International beauties arrive for Miss Scuba contest

The aspirants for the Miss Scuba International crown at the Mabul Water Bungalow.

The aspirants for the Miss Scuba International crown at the Mabul Water Bungalow.

TAWAU: Aspirants for the coveted Miss Scuba International crown have begun arriving from all over the world with 18 contestants arriving here on November 16 enroute to the Mabul Water Bungalows, located on Mabul Island for their daily preparation, training and activities.

The contestants come from several countries, namely, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malta, the Philippines, Latvia, Kenya, Japan, Indonesia, China, France, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia.

They will be competing to be crowned the next Miss Scuba International which will take place at Magellan Sutera Resort, Kota Kinabalu on November 27.

The contestants will spend eight days at the Mabul Water Bungalow undertaking diving trips, attending conservation workshops, participating in catwalk training and so on.

Upon arrival at the Mabul Water Bungalow, the contestants joined the orientation programme and a welcoming dinner at night to start off their first day of competition.

On the second day, they did their swimsuit photo shoot at the Sipadan–Mabul Resort and from the response of the contestants, they are apparently enjoying the pristine beach, clear water and tropical weather at the resort.

The waters surrounding Sipadan Island has remained exceptionally rich in biodiversity as a result of the painstaking efforts by the government, local resort operators and the local community.

Miss Scuba International is the only beauty pageant that focuses on our oceans. This event is produced to celebrate, not only, the inner beauty and courage of today’s modern women, but also to simultaneously advocate worldwide marine conservation.

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