Bhubaneswar, August 25 (LocalWire): Ten-year-old Tisya Panigrahi from Sambalpur has become the youngest scuba diver from Odisha, Dr. Achyuta Samanta informed while congratulating the girl on Twitter.
Tisya is training to be a scuba diver at the Raffles International Academy in Dubai.
Tisya cleared the test conducted by PADI (Professional Institute of Diving Instructors), widely regarded as the world’s largest scuba diving training and certification organization.
Tisya had to appear for various tests to get selected for training at the institute, including pool practical test, a diving test and a basic endurance test including a 10-minute floating session.
The granddaughter of former MLA from Sambalpur Raseswari Panigrahi and ex-MP late Sriballav Panigrahi, Tisya is the youngest one from Odisha to become a professional scuba diver.