on behalf of the whole Lagona Divers team I hope that you and your relatives are healthy and safe during this time.
I am writing to you personally today because I am very concerned about our guests and our staff. And I will come straight to the point: Our team needs your help.
In the past few days (and we are still doing so), we have gradually refunded all payments for pre-booked dive packages. For all arrivals from mid-May 2020 onwards, this is already being done from external funds.
In the past years – we will “celebrate” our 25th anniversary in 2020 – we have worked hard to make sure that you and all other guests will have a relaxing and hopefully positive memory of your diving holiday. In the process we have survived the one or other crisis, not least through personal financial commitment in times without any income. Without your help, however, our Egyptian staff will, without exception, get into great financial difficulties in the current situation. The state “aid” in Egypt is not even worth mentioning here. And our existing liquid funds are not sufficient either.
All Lagona Divers – dive centers are closed since mid March. Realistically, this will be the case for quite some time.
I know that this is a difficult and frustrating time for many people whose diving holidays have been and will be hindered. We miss diving as much as anyone else, but we know that we must persevere and get through this extraordinary time together. We will continue to explore our options for reopening our bases and, as soon as it is safe to do so, we will dive with you again! Full of joy and pride to have overcome this crisis together.
Until then I ask for support for all Egyptian staff of Lagona Divers. Every Euro, which reaches us for a specific purpose, will be used directly for the financial support of our local employees.
In our online shop we have set up a possibility for support by credit card, bank transfer and Paypal. 20% of your donation will be returned to you immediately in the form of an online voucher. As a further thank you for any support via our online shop, no matter how small it may be, we are offering a download version of our anniversary thriller “Legrand and the Dead of Dahab”, admittedly an almost macabre title in view of the situation – and available in German only.
Help to ensure the survival of our team in Egypt.
For this I personally thank you very much