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Nadine Chandrawinata: Conserving love for the ocean

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 10 2009   /  12:46 pm

Nothing beats 2005 Putri Indonesia (Miss Indonesian) winner Nadine Chandra- winata's passion for the ocean and the environment. A consummate and certified diver, Nadine regularly dives. "I usually get in touch with the ocean at least once a month, either diving or just strolling at the beach and listening to the wind and the waves. It is my calling and my way of relaxing," she said. While Nadine only developed her interest in diving after she won the beauty pageant, it was a holiday in her junior high years that introduced her to the fun side of diving. "I went snorkeling in Lombok, Nusa Tenggara. I boarded the boat that was also carrying divers. When we got to the spot, I remained close to the surface and they *the divers* submerged. I became curious about it since then." It was the curiosity and the passion to conquer challenges and her fea...