23 June 2005

Underwater enthusiasts congregate to 'Celebrate the Sea' in Singapore

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Asia Pacific were again proud supporters of the growing underwater photography and film festival – Celebrate the Sea held over 3 full days (3-5 June 2005) Suntec, Singapore.

Supporting our partnership with Asian Geographic Magazines Pty Ltd., PADI Asia Pacific co-hosted a lunch on Friday 3 rd June 2005 and took the opportunity to introduce PADI Diving Society – Asia Pacific to members and partners.

More than 100 guests gathered to attend the informal launch eager to learn more about the exciting new development with Scuba Diver Australasia and the PADI Diving Society!

Celebrate the Sea 2005 opened this year in Singapore with the mantra "We celebrate anything and everything on this earth but neglect the very thing that keeps us alive – the SEA – Let's Celebrate the Sea!"

A plethora of underwater enthusiasts attended the action packed three day event ensuring that all concerned achieved favourable results.

The festival has conservation at its heart which is highlighted by a visually stunning underwater picture and underwater film festival – including international competitions, workshops and seminars. In addition kids are invited to join in the celebration with the children’s painting competitions – showcasing some amazing young talents!

Highlights included "An Unforgettable Evening" with Dr. Sylvia Earle, Scientist & Explorer, David Doubilet, National Geographic Photographer and Dr. Phil Nuytten, Deep Sea Explorer who all inspired and amazed the audience with a series of presentations.

Asia Scuba Tour – a major feature at Celebrate the Sea 2005
Crowds gathered around the Asia Scuba Tour proving again to be a main attraction at Celebrate the Sea.

The try-dive tank was positioned at the entrance to Suntec City shopping centre, supported by PADI and conducted by PADI Members, the Discover Scuba Diving program proved to be a great success with the virgin divers.

Close to 100 first-time divers were invited to suit up and become part of the fast-growing and exciting dive community and PADI officially validated each try dive with the use of the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.

Source: PADI


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