A warm welcome goes to Duncan McAllister who has taken over as manager of Sharm El Sheikh dive centre. Duncan learnt to dive with the Army in 1983, and became a SADS (Sub-Aqua Diving Supervisor) with the military in 1985. He was the Diving Officer for several military units and became a BSAC Club Instructor in 1986.
Having left the Forces in 1992, Duncan went to Calcutta, India, for a year where he ran a British-owned company for the Chairman of Sheffield United.
When he returned to the UK, he went into the property business in London as an Operations Director for Jackson-Stops & Staff estate agents.
But diving called and in 2004, he and his partner, Jennie, who is also a dive instructor, moved to Sharm lock, stock and barrel!
Duncan is now a PADI Staff Instructor with 15 Specialities and previously worked in Sharm with Red Sea Diving College as an instructor and therefore knows the area and dive sites well. And finally, the Emperor Team wishes Tim Connor, Duncan's predecessor, all the best with in his new job with Coltri Sub.