• Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • April 17-19, 2020
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00

Ocean360 Awards

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The Ocean 360 Awards 2020 (Asia) aims to convene and honour outstanding businesses and individuals in the diving industry, underwater sports, and blue economy ecosystem. Celebrating the best of the industry, this award is dedicated to those who are the forerunners in the diving sector and sustainability / conservation efforts.

  • THE INNOVATION & CREATIVITY 360 AWARD
  • THE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT/ACHIEVEMENT 360 AWARD
  • THE ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS/CARBON FOOTPRINT 360 AWARD
  • THE DIGITAL TRAVEL PLATFORM 360 AWARD

Scuba360

  • THE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
  • THE DIVE GUIDE OF THE YEAR
  • THE COURSE DIRECTOR OF THE
  • DIVE DESTINATION COUNTRY OF THE YEAR

In Partnership with The Coral Triangle
Center and The Green Fins

BlueGreen360 Awards

  • HOTEL/RESORT OF THE YEAR
  • LIVEABOARD OF THE YEAR
  • DIVE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Special Category:

  • PLASTIC POLLUTION SOLUTION INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
  • PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
  • GREEN FINS AWARD

Innovation360

  • OCEAN CIRCULARITY BRAND OF THE YEAR
  • SUSTAINABLE NEW PLASTIC DISRUPTOR/PRODUCT (TECHNOLOGY) OF THE YEAR
  • SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT/SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
  • SUSTAINABLE TOURISM COUNTRY OF THE YEAR
  • INNOVATION & CREATIVITY 360 AWARD
  • TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT/ACHIEVEMENT 360 AWARD
  • COACH/INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
  • UNDERWATER SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Ocean360

  • OCEAN HERO OF THE YEAR (ADVOCATOR)
  • OCEAN CITIZEN PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (INFLUENCER/CELEBRITY)
  • OCEAN YOUTH VOICES OF THE YEAR
  • NGO/NPO (OCEAN PLASTIC) OF THE YEAR
  • NGO/NPO (OCEAN CLEAN-UP) OF THE YEAR
  • NGO/NPO (MARINE BIODIVERSITY) OF THE YEAR

OCEAN360 / 2020 ASIA
SOUTHEAST ASIA
EAST ASIA
WEST ASIA

AWARDS

  • Award ceremony during ADEX Series of Shows (ADEX) Singapore, Beijing (China) and Mumbai (India)
  • Feature Article in Asian Geographic Magazines Pte. Ltd. magazine titles (Asian Diver, ScubaDiver Australasia, ASIAN Geographic)
  • Press coverage

FOR BUSINESSES

  • Interested participants can submit the application form at www.adex.asia
  • ADEX Exhibitors can enter for FREE.
  • SDG100 application fee required for non-ADEX exhibitors

*Green Fins members will be registered automatically for the Green Fins Award but are eligible for the other categories

APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 15, 2020

FOR INDIVIDUALS (COMPLIMENTARY)

Interested participants can submit the nomination form at www.adex.asia

NOMINATION DEADLINE

March 15, 2020

JUDGING BREAKDOWN

Panel of Judges (Industry) Vote 40%
Public Online Vote 40%
ADEX Speakers Vote 20%

UNDERWATER SPORTS

Innovation/Creativity

Underwater Sports Industry
The Innovation & Creativity 360 Award looks at achievements in innovation to make the inaccessible realm that much easier to delve into. These nominees are equipped with dedicated hearts in the diving industry for their inspiration, innovation, and creativity, and the award celebrates the implementation of these fruitful innovations in the dive industry that once seemed like a faraway achievement.

Technology Advancement & Achievements

Underwater Sports Products
Picture memory foam; it was originally created as padding to improve crash protection for airline passengers, according to the NASA Technology Transfer Program, but now it’s used in everything from mattresses and pillows to amusement park rides and horseback saddles. Likewise, the Technology Advancement/Achievement 360 Award celebrates significant developments in scuba equipment. These products may have been initially devised for professionals, but have now been passed on to the diving community at large, making them universally accepted and adopted by hobbyists and professionals alike.

PERSONALITY

Coach/Instructor of the Year

  • Freediving
  • Underwater Hockey
  • Underwater Rugby
  • Fin Swimming
  • Mermaid

The Coach/Instructor of the Year 360 Award nominees are dedicated educators who have acheived milestones, portrayed responsibility and consistent quality teaching. After all, not everybody are cut to be an instructor… Let alone an awesome instructor!

Underwater Sports Personality of the year

  • Freediving
  • Underwater Hockey
  • Underwater Rugby
  • Fin Swimming
  • Mermaid

The Underwater Sports Personality of the Year 360 Award is for the passionate and dedicated underwater sportsman who has gone above and beyond to excel in their craft and establish a noteworthy reputation.

DIVING

Innovation/Creativity

  • Technical Diving Industry
  • Recreation Diving Industry
  • Imaging Products
  • Supporting Diving Products
  • Dive Centers / Resorts
  • Liveaboards

The Innovation & Creativity 360 Award looks at achievements in innovation to make the inaccessible realm that much easier to delve into. These nominees are equipped with dedicated hearts in the diving industry for their inspiration, innovation, and creativity, and the award celebrates the implementation of these fruitful innovations in the dive industry that once seemed like a faraway acheivement.

Technology Advancement & Achievements

  • Imaging Products
  • Supporting Products
  • Dive Centers / Resorts
  • Liveaboards (LOBs)

Picture memory foam; it was originally created as padding to improve crash protection for airline passengers, according to the NASA Technology Transfer Program, but now it’s used in everything from mattresses and pillows to amusement park rides and horseback saddles. Likewise, the Technology Advancement/ Achievement 360 Award celebrates significant developments in scuba equipment. These products may have been initially devised for professionals, but have now been passed on to the diving community at large, making them universally accepted and adopted by hobbyists and professionals alike.

DIVE TRAVEL

Environmental Friendliness/ Carbon Footprint

  • Land Transport
  • Airline Transport
  • Sea Transport
  • Airport

Earth is the only home we have. The Environmental Friendliness/ Carbon Footprint 360 Award recognises transportation companies that acknowledge and pour their efforts into creating a sustainable product and platform that benefits people, and their home alike.

Digital Travel Platform

Web-based or Mobile App

The advancement of technology has allowed online travel platforms to streamline journeys – from planning your journey and booking tickets, till your bags are bursting from the post-holiday weight. Travel platforms are a necessity for today’s traveller, and the Online/ Mobile Travel Platform 360 Award is dedicated to the platform that makes the process that much easier, and the trip that much seamless.

Dive Destination Country of the Year

Divers love travelling to experience the unique marine life and biodiversity that each site has to offer. The Dive Destination Award 360 recognises the nation with the hottest must-visit spots for divers, based on the quality of the experience offered.

PERSONALITY

Instructor of the Year

  • Recreational Diving
  • Technical Diving

The Instructor of the Year 360 Award nominees are dedicated educators who have achieved milestones, portrayed responsibility and consistent quality teaching. After all, not everybody is cut to be an instructor… Let alone an awesome instructor!

Dive Guide of the Year

  • Recreational Diving
  • Technical Diving

The Guide of the Year 360 Award is for the dive guide that are there to rentlessly bring divers through a seamless and extensive exploration, and to garner achievements and experiences underwater. While all nominees promise an unforgettable adventure, the winner will be the one who gives the ohmmmmbahhhh experience – one not to be missed!

Course Director of the Year

  • Recreational Diving
  • Technical Diving

Confirming a dive instructor isn’t a trip down to the shopping mall – it is no easy task. Each instructor that finishes the course has to be of a certain skillset and quality, and be able to hold responsibility of another’s life. The Course Director of the Year 360 Award is for the instructor trainer that chooses and qualifies the right guy. This awardee is an all-rounder, he comes with chock-full of dedication, passion, and strict standards, yet at the same time has catered to different individual learning abilities.

INDUSTRY

Innovation360

  • Ocean Circularity Brand of the Year
  • Sustainable New Plastic Disruptor/Product (Technology) of the Year
  • Sustainable Product/Solution of the Year

The Innovation360 category celebrates individuals and organisations across the globe that are making notable contributions to the circular economy in the private sector, public sector, and society. The award offers recognition to pioneering brands and new technology in the most effective strategies that offset environmental and human consumption to attain sustainability of our oceans for the generations to come.

EcoTourism360

  • Sustainable Tourism Country of the Year

The EcoTourism360 category celebrates countries across Asia Pacific that create responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education. The award offers recognition to countries that advocate responsible travel and sustainable best practices for the generations to come.

BLUEGREEN360

EcoTourism360

  • BlueGreen360 Hotel/Resort of the Year
  • BlueGreen360 Dive Operator of the Year
  • BlueGreen360 Liveaboard of the Year
  • BlueGreen360 Plastic Pollution Solution Innovator of the Year
  • BlueGreen360 Personality of the Year

The BlueGreen360 Awards celebrate businesses and individuals in the marine tourism industry who are dedicated to inspire and champion sustainable solutions in their day-to-day operations and sharing their invaluable knowledge with the wider community. The awards also honour those pioneers who attempt to strive above the rest by adopting and utilising brand new technologies to ensure the sustainability of our oceans for the generations to come.

The Green Fins Award is featured in the award category, which will be presented to the Green Fins member dive center with the lowest environmental impact, demonstrated by an assessment of business practice conducted within the last 18 months. Green Fins members will be automatically put forward for this award and are not required to enter.

Targeted businesses and individuals to join the award will be within one of these categories and operating in the Asia Pacific region:

  • Hotels & Resort
  • Liveaboards
  • Scuba and Free Diving Operators

PERSONALITY

Influencer360

  • Ocean Hero of the Year (Advocator)
  • Ocean Citizen Personality of the Year (Influencer/Celebrities)
  • Ocean Youth Voices of the Year

The Influencer360 category celebrates and recognises inspiring advocators/celebrities from around the world that are making a sound impact for ocean health. The award offers recognition to the individual/celebrity that inspire others through their work and change lives for the generations to come.

  • Ocean Academia of the Year
  • Ocean NGO/NPO (Ocean Plastic) of the Year
  • Ocean NGO/NPO (Ocean Clean-Up) of the Year
  • Ocean NGO/NPO (Marine Biodiversity) of the Year

The Educate360 category celebrates academic institutions and organisations across the globe that are making notable contributions to marine and ocean health research projects and ocean clean-up activities. This award offers recognition to academia and NGO/NPOs, who excel to ensure the sustainability of our oceans for the generations to come.