Ness Velu (right), founder of Dive Diva's Fanclub; Mallika Naguran of Gaia Discovery (left) with radio host Asha Gill of Capital FM.
Kuala Lumpur, 26 June 2012. Female divers can look forward to fun, networking and more, at the Dive Diva's Fanclub. This exclusive women's club was founded by Ness Puvanes Velu, organiser of Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE), to raise the profile of Asian women in the dive community, especially as dive professionals.
"We'd like to share with women in Malaysia and beyond the skills training and career opportunities that are available in the dive industry," says Ness to Asha Gill during a one-hour Capital FM live radio show.
Membership has its privileges. Dive Divas get a host of benefits with a loyalty card that include 10% dicount off MIDE catalogue premium online items, discounts with participating merchants, entry to workshops, participation opportunities at ocean conservation, magazine subscriptions, and more.
During MIDE from 6-8 July at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Dive Divas can attend talks meant just for them on topics ranging from art, entrepreneurship to conservation.
Conservation is just one aspect, says Mallika Naguran, publisher of Gaia Discovery and managing director of Gaia Ideas, who was also present at the radio show. "Restoration, such as rebuilding coral reefs, is another activity where divers can be involved in to address marine environmental problems especially in areas where coral reefs have been destroyed by bad fishing practices," she says.
Mallika will be presenting on responsible diving and conservation at the Dive Divas Fanclub gathering on Friday 6 July and Saturday 7 July at 2:30 pm.
Sign up for only RM40 to join this cool club, to get this cool T-shirt, and more.