In honour of the events created internationally to promote Women in Diving, we are happy to announce that an event is being planned in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt.
Reem Abdullah Al Edan is a Kuwati national female, who is currently a SSI Divemaster and she is currently completing her SSI Instructor qualification and working in the Ministry of Health in Kuwait and she is preparing to challenge and break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Saltwater Scuba diver (female).
The event is planned for October 2015 and is being organized by a management team who were recently involved in the recent successful Guinness World Record by Walaa Hafez to become the Longest Saltwater Scuba Diver (male), and are from The Rescue and Environmental Protection Society and Splash Red Sea.
It is our intention to train a support team and Reem herself in Egypt with the International support team who will consist mainly of women. The attempt to break the record will also be held in Egypt. We believe that this event will raise the profile of women in diving and also it is important to Reem to raise the awareness of women in Arabian countries who face daily challenges and she would like to show that it is possible to succeed and overcome a negative attitude in a male dominated atmosphere.
It is also believed that this event with the training and attempt being held here in Egypt will show that these two countries can support and celebrate this achievement together. We would also like to highlight that Egypt is a safe place to travel, something we believe is a much needed perception in the recent light of problems in Muslim countries. We also welcome any additional offers of sponsorship and particularly from within the diving community.
We will also be providing a support team of women and actively seek applications from women in the industry who are interested in assisting in this challenge, and raising the much needed positive perception of women in diving.
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