A Word from Alfred Vouk | DDA President

Fred Vouk DDA President

Dear DDA Members,

On behalf of the Dhahran Dive Association, thanks for 2016 and welcome to 2017!  2017 will be packed with diving adventures, both in Kingdom and around the world.

In 2016 our members organized 13 trips with over 250 slots.  Seven were to the Red Sea, one was to the Maldives, two to Sharm-el-Shaikh, one to Oman and one to Indonesia.  Thank you members! 2016 also returned HMYA beach access to each of our certified members with the presentation of an up-to-date DDA membership card.

I also extend a special welcome to our new members who recently moved to the Kingdom from all our existing DDA members and I am sure you will discover the underwater world here to be spectacular!  Biggest thanks go to our present and new board members who contribute so much to our association.

Living in Saudi Arabia, we have access to some of the best world class dive sites imaginable.  Our community’s superb diving instructors provide the full spectrum of courses ranging from children’s beginning scuba to advanced deep diving while making full use of the excellent air station facilities generously provided for our use by Saudi Aramco.

There are activities in the works for 2017 including our monthly dinners and presentations.  Typically our monthly dinner meetings will take place near the end of the month, excluding January, and our meetings will include catered dinners followed by a presentation or movie and photos by our own diving enthusiasts sharing their underwater activities and adventures.

On behalf of our board I wish you great diving in 2017!

2017 Board Members

The DDA (Dhahran Dive Association) was formed om 1980 to cater to the scuba divers in Dhahran.  With 37 years of experience and knowledge we are able to support and service our Dive Members.

The DDA regularly organizes social events such as Monthly Dinner Meetings, Treasure Hunts, Refresher Dives and much more.  Check our website regularly for incoming events.

We are proud to present the 2017 elected Board Members.  These Board Members are a dedicated volunteer team to ensure that all DDA Members's needs are met.

Board PositionContactEmailWork PhoneHome PhoneCell Phone
PresidentFred Voukalfred.vouk@aramco.com880-9658878-4053
Vice-PresidentDavid Owen880-9902050-385-3127
TreasurerJames VanderVyverjames.vandervyver@aramco.com874-6671050-481-3547
SecretaryLouise Toddann.todd@aramco.com873-3689
Membership DirectorRosie Healeyrosie.healey@jhah.com877-7547
Air Station DirectorBelinda Hayden Tamezbetamez3@gmail.com878-0433054-788-7338
Air Station DirectorDavid Owen880-9902050-385-3127
Equipment DirectorBelinda Hayden Tamezbetamez3@gmail.com--878-0433054-788-7338
Training DirectorHaitham Khaiyathaitham.khaiyat@aramco.com862-8260055-820-2000
WebmasterJuan "Ricardo" Simeonijuan.simeoni@aramco.com880-0196053-217-8159
Member at LargeEmily Young878-4053