Top Prize Category: PADI Branded iPod Nano®
Congratulations to our 3 iPod winners from Asia Pacific!
- Azwar Azman - #251708
- Passaporn Voragul- #274135
- Constance Joachim- #269528
The top twelve submissions earned a PADI-branded iPod Nano. See if you are on the list.
Constance Joachim from Surfers Paradise in Queensland is one of the three winners in the Asia Pacific region who have won PADI-branded iPod Nanos and Winner’s Circle Jackets for entering the 2010 Go PRO Challenge Testimonial Contest.
Gaining her Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Diver certifications with Underwater Visions in Utila, Honduras early in 2010 – Constance, now a Divemaster - received the judges endorsement with her testimonial essay in which she describes her preference for living near the ocean and of her first diving experience as ‘ learning a whole new level of freedom and trust within herself’.
The Go PRO Challenge Testimonial Contest is an annual competition that recognizes PADI Professionals for their dedication, passion and enthusiasm. The contest increases training opportunities for PADI Members by encouraging divers to Go PRO while inspiring PADI Pros to continue their professional level education. To enter, contestants completed one professional level rating (Divemaster or above) and submitted an essay, image, slide show or video themed, “I’m a PADI Pro for the Love of it!”
Constance says, “It’s thrilling to know that I can now show students a world they haven’t seen before and feel the same exhilaration they do on their first dive - on every dive.”
An entertaining video entry submitted by Passaporn Voragul from Phuket, Thailand also impressed. Initially learning to dive during a vacation at Christmas 2005, Passaporn developed an interest in underwater photography and uses many of her images within the video.
Gaining her OWSI rating In July 2010 with Course Director, Chris Owen from Indepth Dive College Passaporn went on to complete 6 further PADI Instructor Ratings at that time.
During the video, Passaporn described her Instructor Training as interesting and fun, although she found the process of learning how to teach people to dive is not an easy ride. She adds that it is ‘definitely one of the best decisions she has ever made’. “Now I get to teach people to dive, it’s such an amazing position and I love my diving life as a PADI Instructor.”
In his successful testimonial essay, Anwar Azman from Selangor, Malaysia talks about giving up his job as a supervisor in the construction industry to follow his passion for diving. Having always been fascinated by the ocean since he was small, he became a Divemaster in 2009 and an OWSI in July last year. Now living his dream and loving life as a full time dive professional, Anwar explains “ I want other people to see for themselves the tranquility and beauty of the underwater world, it’s certainly a privilege that only divers can enjoy.”
To view all the top entries in the 2010 Go PRO Challenge Testimonial Contest, visit padi.com/gpc