When Sayyidah Fatimah decided to take her first scuba diving lesson, she wasn’t just defying stigma. She was overcoming her fears. Having survived a drowning incident when she was younger, Sayyidah wanted to change her relationship with the ocean and the best way, was to literally dive head first into it. .
“As a Muslim woman who once almost drowned, scuba diving might not seem like the top choice for a passion, but that has never held me back from pursuing it. Ever since I got my PADI Advance Open Water Diving license, the sport has helped me be a healthier, more confident individual. It’s my version of therapy.”