Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sabah takes plunge with launch of 'End in Sipadan' diving campaign

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Tourism and Culture Ministry has kickstarted its "End in Sipadan" campaign to promote Sabah as a major, world-class diving destination.

Ministry director Ahmad Zaki said the campaign, which runs till June, will highlight diving sites here and in Kudat, Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Semporna.

"Sabah's diving trails, both old and new, will ensure an enthralling experience for divers.

"This campaign will also feature six volunteerism programmes, including coral planting, underwater cleaning, and turtle resting reef-building at the diving sites," he said during a press conference at Pulau Sapi island here, whereby the media and tour operators were taken on diving tours.

Three-day beginner diving lessons, which started yesterday, are among the first activities of the campaign aimed at affording participants a first-hand experience of being underwater with diverse marine life.