Parineeti, who has all the time cherished the ocean, found the magic beneath the floor when she took her first breath underwater in Bali in 2013. She was hooked as quickly as she got here up for air after that dive, and defending the ocean turned very private to her, incomes her PADI Open Water Diver certification later that yr in Palau. Since then, she has impressed folks throughout the world, from her household and buddies to followers in India, to strive scuba diving and be part of her in her quest for journey and the preservation of the ocean.

“The first time I got here up to the floor after diving, I used to be crying as a result of it was such a life-changing expertise,” says Chopra. “It is now one thing I can’t dwell with out. I be sure that I do a diving journey each 3 months regardless of my work schedule as a result of it’s my type of meditation. And it’s the place I’m immensely captivated with defending.”

“We are all equal underwater and all communicate the similar language. Over the years I’ve seen the modifications which have taken place beneath the floor. During my time as a model ambassador for Tourism Australia, I witnessed the bleaching and injury that has occurred to the Great Barrier Reef. I used to be so unhappy to see so this and am now dedicated to being a diver with a objective. I’ve additionally seen first-hand how marine reserves, like the ones in Sipadan and Palau, present how useful protected areas are. As a PADI Diver, I need to ensure that our whole blue planet will get the safety it deserves.” continues Parineeti.

Parineeti Chopra has large plans for 2022, together with changing into a real-life PADI Mermaid and taking part in citizen science tasks whereas diving round the world.