in Hamata

DECO International team is pleased to announce that we have opened our Recompression Chamber and 24 hour medical emergency facility

in the Marina of Hamata, 135 km South of Marsa Allam city starting at 1st of February 2010. This being the 4th chamber after El Gouna, Safaga and Dahab.
We will continue providing all the services provided by DECO International including the chamber support program. Our company deals with all insurance companies and has a 24 hour hotline to answer any of your questions. We are linked to El Gouna International Hospital and an onsite ambulance is stationed at our new location. 
These are some of the services provided by DECO International: 
-         Basic medical and surgical emergencies
-         Diving Medicine consultation and advice
-         Medical Certificates
-         Recompression Therapy
-         Diving medicine education
-         Chamber support program
-         Dry dives in chamber
-         PADI Recompression Awareness Specialty
 Our chambers are providing healthcare services to all Arab & Bedouin locals  free of charge as part of helping the local community.

Summer diving

                                   Diving in Hot climates
       Diving is one of the most interesting sports that attract tourists to Egypt. Exploring the underwater world is like leaving the planet Earth and visiting another planet, seeing different creatures with different colours, how they feed, live and move like the most organized troupe with one leader without going to school, reading books or receiving any modern education. It also gives you a hint to stop and think about God`s unlimited marvelous unique creation to this world.
         Most of Divers that come to Egypt come from Europe, which has a much colder weather compared to Egypt. This marked difference must be respected and put in consideration and I advise all divers not to under estimate it. The fact of changing the climate from Europe to Egypt is some sort of shock and disturbance affecting your body temperature. You must double the amount of water you are drinking and practicing diving even makes the matter more serious.
          All the cylinders that divers use while diving contains pure compressed dry air, means that the air moisture has been filtered before entering the tank countering the need of your body that cannot breathe dry air and compromising gas exchange inside the lung alveoli. But our bodies have a solution for it. The dry air, on it`s way from the second stage to your lung alveoli gets water and moisture from the surrounding tissue passing by them, the throat, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles. This moisturing process withdraws a big amount of water from your body. As a matter of fact, 3 sixty minutes dives per day will take approximately 1.5 liters of water to remoisture the air you breathe, and yet you didn`t calculate the amount of water you lose through sweat along the whole day!
           So, it makes sense and sounds easy to overcome it, but not all divers sleep early and get enough rest as if they are waking up early to go to the church. We have some naughty divers that stay up late at night drinking beers and alcoholics to get the maximum blast ever and accomplish what they were here for. It must be well known to them that this is another source of dehydration because these drinks are diuretics i.e enhance losing your body water via urination process. In addition, your liver needs a separate amount of water to catabolise (break) and get rid of the alcoholic toxins you have ingested.
           So you must understand that when you are dehydrated your blood volume decreases and the amount of nitrogen you arise within the dive is still the same. So it`s obvious that your blood get`s oversaturated with nitrogen which means that you are more prone to bends and decompression sickness.
            To understand the importance of water, 67 % of your whole body composition is water and 90 % of your cell composition is made out of water. So water is an essential and basic component for all your metabolic and vital processes occurring inside your body. As a matter of fact, your body is the highest technology found on this Planet. Plants just feed and grow by water!!
             Eventually we talked about remoisturing dry air, cooling process of the body through sweat and diuretic alcohols. At your homes in Europe you need within a normal regular basic life an average of 2-3 liters of water per day. So in your opinion, how much liters of water you need to drink per day in Egypt to compensate all this loss?? I guess the answer will be at least 5 liters/day.
            For God`s sake give your body a break and respect diving!!
                                    "God bless you divers"
                                                                                  Dr Wissam Megali