Indian actress and singer Parineeti Chopra is teaming up with PADI by becoming a PADI AmbassaDiver.
The star is a long-time lover of the ocean and conservation and is also a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Hooked on diving, Chopra wants to be a positive force for ocean change through her role in the program.
Commenting on her diving experience, Chopra stated:
“The first time I came up to the surface after diving, I was crying because it was such a life-changing experience…It is now something I can’t live without. I make sure I do a diving trip every three months despite my work schedule because it is my form of meditation. And it is the place I am immensely passionate about protecting… We are all equal underwater and all speak the same language. Over the years I have seen the changes that have taken place beneath the surface. During my time as a brand ambassador for Tourism Australia, I witnessed the bleaching and damage that has occurred to the Great Barrier Reef. I was so sad to see this and am now committed to being a diver with a purpose. I have also seen first-hand how marine reserves, like the ones in Sipadan, Malaysia and Palau, prove how valuable marine protected areas are. As a PADI Diver, I want to make sure that our entire blue planet gets the protection it deserves.”
While PADI Chief Brand and Membership Officer Kristin Valette Wirth stated:
“A PADI AmbassaDiver is someone who is passionate about using their force for good to encourage others to protect our blue planet…We could not have found a more respected and authentic partner as Ms. Chopra, a long time ocean lover, to advance our shared mission of saving the ocean. She is unmatched as a shining example of how to protect what you love – and inspire others to do the same.”