Scuba diving could be the best therapy to overcome depression which is on the rise in the country, said Deputy Minister of Tourism, Datuk Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib.
He said the country's seas and shores with its varied flora and fauna could reduce and even overcome a diver's stress.
Sulaiman said among divers' havens were the very popular islands of Sipadan , Perhentian, Layang-layang, Payar and Tioman.
"We have many attractive destinations for scuba diving therefore make good use of God's gift to overcome stress.
"Furthermore the water temperatures here are not seasonal so one could swim, dive or participate in other water sports all year round," he told reporters after officiating the Malaysia International Dive Expo 2009 here.
Sulaiman said the Tourism Ministry was actively promoting Sipadan Island like it was one of seven wonders of the world.
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