Saudi woman coach started diving into sea ‘by chance’

Saudi woman coach started diving into sea ‘by chance’
Her love for diving started by chance when she visited Sharm El-Sheikh. (AFP)
Updated 07 May 2016

Saudi woman coach started diving into sea ‘by chance’

Saudi woman coach started diving into sea ‘by chance’

JEDDAH: Diving is a journey for discovery and an important form of relaxation, and more and more people, especially women, are taking up the sport, says Nofa Al-Osaimi, a female diving coach.
She said her love for diving started by chance when she visited Sharm El-Sheikh for participation in a sea tour — the first of its kind in the world of diving.
“At that time, I was studying in Britain. The diving urge remained in me and I wanted to finish my studies quickly so that I could pursue diving licenses,” Al-Osaimi was quoted as saying by local media on Friday.
“Afterwards, I went to Sharm El-Sheikh and got the first license as a diver, followed by a permit as an advanced diver. I still ensured that I got more licenses to become a trainer,” she said.
According to Al-Osaimi, diving has many benefits like hope and happiness, objective energy that revives a person in addition to getting a better perspective about saving the sea from plastics and other bad material and just to ensure the beauty of the blue waters as the sea is considered as a soruce of food for humans.
Al-Osaimi wants to establish a diving center for women that is secure and safe, and to make people more aware of the importance of the marine environment.