The "Be A Diver" community project organized by AsiaEvents Exsic and Local Council (MBPJ) of Selangor provides a simple, straightforward message designed to entice the public to participate in underwater activities especially Scuba diving. It also will promote the importance of underwater marine life and conservation.
What is unique about the program is that the visitors can have a chance to participate in the pool tryouts which has been specially prepared by the organizers for free. Not only to the visitors/participants gets a chance to dive for free but they will be taught by a certified Dive Master on the dive program itself.
On Sunday the 20th of February, the 'Be A Diver' program was initiated at Arena Sports Complex, Petaling Jaya from 10.00am - 5.00pm which was the first venue on it's Selangor roadshow. The program saw 20 participants trying out in the pool which consist of youths from the age of 10 years old up to 17 years of age. The program which is targeted to get more people to take up scuba diving has attracted more youths as they were eager to participate and learn about scuba diving.
The pool tryouts consists of the basic theories of scuba diving techniques and a practical dive in the scuba pool with the complete scuba diving equipments accompanied by a certified dive master. Each session takes between 15 to 20 minutes with each session consisting of around 1 to 3 participants. Some participants after having done the tryouts was seen signing up for the certification course with the participating dive schools.
This program is one of a kind that goes directly to the public and giving them the rare chance to experience scuba diving while using the actual scuba equipments for free and has sparked a keen interest in the hearts and minds of youths especially in sub-urban areas and giving the opportunity to know or take up scuba diving.
This project will continue to interest the youths and also the public in general to the sport of scuba diving and in certifying more responsible divers on every event program and in years to come. The "Be A Diver" community project roadshow will be held every 1st & 3rd week of Sunday around Selangor district. Please check out this page for updates on our next scheduled location soon!