YANBU: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Yanbu launched the “Tourism Diving” festival at Masmak in Sharm Yanbu.
The event includes sea theater, art evenings, diving exhibitions, virtual reality diving, deep-water exploration, a glass submarine, deep-sea activity, as well as diving activities related to the oldest sunken ship Iona and a deep-water photography workshop.
Yanbu Gov. Saad Al-Sihaimi said that the festival, in partnership with the Saudi Water Sports and Diving Federation, aims to promote Yanbu as the capital of diving.
Al-Sihaimi indicated that festival organizers are working to enable divers to explore the abundant coral in the surrounding waters.
The establishment of the festival supports tourism as an important resource in the national economy according to the Vision 2030 reform plan.