Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 - Malaysia Asia Travel Blog

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015

Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015

The Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 seminar is now running for the third consecutive year since starting in 2013 and this time around, Tourism Malaysia Diving Ambassador Clement Lee was in Miri to share his experiences about diving around Sarawak among other invited guests and speakers. 

The Sarawak Adventure Dive is also organised by Tourism Malaysia Sarawak where the objective is to help make Sarawak the next diving haven. The state-level launching of the “Sarawak Adventure Dive” 2015 was officiated by Tourism Malaysia’s Director of Domestic Promotion Division Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof at the Imperial Hotel in Miri, Sarawak on the 20th August, 2015.

Sarawak Tourism Dive Expo
Tourism Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board, Tourism Malaysia staff with Clement and Amin
At this years event, a total of 30 divers comprising dive operators, travel agents, hoteliers and media from all over the country, as well as Miri-based tourism industry players were invited to experience the diving activities in Miri.

Before the seminar, media representatives, dive speakers, invited guests and Clement Lee had participated in a specially organised diving activity at various dive sites in Miri. Beginner or Open Water Divers were introduced to the beautiful Siwa Reef and Anemone Garden while advanced divers were treated to some spectacular diving at the Santak and Batu Belais dive sites.

Iskandar Mirza Tourism Malaysia
Mr.Iskandar Mirza, the Director of Domestic Promotions Diversion, Tourism Malaysia 
Also present in this seminar organised by Tourism Malaysia Sarawak is PADI Course Director Clement Lee, President Malaysia Scuba Diving Association Amin Mustapha and Sarawak Forestry Corporation Marine Biologist James Bali.

During the opening ceremony of Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015, Iskandar Mirza urged that this program is in line with Tourism Malaysia's goal to increase awareness on niche tourism products, especially diving which was promoted extensively in the past few years.

En.Sallahuddin, En.Iskandar together with invited guests and speakers
The Sarawak Adventure Dive is also in line with the recently launched new domestic travel campaign called ‘Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Dekat Je’ to encourage more Malaysians to travel nearby places in the country for their weekend getaway especially with the local public holidays falling on Fridays and Mondays.

Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 Miri
Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 Banner

Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 Photos

Below are various photos taken during the event, media briefing and welcome dinner for the media, speakers, tour agents and invited guests. The main event was held at Miri's outstanding hotel and shopping mall, the Imperial Hotel Miri.

Director of Tourism Malaysia Sarawak, En.Salahuddin
Director of Tourism Malaysia Sarawak, En.Salahuddin with his opening speech
Clement Lee Borneo Divers
Clement Lee, Malaysia's Diving Ambassador 
Amin from Sea Monkey
Amin Mustapha from Sea Monkey giving his presentation
James Bali from Sarawak Forestry
James Bali from Sarawak Forestry speaks about their role in Marine Conservation
Sarawak Adventure Dive Event
L-R: Amin, Clement and En.Salahuddin during the seminar
Scuba diving statistics in Malaysia 2015
Malaysia scuba diving statistics 
Sarawak Adventure Dive Photos
Souvenir presentation after the seminar
Clement Lee Diver
Clement Lee and En.Salahuddin
Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 Speakers
L-R: Johnny (PADI SEA), Amin (President Malaysia Scuba Diving Association), James Bali (Sarawak Forestry), Clement Lee (Ambassador) & Zaifri Husin (Director JKKN)
Co Co Dive Miri
Coco Dive members doing the scuba diving sign up for the media and speakers
Invited Guests, Speakers and Tourism Malaysia Sarawak 
Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak Tourism Board and members of the media
Coco Dive Team Miri
The Coco Dive Team
Sarawak Adventure Dive Miri 2015
Sarawak Adventure Dive
The Sarawak Adventure Dive 2014/15 package was first unveiled during the Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Travel Fair at Mid Valley shopping centre on 8th August 2014. Tourism Malaysia collaborated with four local tour agencies to produce the dive packages. They consist of the Borneo Exploration Tours & Travel Services and CPH Travel Agencies in Kuching, and Minda Nusantara Tour & Travel Agencies and Planet Borneo Tours & Travel Services in Miri.

This is the third year that Diving in Miri is being promoted and many may not know that Miri is one of the new diving destinations here simply due to the untouched beautiful marine and coral life here. There are wrecks, reefs and beautiful underwater landscape which is suitable for open water and advanced divers. There are over 20 dive sites and two main dive operators here where Coco Dive being the pioneer operator who also participated in the Sarawak Adventure Dive 2015 here in Miri.