Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care

The Marine Sports and Leisure (MSL) is a Filipino-Korean owned company that started to operate on September 21, 2009. Located at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan, Cebu, the company has been offering guests with entertainment and facilities including motorboats for transportation of its guests, diving services and other marine sports activities. This year marks its 10th Anniversary.

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care | Cebu Finest

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care

MSL’s mission over the decade is to promote and deliver the best water sports services to guests with the maximum safety and extraordinary experience they could ever have. They envision to be the leading watersports center internationally known for preserving the vitality of activities long into the future and to develop best guest services, maintain effectiveness, educate tourism aspects, promote safety measures on water activities, and to create sustainable tourism industry.

During its 10th anniversary celebration, the management and staff of Marine Sports and Leisure gathered at their Oceansports center at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. They have invited members of the press and digital media to share their success and stories over the years of operation for 10 years.

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Mr. Yu Ki Taek, president of Marine Sports and Leisure, was accompanied by his family, members of the board, employees and distinguished guests and visitors. Hon. Junard “Ahong” Chan, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor, and his wife, Cindi, were also present during the event.

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care | Cebu Finest

Mr. Yu Ki Taek, president of MSL, receiving the special award from Hon. Junard Chan, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor

During a brief press conference, Mr. Yu Ki Taek was given an award handed to him by Mayor Chan of Lapu-Lapu City for his contribution to the city and his continued efforts to marine and environmental care.

He [Mr. Yu] has traveled to many Asian countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines as a Resort Developer searching for a location to develop. He came to Cebu in 2004 and studied the high and low tides of the Hilutungan Channel, particularly the Maribago area.

He discovered that the Maribago area where the Marine Sports and Leisure (MSL) is currently located is ideal because it is the area where low and high tide different is the lowest. The location was also considered because it is covered by Bohol and Olango islands.

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care | Cebu Finest

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care | Cebu Finest

Even though discovering the Hilutungan Channel as one of the best locations in the world for diving, its area was then unappreciated. At that time, Mr. Yu noticed that there no fishes living in the area and it was surrounded by garbage. This inspired him to improve the condition of the Hilutugan Channel and starting cleaning up the area for 8 months in 2009.

He also fed the fishes and planted corals together with his fellow Korean divers. He had the vision that by starting the cleanup, something good will turn out. Hence, the Marine Sports and Leisure was opened on that same year.

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care | Cebu Finest

Ms. Kim Minji (left), representative to the MSL Diving Team of Instructors during the press conference

Marine Sports and Leisure celebrates 10th anniversary, receives citation award for environmental care | Cebu Finest

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On its 10th anniversary, MSL announced during another round of press conference on that same day that they have plans to expand their services in the coming months. They will be adding more units on their jetskis, more parasailing facilities, and a potential plan to opening their Oceansports Center to non-hotel guests. They have also announced that they will be offering yacht transportation from Mactan to Bohol, where a Jpark Resort in Bohol will soon be opened.

For more details about Marine Sports and Leisure, please call 0916 449 3539 or follow MSL on their official Facebook Page.

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