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    Red Sea project: Designs of the world’s first fully immersive marine life institute unveiled


    Sep 27, 2022

    TABUK — The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has released designs for its state-of-the-art Marine Life Institute.

    The institute will accelerate conservation-driven research while offering visitors multidimensional experiences that bridge educational exhibitions with adventure-filled excursions.

    “With 10 zones that provide everything from augmented reality experiences to night diving, and spaces for the scientific community to effectively progress their environmental projects, the Marine Life Institute is undeniably unique. Not only will it drive global green and blue innovations, but it will also help put Saudi Arabia on the map for travelers seeking trips that enrich their lives”, said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.

    “The institute will live in the Triple Bay marina at AMAALA but is the beating heart of our broader ambitions to protect and enhance the thriving Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Through our expanding portfolio of projects, we will share our valuable scientific discoveries with the world and enable our guests to experience the true beauty of our thriving coral reefs”, he added.

    Expected to host up to 650 people at any one time, guests will be able to walk underwater, snorkel with rare species, participate in lab tours and dive into the depths of the Red Sea in a submarine.

    A testament to TRSDC’s coral farming operations, the facility will also be home to one of the world’s largest man-made reefs, measuring an astonishing 40 meters long and 10 meters deep and providing an epic “Grand Reveal” moment for visitors on arrival.

    Set within the AMAALA destination on the west coast of Saudi Arabia and located on the waterfront of Triple Bay, the 10,340 square meter institute will comprise three levels – one above ground and two below – and offer stunning panoramic views of the Red Sea and the marina. — SPA

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