Varsha Rajkhowa of India has won the title of Miss Scuba International 2016. The pageant was held in Malaysia on 19th November 2016. She succeeds Cindy Madduma of Philippines as Miss Scuba International title-holder. This is the sixth year of the pageant.
Varsha Rajkhowa is a model and choreographer by profession. She has a masters’ degree in waste water engineering and has been international competitor in latin and ball-room dancing. She has also worked with India’s ace choreographer Saroj Khan. Varsha Rajkhowa was crowned as Miss Scuba India 2016 at Abraxas Goddess of Beauty 2016 pageant.
The Miss Scuba International pageant was held for the very first time in 2011. There had been many a beauty pageant held in the past, many embracing great causes, however none yet had focused on our oceans. Life on Earth as we know it today began with our oceans. Thus, the organizers decided that it was time that an event such as this was produced to celebrate, not only, the inner beauty and courage of today’s modern women, but also to simultaneously advocate worldwide marine conservation. Additionally, the pageant also aim to promote safe diving practices through worldwide professional training organizations, and elevate international tourism and cultural appreciation. As people travel to far off destinations to dive, they also learn to appreciate the cultural diversity that makes our world such an interesting tapestry.