Labuan must be promoted more for wreck diving

PHOTO: ROZMAN (seated at third right) is seen with the foreign divers and tourism officers. 

5 March 2017

LABUAN – The foreign divers those spent their four-day trip for their diving activities in the surrounding islands of Labuan were amazed with the undersea historical value of shipwrecks.

One of the divers, Sabine Hanker (pic below) shared that it was a wonderful experience to dive to three major shipwrecks here where the their structures were still intact.

“It is still in monsoon season and it does affected the undersea visibility. But, the visibility today is much better. It was beautiful with the marine life of coral reefs, barracuda and others. There were so many schooling fish around and it is beautiful for divers.

“Labuan is a great destination for diving. I have been diving around Malaysia and I see Labuan must be promoted more for wreck diving as you have good heritage here for historical value where it is not visited a lot by divers,” she said, adding that they took around 20 to 40 minutes to reach the shipwrecks.

All the 18 newly certified PADI course directors coming from China, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States of America were treated for dinner at Nagalang Seafood Restaurant here on last night.

Hanker who is a Germany by nationality has been living in Asia for 17 years and now living in Philippines since last year.

The participants are all experienced PADI Master Instructors who attended the PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, from 21 February to 1 March.

Also present during the dinner was Labuan Member of Parliament, Datuk Rozman Isli.

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