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Red Sea Global Leads Saudi Arabia in Diving Accessibility with Pioneering PADI Recognition

Red Sea Global, the visionary force behind regenerative tourism havens such as The Red Sea and AMAALA, proudly announces a groundbreaking achievement: both of its dive centres have earned the esteemed distinction of becoming the inaugural PADI Adaptive Service Facilities in Saudi Arabia.

PADI, the esteemed Professional Association of Diving Instructors, recognises dive centres with adaptive provisions, setting the standard for inclusive diving experiences worldwide.

Securing this accreditation demanded meticulous attention to detail from RSG, ensuring every facet of the dive bases, from infrastructure and logistics to communication methods and safety measures, is designed to embrace and accommodate all divers. This accolade mandates the presence of PADI Adaptive Techniques Instructors and wheelchair accessibility throughout the facilities, including diving pools and boats, to provide inclusive diving adventures for all guests.

Rosanna Chopra, Red Sea Global’s Executive Director of Destination Development, remarked, “PADI’s mission, as the foremost ocean exploration and diving organization, aligns perfectly with our commitment to nurturing a global community passionate about ocean preservation. We take great pride in spearheading adaptive diving initiatives in Saudi Arabia and being part of this international network.”

Red Sea Global operates two PADI 5 Star Dive Centers: Nujuma Dive Center at the Nujuma Ritz Carlton Reserve hotel and the TBV Dive Club at Turtle Bay Village, both managed by Galaxea, RSG’s wholly owned dive operations subsidiary. Galaxea instructors underwent comprehensive training to achieve the Adaptive Techniques Instructor certification, which equips them to teach specialised PADI courses catering to divers with disabilities.

The Saudi Water Sports and Diving Federation lauded Red Sea Global’s milestone, emphasising its significance in spotlighting diving in the Red Sea as a beacon of inclusivity, excellence, and marine biodiversity. The federation pledges ongoing collaboration with Red Sea Global to expand opportunities for divers of all abilities.

Last year, Red Sea Global reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring full accessibility and inclusivity across its luxury destinations and experiences. This latest accomplishment underscores its relentless pursuit of this pledge.

Amidst these achievements, The Red Sea welcomed its inaugural guests last year, while the Red Sea International Airport commenced domestic flights, with international flights soon to follow. Additionally, two hotels are operational, with three more slated to open this year. The opening of Thuwal Private Retreat and the forthcoming debut of AMAALA, including the Triple Bay Phase 1 resorts, Corallium, and the iconic Yacht Club, further signify RSG’s unwavering dedication to redefining luxury tourism with inclusivity at its core.