Talks & Presentations


Nur Izzati Athirah Binti Mohamad Yusoff.

First Female Underwater Welder in Malaysia

Topic :  Underwater welding

Date & Time:  2.00 – 3.00 pm

Location :  Glass room , Dewan Tun Razak 1, PWTC , KL


Izzati, 21 years old and was born in Selama, Perak. She is graduated from Kolej Vokasional Taiping with Diploma of Welding and Fabrication and continues her passsion in Welding Industries when Weldzone Training Centre Sdn Bhd sponsored her scholarship in Commercial Diving & Underwater Welding Course and upgraded her certifications to Instructor level with International Technical Diving Agencies (ITDA/UK/Europe) certifications in 2017.

Initially, Izzati admitted she was not convinced of herself as she felt unable to compete with men because the area was 99% dominated by men. But as soon as she explores this field, she believes that she needs to be brave and to prove to the world that women are also capable of working in this field if she wanted to change her life.

Izzati’s life has changed a lot since she started being a commercial diver & underwater welder as she could help her family.

Therefore, izzati encourages more women to become more courageous and prove to the world that women are also capable of working in the field that men are always subjected to.

Irwan Ismail

PADI IDC Staff Instructor/ UW Videographer

Topic :  Underwater welding

Date & Time:  1.00 – 2.00 pm

Location :  Glass room , Dewan Tun Razak 1,  PWTC , KL.


Irwan Ismail, a PADI instructor, underwater photographer as well as an underwater videographer whose work has been published in both local print and electronic media (New Straits Times, Harian Metro, The Heat and Astro Awani). His portfolio includes the work for Tourism Malaysia at the Borneo Reef World in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia; underwater photography of swimmers during the recent SEA games for MILO advertisement campaign; underwater cameraman for a local TV production company – The Pluto Project, underwater scenes for the Malaysia Day movie titled “MAJU Kuala Lumpur – Selamat Hari Malaysia” in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia; last but not least carrying the role of the official underwater videographer to cover the “Petronas-SFC Eco Marine Project” in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia for Astro Awani, a Malaysian 24-hour news channel. In addition, Irwan’s accolades include being invited in 2017 by the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) as their first underwater videography speaker.


Azua Shafii
President of My Apnea Diver (A.I.D.A Malaysia) 2016, SSI Freediving Instructor, Malaysia Female National Record Holder for Freediving

TOPIC: My Journey on Free Diving

Synopsis: Join me at this presentation to know the journey on free diving and the road to achieve your dream as a women free diver.

DATE&TIME: 31 July 2016 (Sunday) at 2:00pm

Azua Shafii is Malaysian female freediving champion who holds multiple records for freediving in Malaysia and South East Asia. She is the first SSI Freediving instructor in Malaysia Singapore and Brunei and founded Apnea Odyssey, a dive centre dedicated solely to freediving. She currently serves as President of My Apnea Diver, an official club for A.I.D.A Malaysia. In this capacity she is determined to promote more about freediving and encourage more members and Malaysian to try freediving and also to represent Malaysia and compete in international arena.

Ponnie Janjarasskul 

Topic: Believe To Achieve

Synopsis: Ponnie will share her challenging journey in what she continues to believe to achieve.

DATE& TIME : 30 July 2016 (Saturday) at 2pm


Ponnie has been elected as Ambassador for Olympus Thailand. She is also a winner of several underwater photo competitions.


Nurul Azlifah Mohd Ismail
OWSI PADI Instructor ,Underwater Photographer& Manager of UrbanIsland Divers dive shop

– What the future holds for women divers?
– Diving business-How far can we go?

DATE&TIME: 13-14 June 2015 2.00pm – 3.00pm

NURUL AZLIFAH BTE MOHD ISMAIL ( IPAH UID ) was born in 28th June 1976. She is an OWSI PADI instructor and an Underwater Photographer. Mother of 4 boys and 2 girls, Ipah is also managing her own dive shop in Pulau Perhentian called UrbanIsland Divers . She Conducts Speciality Classes of DUP Padi in Photography and is a honorary member for Dive Diva’s fan club.


Ms.Mallika Naguran
founder of Gaia Discovery

TOPIC: Lady Diver Ahead! Diving With Style and Confidence
DATE&TIME: 6,7,8 June 2014- 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Fat, skinny, lonely or shy. You’re not alone! Women have unique physiological experiences, and a few may pose challenges when diving.

This talk deals with knowing your body and explores health and fitness issues for women, such as PMS, menstruation, contraceptives, pregnancy, breastfeeding and more.

There are fun tips too on diving with long hair, buddying up with a male stranger and communicating better for safe diving. Be prepared, be a dive diva!



TOPIC: Diving During Fasting Month (Is it allowed?)
DATE&TIME: 6 – 7 July 2013 , 2.00pm – 2.30pm

Ustazah Amie Sofia Ahmad holds a Degree in in Takhassus Qiraat from Al – Azhar University and currently pursuing Master Degree in University Malaya. She has been a Open Diver for 2years and works at TV Al Hijrah as a Host.

DDFC Honor Member Since 2013

Sorraya is a diver with more than 500 loged dive. When she was pregnant she shared her experience as a pregnant diver during MIDE2013.



2011 Miss Scuba International

TOPIC: My life as Miss Scuba International!
DATE&TIME: 6 – 8 July 2012 , 2.00pm – 2.30pm

DayuHatmanti is the first Miss Scuba International. Since she was crowned as MSI 2011 she realized that she will play an important role in promoting scuba diving industry and marine conservation.

Early in this year she joined a conservation boat named Kalabia in Raja Ampat West Papua. She toured the island spending a few days at each village to deliver interactive conservation education program to the children and communities.

Being involved with Miss Scuba gave her a clear vision of the direction that she wants to focus for her education and career. Beside still continuing her study in Master of Management Corporate Social Responsibility in Trisakti University Jakarta, she also takes a big part in save sharks Indonesia movement as community manager. She spends much of her time traveling and diving throughout Indonesia for TV Program.