Emperor Divers Rewards Third Covid Diver Hero With Red Sea Liveaboard Trip
In February, Emperor Divers launched its Covid Diver Heroes initiative, recognising eight people who have stepped up in the Covid-19 pandemic and rewarding them with free liveaboard trips in either the Maldives or the Red Sea. Emperor has just announced its third Covid Diver Hero, Megumi Gotada, who wins a free Red Sea liveaboard trip.
Gotada was nominated by two different people highlighting the impact she has had in her work as a music therapist in a Berlin hospital. Gotada's friend and colleague Katharina Berger wrote to Emperor Divers with one of the nominations:
'My name is Katharina. I want to nominate my friend and colleague Megumi Gotada as a hero. She is working as a music therapist in a hospital in Berlin at the covid department, playing the lyre for people who are suffering severe complications. It was her free choice to accept to work in the covid department, and she decided to do so, although her family and friends strongly tried to prevent her from doing so. What she is doing is very important, because the music gives warmth, hope and care for the soul. Most of the patients, who are isolated in their rooms in order to prevent any spread of infection, are elderly people, suffering from shortness of breath, and also from anxiety, depression and loneliness, which are states of mind that are really not helpful in the process of recovery. The beauty of the tender sound of the lyre and Megumis' warm-hearted presence strengthen the people to gain hope and health again.'
Nominations are still being taken and Emperor Divers say that it is welcoming nominations from anywhere in the global diving community. There are two more Red Sea and three further Maldives liveaboards up for grabs for those divers who are most deserving.