Red Sea Global launches water activity brands for guests

20 February 2023 Riyadh, KSA
Red Sea Global launches water activity brands for guests
  • PIF-owned RSG launches two environmentally friendly brands to deliver water sports at The Red Sea and Amaala destinations
  • “Creating experiences is just as important as building hotels,” says John Pagano, Group CEO 
  • New businesses align with Vision 2030’s sustainable approach to diversifying the Saudi economy
Red Sea Global (RSG), the PIF-owned developer behind two of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea giga-project and Amaala, has revealed two new brands that will provide water sports and diving experiences for guests staying at the projects on Saudi Arabia’s west coast.


WAMA and Galaxea are the first two subsidiary businesses to be announced since the developer rebranded as Red Sea Global in 2022, ahead of three resorts opening this year along with the first phase of a new international airport.


WAMA and Galaxea are sure to deliver unforgettable adventures for our guests- John Pagano, Group CEO


“Creating experiences is just as important as building hotels, and WAMA and Galaxea are sure to deliver unforgettable adventures for our guests,” said John Pagano, Group CEO of RSG. “Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, foiling, kite surfing, sailing, or exploring the Red Sea’s incredible submarine world, WAMA and Galaxea will create extraordinary moments and beautiful memories that last a lifetime.”


The brands have been created with sustainability in mind. To that end, Galaxea is collaborating with the Saudi Water Sports & Diving Federation and PADI International to ensure that all its diving facilities lead in regenerative tourism standards and offer a roadmap for future diving development globally.
WAMA is providing water sport adventures, including stand-up paddleboarding through mangroves and sailing on the Red Sea. 


RSG is currently hiring for roles across WAMA and Galaxea and expects to employ more than 250 people by 2026. 


The announcement follows last year’s 11-month-long research study, which revealed an exceptionally rich wildlife ecosystem in the Red Sea area. 
Rosanna Chopra, Executive Director of Destination Development, RSG, said:

“When we consider people, planet, product, and process alongside visitors, community, and marine life, we must look to how we protect these best while ensuring our environment can still flourish. By owning and operating water sports and diving activities, we can grow in line with the strategy defined by RSG and implemented across all our destinations.”


As Saudi Arabia’s transformation strategy Vision 2030 takes a sustainable approach to diversifying the national economy, PIF is focused on delivering on its environmental goals to create a better quality of life for people in Saudi Arabia and around the world. The Fund aims to reach net zero emissions by 2050.