#APE 8TH MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENT 2021 – DECEMBER SERIES
ADEX Pixel Expo
Scuba Diver AustralAsia
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Tom St George
UK / Mexico
Dr Richard Harris
Por Parasu Komaradat
Arief Yudo Wibowo
#APE 8TH MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENT 2021 SCHEDULE – DECEMBER SERIES
Hierachy of Capture – The 10 Levels of Fugitive Plastic Escape
Louise Hardman [Australia] CEO/Founder of Plastic Collective, Plastic Educator & Zoologist
The ADEX Virtual Expo
Freediving101# featuring Walid Boudhiaf – The Freediver
Wahid Boudhiaf [Tunisia] Freediving World Record Holder
Walid Boudhiaf is a freediving World Record holder in the discipline of variable weight (VWT) with a depth of – 150 meters. His quest for new performances has led him to shift the limits of the human body and to explore different training and breathing techniques, as well as developing advanced tools for the mind, such as stress management and deep relaxation. An endless journey that allowed him to discover new cultures and remote destinations.
Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography – Lights & Darkness with Tom St Georges
Tom St George [UK/Mexico] Underwater Photographer
Adam Hanlon [UK] Publisher & Editor-at-large of Wetpixel
Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography with William Tan
Adam Hanlon [UK] Publisher & Editor-at-large of Wetpixel
William Tan [Singapore] ADEX Ambassador for Underwater (Macro) Photography
William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since childhood. While studying at the Johns Hopkins University (USA), much of his spare time was spent gazing at the extensive marine collection of the nearby National Aquarium in Baltimore.
A violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, William earned his scuba diving certification in 1994. Thereafter, without his prized antique Italian violin, he travels extensively between concert seasons throughout the Pacific region photographing marine life for scientific institutions, camera and housing manufacturers, tourism organizations, dive magazines and resorts.
William works closely with Canon Singapore, and is generously sponsored by Fourth Element Equipment for Adventure, Fun-In Underwater Photo Equipment, Nauticam International Limited, RGBlue Underwater Lighting System, and Scubalamp Underwater Photography Equipment.
Diving Tourism Towards A Blue Recovery: Reimagining The Post-Pandemic Future 2022
Abi Carnadie [Indonesia] Professional Diver and PADI Industry Consultant for Indonesia
Bo Mancao [Philippines] Professional Underwater Photographer, Cinematographer, PCSSD Commissioner, PADI Ambassadiver
Monica Chin [Malaysia] Managing Director of One Ocean Empire & Ocean Quest Global Ambassador 2021/2022
Arief Yudo Wibowo [Indonesia] Professional Underwater Photographer, Publisher of Scuba Diver Australasia Indonesian Edition
Becoming a Better Tek Diver: Tips on Ice Diving
Gerald Nowak [Germany] Ice-Wreck-Cave Diver, Award-winning Underwater Photographer, Instructor Trainer at CMAS Germany (FST), Instructor at Scuba School International (SSI) CR-PHOTO.de // Gerald Nowak
Josh Thornton [USA] President at Subgravity and Director of Training at Dive Addicts Subgravity
Sergey Gorpinyuk [Russia] IANTD, CMAS Instructor Trainer-Trainer (Advanced Nitrox), Instructor Trainer (Trimix, Technical Cave, eCCR Inspiration, Trimix Gas Blender, Technical Wreck) Freediver, Certified Equipment Maintenance Technician: Aqualung, Equipment development and production: Smart five
Evgeny Poluhin [Russia] Course Director of NDL, Former Officer Combat Divers of the Russian Navy, Rebreather Instructor, Cave Diver, Organiser of the Ice Diving Competition, Co-Founder of the Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Center
Ahmed Gabr [Egypt] Guinness World Record Holder for the Deepest Scuba Dive (332.35m),
ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving and Co-Founder of if
In Conversation with David Strike:
From Carriers to Caves with Brian Kakuk
David Strike [Australia] ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer & Fellow of The Explorers Club
Brian Kakuk [USA / Bahamas] Founder/Director of the Bahamas Caves Research Foundation, Co-Owner/Operator of Bahamas Underground Cave and Technical Diving Facility Brian Kakuk
Brian is a former U.S. Navy Diver with over 30 years of professional diving experience. His work has taken him beneath nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, to jumping from helicopters into 10- foot seas to recover million-dollar weapon systems, to record penetrations of underwater cave systems around the world. His research diving work with various governmental and scientific institutions has revealed new species of cave adapted marine life, as well as the discovery of fossils that are now repainting the picture of the Bahamas past environment.
His expertise in diving safety has been used widely in the feature film industry as a Diving Safety Officer and underwater stuntman. With more than 3000 exploration cave dives, Brian is considered one of the leading authorities on the underwater/underground environments of the Bahamas and is a veteran of multiple high-profile underwater cave expeditions in the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Australia, Christmas Island, Sardinia Italy, Kefalonia, Greece, Budapest, Hungary and the U.S.
Though a seasoned underwater explorer, photographer, author, cave diving instructor and conservationist, Brian’s primary efforts are in the pursuit of the protection of underwater caves in the Bahamas, with a current focus on the Crystal Caves of Abaco Island and the massive fracture caves of Andros Island. Brian is working hand in hand with the Bahamian Government and local NGOs to preserve the world’s most highly decorated and scientifically significant underwater cave systems.
On the side, Brian assists several equipment manufacturers with the development of new side mounted cave diving equipment and closed-circuit breathing apparatus.
Brian is an Advanced Cave and Technical Instructor Trainer for and serves on the International Advisory Board of the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD). He is a Cave Diving Instructor for the U.S. National Speleological Society – Cave Diving Section and Diving Consultant for the National Museum of the Bahamas (Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation) and is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club of New York.
Becoming a Better Tek Diver: Tips on Cave Diving
Cristina Zenato [Bahamas] Member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, Ocean and Cave Explorer, Educator and Conservationist Cristina Zenato
John Kendall [UK] GUE Instructor Evaluator and Training Council Member, GUE Tech & Cave Instructor, Fellow of The Explorers Club of New York
Dr Richard Harris [Australia] Anaesthetist, Cave Diver, Recipient of Star of Courage, the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), the 2019 Explorers Club President’s Medal for Heroism, the 2018 PADI Medal of Valour, Co-Recipient of Australian Of The Year 2019
Will Goodman [Indonesia] TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor Trainer, Advanced Mixed-Gas CCR instructor, Cave and Wreck Diver, Owner of Black Water Tek, Motivational Speaker
Por Parasu Komaradat [Thailand] Cave & Technical Diving Instructor, Project Jaya & IANTD Por Parasu Komaradat – Dive Instructor
Alex Santos [Philippines] Founder and CEO of Philippine Technical Diver – PHILTECH, IANTD Cave Instructor, Commercial Diver & Member of the Filipino Cave Divers Alex Santos Filipino Cave Divers
Innovating through the Pandemic: Diving into Scuba Equipment
Jared Hires [USA] General Manager/Marketing Director of Dive Rite
Jim Standing [UK] Founder and Director of Fourth Element
Paul Strike [UK] Founder and Director of Fourth Element
Daren Marshall [Canada] Regional Manager Asia Pacific for Shearwater Research
Michael Thomas [UK] TDI Nitrox and Technical Diver Training from a long background of Wreck, Reef, Ocean and Cave Exploration, and Fellow Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
Gareth Lock [UK] Founder of The Human Diver, Author of ‘Under Pressure: Diving Deeper with Human Factors’ and Documentary Producer of ‘If Only…’
ABOUT #APE 8TH MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENT 2021
Connecting the global dive industry, blue economy sectors and its community all in the comforts of your own home!
#APE ADEX Pixel Expo resumes with a monthly fringe festival by divers, for divers with exciting “virtually” interactive and engaging activities, such as ADEX Underwater360º Virtual Expo and ADEX Bingo! [COMING SOON!] that aims to bring dive-minded divers together over a united cause – diving and the ocean!
Organised by the digital platform for ADEX Asia Dive Expo, ADEX Pixel Expo, #APE 8th Monthly Virtual Event 2021 celebrates the diversity of the ocean and its diving landscape, with a series of events happening on the 8th of each month, with an aim to bring trending dialogue and deep-rooted tales on the pulse of scuba diving, with inspirational guests and insightful stories!
Plot your interest, save the dates!
8 JULY, THURS
Descending Deep into East Asia: Exploration into Diving Disciplines, Destinations, and Beyond
8 AUGUST, SUN
Descending Deep into South-East Asia: Exploration into Destinations and Diving. Plus, MAJULAH SINGAPURA
8 SEPTEMBER, WEDS
Delving into Dive Safety & Diving Courses
8-10 OCTOBER, FRI-SUN
LIVE! ADEX Dive Bazaar • Asian Geographic UW & Watersports Bazaar
8 NOVEMBER, MON
Descending Deep into West & South Asia: Exploration into Diving Disciplines, Destinations, and Beyond
8 DECEMBER, WEDS
Going Diveaholic with UW Equipment & Dive Gear
Underwater360° (UW360) is the umbrella platform that represents every major pillar of diving across Asia and the world. Since 2010, the platform hopes to hurdle together over 25,000,000* divers community globally through curating content and services that offers ‘everything one needs to know about exploring the world of water. Gathering the dive community, together with the whole diving industry, underwater360 provides informative, up-to-date, exciting information, all of which is easy to digest on the go such as their three magazines titles, a massive dive expo and a lifestyle, infotainment, directory and networking hub called ‘Diveaholic by underwater360’ for all the underwater enthusiasts out there. For more information, please visit www.uw360.asia.
* Source PADI Global Certification & Membership Statistics 2017
More than just an annual dive show, ADEX Series is inspired by the past and aims to lead the present and impact the future. The Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) is the largest and longest-running dive consumer and trade show in Asia, celebrating its 25th year in 2019. ADEX is endorsed by major industry organizations such as the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) and China Underwater Association and has been recognized as “Best Exhibition Organiser 2018” by the Singapore Tourism Board. ADEX was also recently appointed by the United Nations and Asia-Pacific Diving communities as Sustainable Ocean Ambassador. Underwater360 group has managed the event since 2009, resulting in significant growth and establishing ADEX as a must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving. ADEX 2019 will take place in Singapore in April; in Shanghai and Beijing in July; and in Mumbai, India, for the first time in October. For more information, please visit www.adex.asia
ABOUT ADEX PIXEL EXPO
“ADEX Pixel “Virtual” Expo is the product of COVID-19 pandemic and also the next stage for ADEX after 25 years. This platform will be the virtual/online arm to the existing ADEX series of shows as we hope to unite the industry as ‘One Industry. One Ocean. One Community’ and, also hopefully to be ‘The World’s First Digital Dive Show’!”
– John Thet, CEO of ADEX series of shows, Project Director of ADEX Pixel “Virtual” Expo, Publisher and Editorial Director of Asian Diver, Scuba Diver Australasia/OceanPlanet, Founder of Historical Diving Society Asia, and President of Magazine Publisher Association of Singapore [MPAS]
Connecting the global dive and marine conservation industry, blue economy sectors, and its community, ADEX PIXEL “Virtual” EXPO (#APE) brings together with the world’s best dive influencers, thought leaders, industry key players – speakers and exhibitors, NGOs/NPOs, social enterprises from the global landscape on ONE platform through new monthly contents that entertain, educate, and engage. #APE delivers informative contents, interviews, LIVE! webinars and podcast series, an expansive marketplace, community forum, a stunning image gallery showcasing 2,021 underwater images from all over the world, and more exciting elements – all in the comforts of your own home! For more information, please visit www.adex.asia