Commentary by Duncan McAllister, Sharm's Dive Centre Manager
It's strange how all the important awards each year happen around the same time and you don't know which one to attend. There's the Oscars, Baftas, Emmys, Grammys and - most importantly - the EDs.
The EDs are voted for by the instructors themselves and therefore reflect their own ideas on how each individual performs. This year the awards were attended by everyone in the dive centre from jetty staff to boat crews and, of course, the instructors. It also made me realise we have over 55 staff here in Sharm and they all deserve a mention for their hard work throughout the year and the service they provide to our guests and friends.
Not only was it the first time so many of us had been together but it was also Dan's leaving do, so it all just seemed to fit into place as a great night and occasion.
So not to keep you in suspense anymore here are the categories, nominees and winners.
Favourite Instructor Award Pete, Denis, Elise, Terry and Shaun
The winner Denis
Team Player Award Denis, Dan, Roger, Terry
The winner Terry
Most Social Award Roger, Mat, Elise, Shaun
The winner Roger
Most Improved Instructor Liz, Ryan, Elise
The winner Ryan
Biggest Contributor Carol, Ali (Senior Driver), Dan
The winner Dan
Biggest Mistake Ryan, Steve P, Sonya
The winner Steve P
Favourite Egyptian Staff Ali (Senior Driver), Gamal, Saad
The winner Ali
Most Improved Egyptian Staff Gamal, Saad, Ali (Equipment)
The winner Saad
Best Boat Marcus, Shorouk, Kastan Sea
The winner Kastan Sea
Terry receives his ED from Steve H
Ali receives his ED from Denis
Dan receives his ED from Duncan
Denis receives his ED from Carol
Roger receives his ED from Susi
Ryan receives his ED from Tammi
Steve P receives his ED from Laura
Saad recieves his ED from Dan