That’s right! Its that time of the year again, when the winner of this years ‘Miss Scuba UK’ is announced! For those not in the know, Miss Scuba United Kingdom is an annual pageant with a difference, it is not solely a beauty or scuba diving competition but is a merging of the two disciplines to help raise awareness for marine conservation and celebrate the inner beauty of today’s modern women.
The competition itself was set up by Mr Robert Lo who is also the proprietor of the Sipadan Mabul Resort (SMART) and Mabul Water Bungalows, and as such is a strong believer in sustainable development within the realms of our marine environment.
He hopes that by sharing the beauty and wonders of the underwater world via beauty queens, it will enable more people to understand how fragile our oceans are and how much more we all need to play our individual little roles to make a big difference in protecting it.
On the UK side of things, one of the three directors of Miss Scuba Uk 2015, was the very first UK winner of the title and defied all the odds by going on to win the Miss Scuba International world final in Malaysia. Jaime-Lee stands as testimony to the fact that the only requirement needed to win is having the desire to learn and be inspired.
Which brings us to this year’s newly announced champion, the talented, and beautiful Sarah Winterbottom. Hailing from London and when not diving, she works in Public Relations. Its been something of a whirlwind since being crowned and, as a fantastic addition to her skills as an advanced open water diver, she will be visiting Rainbow Divers in Phu Quoc in January, not only to see the wonders of Vietnam, but also to complete her Vietnam Nudibranch speciality, which is a unique and fantastic course developed by Rainbow Divers’ owner and founder Jeremy Stein.
Hopefully, Sarah will have a fabulous time diving off the coast of Vietnam with Rainbow divers, and we will be catching up with her in the next few days to get all the details from her Phu Quoc adventure…