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LAST_UPDATESat, 18 Nov 2017 8pm

M'sia's 'Iron Lady' Takes On Scuba Diving Challenge At 73-Years-Old

Malaysia’s very own ‘Iron Lady’ proves that age is no barrier when it comes to pursuing our dreams.

In a Facebook posting on 28 February, the former Minister of International Trade and Industry Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, shared her joy in realising a dream that she has previously thought was impossible.

“To scuba dive and to see the underwater world that had life of its own – to see for myself the beauty and marvels of marine life under the sea.

“It was simply fantastic!,” she wrote as she shared her experience at Koh Adang, Koh Lipe, Koh Rok Nok and the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea.

Her dream was made possible thanks to her “very patient and meticulous instructor” – enabling her to experience her very first open water dive on 7 February at Koh Adang in the Andaman Sea of Thailand.

Going 15feet down with a dive time of 30 minutes allows Rafidah to witness the marvellous beauty of corals, fishes and garden eels at a depth of 72 feet.

“My greatest joy was going down to 90 feet (27m) at Koh Bon, hoping to see the manta rays, but they did not turn up!” she said, quoted from The Star.

“What wonderful sights to see in the undersea world, the creations of the Almighty.”

The serene 73-year-old scuba diver is living proof that when there’s a will, there’s a way.

So folks, regardless of age go forth and pursue your dreams!

- Malaysian Digest