In conjunction with the Miss Scuba International Pageant which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on the 9th December 2011, MSI Diving Exhibition will be opened to the public from the 9th – 11th December 2011 at the Centre Atrium of 1Borneo Hypermall. For those who wish to witness the crowning of the first ever Miss Marine Ambassador 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of 1Borneo, tickets are priced between at RM300, RM500 and RM1000 per seat.
15 finalists of the first Miss Scuba International from Malaysia, China, Thailand and Indonesia will compete for the Miss Marine Ambassador title. It is reported that the contestants are now undergoing training at Sipadan-Mabul Resort to expose them to marine environment and scuba diving. According to the founder and chairman of Miss Scuba International Ltd, Robert Lo, the purpose of the event is to celebrate the inner beauty and courage of today’s modern women and simultaneously advocate worldwide marine conservation. It aims to encourage scuba diving among women, promote scuba to boost tourism industry and promote global ocean conservation.
Besides the top three awards, there will be five other special awards for Miss Photogenic, Miss Best Diver, Miss Personality, Miss Marine Conservation and Miss Popularity.
According to Mr Lo, part of the judging would be done on Mabul Island, particularly the five special awards. These would then be tallied with the remaining which will be judged at the finale in 1Borneo on December 9. Prizes in cash and gifts for the top three winners and for five special awards total more than USD100,000.
Read more at Borneo Post
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