Friday, March 26, 2010

40,000 divers visit Sabah last year

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 42 divers received the Professional Association of Diving Instructor (Padi) certificate in Course Director Training Course (CDTC) during a graduation dinner held at the Sutera Harbour Resort here on Wednesday.

The divers came from 20 countries from around Asia, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and the Middle East.

Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Tengku Zainal Adlin, who represented State Minister of Tourism Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun at the event, said out of 2.25 million arrivals in Sabah last year, 40,337 were divers.

He said in spite of this, only 120 divers are allowed per day in Sipadan island, in order to conserve Sabah’s rich marine biodiversity.

Theresa Tham, corporate director of Borneo Divers, said all 42 CDTC participants were master instructors carefully selected by Padi to undertake the course, the highest level of achievement in Padi training system.

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