• Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • April 17-19, 2020
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Date SUNDAY, 19 APRIL 2020
Time 1400 – 1500 hrs
Location TEKDIVE ZONE
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
60 mins session (Panel Discussion)
15 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Cave Diving + Cave Mapping

Cave diving exposes you to a whole new world in the deep. Once you are equipped with a diving certificate, have ventured to technical, deep, advance air mix, and acquired ample basic cave diving knowledge and experience, you might be ready to jump into this niche discipline. Cave diving presents many challenges: complicated navigation, low visibility, and a lack of direct access to the artificial ceiling. But it is a realm in its own, and one that is so fascinating it makes all the effort worthwhile.

Date 18 APRIL 2020, SATURDAY
Time 1400 – 1500 hrs
Location TEKDIVE ZONE
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

SUSTAINABLE MARINE TOURISM by GREEN FINS

Date 18 APRIL 2020, SATURDAY
Time 1400 – 1500 hrs
Location DIVING101 EDUCATION ZONE
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

EqualEasy – Equalization in Freediving and how safe is it?

The sport of freediving is gaining popularity in Asia. The human lung, developed for the intake of air, faces the challenge of tackling the underwater abyss. This panel also tackles the discrepancy in the knowledge and competence of instructors, especially since the education of equalising is not a standardised practise across the different agencies.

Date 19 APRIL 2020, SATURDAY
Time 1400 – 1500 hrs
Location DIVING101 EDUCATION ZONE
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

How does freediver hold their breath?

Different agencies teach breath-holding methods differently. This panel delves into the important questions of whether it is absolutely necessary to have a standard breathing and holding method, or if one should just learn the best of what is offered at every organisation. Panellists also discuss if one method can be fit for all lungs, or if a customised method ideal from person to person. Join in and listen to the experts that will share the best breath-holding for freediving and/or swimming.

Date TBA
Time TBA
Location UNDERWATER360 STAGE
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

GhostNET from an Ocean Contect (Conservation)

Ghost nets account for a third of the marine litter in the ocean and this is a concern as this nets impose as a threat to the marine ecosystem and a diver’s underwater well-being. Due to the global demand for seafood that gave rise to the commercial fishing industry and unsustainable fishing practices, this panel dives into the conundrum caused by these abandoned, lost and disposed fishing gears have on the environment and its dire toll on marine life and divers, and possible solutions to this burning issue.

Date TBA
Time TBA
Location UNDERWATER360 STAGE
Duration 10 mins session (Setting the scene)
60 mins session (Panel Discussion)
20 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Micro on Single-Use Plastic Conundrum

Picture these words: nano debris, micro debris, macro debris, disposable, biodegradable, disintegration, sustainable, straw, PET, single-use plastic. What do you see? Trash. These are some of the common terms that surface in this “Single-Use Plastic” discussion, where the panel addresses this vital issue to the mass audience and brings them a better awareness to the current plastic situation.

Date TBA
Time TBA
Location TBA
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Dive Responsibly – Role model as a responsible diver

Dive safety is the pinnacle in the diver’s code of conduct. As such, rules are set when a group of divers venture into the sea together in order to minimise and mitigate any possible accident or mishap before, during and after diving – whether on a liveaboard, or via shore and boat dives.

Date TBA
Time TBA
Location TBA
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Divesafety101

This panel is for divers with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Diving) traits, as well as for budding divers and divers-to-be. It’s good to be equipped with safety knowledge and actively practicing it while diving and snorkeling.

Date TBA
Time TBA
Location Diving 101 Stage, Education Zone
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Mermaid101

Mermaiding has been gaining popularity in recent years, and more diving agencies are offering mermaid courses as one of their mainstream teaching materials. With this new trend, this panel will explore what it takes to be a mermaid, how it differs from other forms of diving, and you may also attain some insider tips and tricks from the experts.

Date 18 APRIL 2020,  SATURDAY
Time 1400 – 1500 hrs
Location IMAGE 101
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

½ that picture! Over and Under Split Shots

With different techniques and the vast number of genres in photography and videography, selecting the appropriate underwater imaging gear to capture that award-winning image may pose as a challenge. ADEX bring the experts from the field to share and discuss the jizz of half-and-half production.

Date 19 APRIL 2020, SUNDAY
Time 1500 – 1600 hrs
Location IMAGE 101
Duration 5 mins session (Setting the scene)
45 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Photo / Video: Black is the new Blue

This panel discusses and shares insights on the skills required to become an avid underwater photographer and videographer. As camera sensors get technologically advanced, innovative research and development pairs with skillful photography/videography techniques to capture clear, pristine black backgrounds, including optimal exposure and light casting on the subject. The advancement from the latest imaging sensor technology paired with a diver’s good diving skills and camera techniques, the means to capture the “perfect” image has become highly attainable.

Date TBA
Time TBA
Location TBA
Duration 15 mins session (Setting the scene)
35 mins session (Panel Discussion)
10 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Scuba Diving – Innovative Education Systems

Teaching and learning has seen transformation from print to online in order to deliver and receive a quick-learning experience anywhere around the world, all in our own comfort and time. However, are there differences in experience, history, differences with this method in contrast to traditional learning methods from SCUBA training agencies?

Date SUNDAY
Time TBA
Location UNDERWATER360 STAGE
Duration 10 mins session (Setting the scene)
90 mins session (Panel Discussion)
20 mins session (Questions & Answers)

Scuba Diving – Innovative Education Systems

Teaching and learning has seen transformation from print to online in order to deliver and receive a quick-learning experience anywhere around the world, all in our own comfort and time. However, are there differences in experience, history, differences with this method in contrast to traditional learning methods from SCUBA training agencies?