Srinagar, January 8: The well known adventure athlete of Kashmir Nawab Moazam Khan has successfully completed basic Scuba Diving course in Malaysia.
Nawab who hails from Srinagar is known for his Mountaineering activities in Kashmir. He is emerging mountaineer who was last season part of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) ambitious Everest Massif Expedition.
Currently in Malaysia as part of his education plan, Nawab hasn’t stopped his quest for adventure by undertaking deep sea Scuba Diving activity.
He has successfully completed Padi Open Water Scuba Diving Course held from December 25 to 28. The course was conducted by Infinity Scuba Dive Centre , Sempoorna, Sabah Malaysia.
As part of the course Nawab dived in Sipadan Island, Sibuan Island, Mataking Island, Mantabuan Island, Pom Pom Island and Timba Timba Island .
“Scuba diving is great hobby and as Malaysia has some of the World’s best diving sites, I decided to go for it. Moreover one explores the depths of the ocean, witnesses different fish species , coral reefs, underwater flora,” Nawab said.
Nawab is intending to continue Scuba Diving and wants to do Advance and Masters and Rescue courses in coming time.
“It is just beginning and I would be going for Advanced Scuba Diving Course, Dive Master Course and Rescue Courses in coming time. I am sure I will be able to successfully complete those courses,” he said.
About what prompted him to go for Scuba Diving, he said, “I love mountains and adventure. I had to come to Malaysia for my Phd. As I couldn’t continue mountaineering here, I decided to take another adventure activity, this time in the Ocean”.
Nawab is well known in adventure fraternity of Kashmir. Besides scaling various high altitude peaks in Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttrakhandh, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal, he has scaled highest peak of Kashmir, Mount Kolahoi twice. He has done various mountaineering courses also. Apart from that he is cyclist, athlete and an expert swimmer having competed in various swimming competitions.