Azua Shafii is a Malaysian female freediving champion who holds multiple records for the freediving sport in Malaysia and South East Asia. She is the first SSI Freediving instructor in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. She founded Apnea Odyssey, a dive centre solely dedicated to the promotion and coaching in freediving. While being the first instructor in the country, she still remains the most experienced freediving instructor with over 300 certified new freedivers. In this capacity she is determined to promote freediving and encourage more Malaysian members to represent the country and compete in the international arena. As an educator and competitor, she believes that instructors should have strong work ethic and continuously strive to improve their skills in freediving.
Malaysian Photographer Ipah Uid became an underwater photographer after she left the Airlines in early 2000. An award winning photographer, a mother of six kids and a full time PADI Instructor, she also owns her Dive centre called UrbanIsland Divers in Pulau Perhentian Malaysia. Her passion of the sea started when she overcame her fear of water. Wanting to learn more about photography, she came up with her own sense of style pushing the limits to all compact cameras and showing the best way to get amazingly creative shots. Sharing knowledge about underwater photography and teaching new divers to appreciate life in the ocean to a whole new level are her main objectives nowadays.
Sabrina is a mermaid performer & educator from Malaysia. She started off as an unlicensed freediver since 12 years old and received her open water diving license in 2010 to explore the deeper part of the ocean. In 2017, she got her freediving license certified. She usually dives around Malaysia to experience, learn & understand more about the ocean life at her home country which happens to be a dive heaven. Besides diving, Sabrina was a shop owner & private tutor. She quit her job of 11 years to focus on mermaiding. These days she frequently travels around Malaysia to entertain & educate others about the ocean conservation through her performances & presentations. Sabrina’s motto: Believe in yourself & never give up!