KOTA KINABALU: Scuba diving had contributed five percent of the total RM4.7 billion receipts to the state’s tourism industry last year.
The 2007 statistics showed that some 40,000 people of whom 30 percent were domestic divers had come to experience the beauty and richness of Sabah’s underwater world, said Borneo Divers and Sea Sports Sdn Bhd managing director Clement Lee.
“Scuba diving has been an upcoming industry in the state although it has only been here for 25 years in terms of professional runs. Nevertheless, we would rather not want to see a rapid increase in the number of domestic and international divers coming to Sabah.
The reason being the industry cannot supply trained and qualified workers to meet the demand from an influx of these visitors. Therefore, it is good to always project progress from 10 to 15 percent a year,” he said when met during the two-day (Nov 30-Dec 1) Kids Scuba Camp at Mamutik Island.
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