While most of you would instantly knot your foreheads upon hearing the title Miss Scuba International or Miss Scuba Philippines, then it might help to know that this beauty pageant actually has a sincere advocacy for Marine Conservation that doesn’t stop at just selecting a beauty queen to become its spokesperson for the protection of our oceans and the rich marine life existing underneath.
During last night’s Media Dinner at one of the function rooms of Belmont Hotel in the Resorts World Manila area, reigning Miss Scuba International Cindy Pacia Madumma and newly-appointed National Director for Miss Scuba Philippines Christine Love Paula Bernasor led in the formal launch of the 2016 search that will seek to find the country’s representative to the next edition of Miss Scuba International in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia come November.
The launch was decidedly low-key in nature because the organizers – headed by Mr. Charles Lim of Selrahco Management & Consultancy Services – wanted a more intimate appreciation of what the competition is all about and why it is important to sit up and take notice of its objectives.
The search is on for the next Miss Scuba Philippines. Screenings will be held in key dive destinations like Cebu, Bohol, Davao, Subic, Batangas and Manila. If you have the desire for marine conservation and scuba diving, you could be the one to represent the Philippines to the Miss Scuba International competition which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on November 19, 2016.
Between now and the scheduled finals of Miss Scuba Philippines 2016 in September, Cindy and Paula will endeavor to spread more awareness of the competition and why it is essential to create a pageant platform by which the preservation of marine wildlife should be given just as much attention by people in government and coastal communities. Both certified Scuba divers, they will spearhead the re-education of concerned people on how to expand their knowledge in the protection of our oceans. It may be a daunting task at the onset, but nothing can be achieved if they don’t start acting now.
About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water.
It’s no secret that almost 3/4 of the Earth is made up of water, with the oceans accounting for practically every drop that we have. So it really makes a lot of sense to step up the fight to conserve.
Aspiring candidates must be single, female by birth, a citizen or permanent resident of the Philippines, aged between 18-28 years during the international competition, of good moral character, and is at least 5’4″ in height (without heels). She must also be fluent in English, of good health and, most importantly, a certified diver (at least Open Water level).
Miss Scuba International and Miss Scuba Philippines will start the ball rolling. It’s really up to us in heeding the call to take action. 🙂
For more information, please visit Miss Scuba Philippines Official Facebook Page or email at firstname.lastname@example.org