World Oceans Day Event in Malaysia

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World Oceans Day LogoWorld Oceans Day is the official UN-designated international day of ocean celebration. On June 8th each year, we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how we can protect it.

The 2013/14 two-year theme is “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!”

On June 8th, many great events will take place all around the world. Find one in your area and join the celebration to show your appreciation for the ocean! Connect with your family, friends, community, and the entire planet on World Oceans Day to take action and create the future you want.

Celebrating World Oceans Day at the National Science Center in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Syed Abd Rahman from Kids Scuba – a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre in Kuala Lumpur – was recently invited by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, MOSTI, (Malaysia) to assist with preparations for the World Ocean Day event in Kuala Lumpur. The Marine Parks of Malaysia and all units of Marine related governmental organizations operate under this ministry.

The World Ocean Day Opening ceremony event was launched by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation YB Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin on June 8, 2014 at the National Science Center in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

During the opening ceremony, three PADI Junior Open Water Scuba students from Kids Scuba, aged 15, 12 and 11 years – Hanani, Danial Hafiz and Najwa Amni assisted with the opening launch holding the World Oceans Day Banner while scuba diving in the oval shape entrance to the Aquarium.

Together attending the WOD opening ceremony was PADI Course Director, Mr Clement Lee from Sabah, Mr Johnny Chew, Regional Manager of PADI Asia Pacific and Mr Tim Hunt, Manager, Field Services from PADI Asia Pacific.

Supporting the environment in line with Project AWARE, Kids Scuba conducted talks on Marine Awareness for kids and teens together with an Underwater Image Gallery during the World Ocean Day exhibition. Kids Scuba also participated with a booth to promote Scuba Diving courses.

Tim Syed Clement  Johnny KIDS Scuba WOD

Left to right: Attending the WOD opening ceremony was Tim Hunt, Manager-Field Services from PADI Asia Pacific, Syed Abd Rahman, owner of Kids Scuba in Kuala Lumpur, PADI Course Director, Clement Lee from Sabah and Johnny Chew, Regional Manager of PADI Asia Pacific. 

3 KIDS SCUBA in tank WOD

PADI Junior Open Water Scuba students from Kids Scuba, Hanani, Danial Hafiz and Najwa Amni scuba diving at the opening launch of WOD in the oval shaped entrance to the Aquarium.