Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani met with Chamber of Diving and Water Sports (CDWS) members, to discuss methods of joint cooperation during the coming period.
The cooperation will look to develop Egypt’s diving and marine activities, in a way that preserves the environment and achieves the development of sustainable tourism.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed a number of topics that would contribute to the improvement of diving and marine activities, and the controls needed to regulate this sector’s work. At the same time, it would ensure the safety of Egypt’s marine environment.
The meeting also touched on preventing incorrect practices regarding tourists and marine life, especially in light of Egypt’s global excellence in this field.
Al-Anani stressed the importance of diving centres and marine activities at the various tourist destinations in Egypt, and their adherence to the requirements and controls of the established licences.
This comes in addition to the commitment to implement all precautionary and preventive measures, and health and safety controls, to protect workers and visitors.
For their part, the Chamber members gave a presentation on the efforts made by the CDWS to facilitate work procedures in this field. They reviewed the ways to reach tourists who prefer to practice these activities, especially through what is provided by the Chamber’s website, which will be officially launched soon.
The site provides all information on marine activities in Egypt, and where they can be accessed. The chamber also provides an opportunity to train tourists to dive through a group of skilled and highly experienced divers.
In addition, the two sides reviewed the number of diving awards the country has been awarded for its facilities in the Red Sea area, and the distinguished diving sites in this area.
In 2008, 2009, and 2010, opinion polls conducted in the UK showed that Red Sea beaches were the most popular for diving and marine activities, with Egypt winning second place in 2015, Meanwhile, Egypt also won second place in 2020 for marine and diving activities.