Dive into the World of Ocean Conservation and Exploration at ADEX Pixel Expo 2023: A Virtual Celebration for World Ocean Day 2023! Schedule

Impact of Over Diving on Eco Systems

The pressing issue of the “Impact of Over Diving on Eco Systems,” will highlight the detrimental effects of excessive diving activities and advocating for responsible diving practices.


Anuar Abdullah [Malaysia]
Dr. Anuar Abdullah, founder of Ocean Quest Global, has been involved in coral conservation since 1981. His projects have been implemented in over fifty locations worldwide. He is known for inventing the patented coral catalyst, a key component of an organic coral propagation system. In 2013, he became the Coral Reef Ambassador for Asian Dive Expo (ADEX) and introduced the coral propagation system for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He also collaborated with the Marine National Park Operation Center to rehabilitate Maya Bay in Thailand from 2018 to 2022. Recently, he has expanded his focus to Blue Economy and Sustainability projects in the Arabian Sea, establishing a coral nursery in the sub-tropical Red Sea through Ocean Quest Egypt.


Shahina Ali [Maldives]

Generational Exchange for Ocean Conservation with Valerie Taylor & Hidy Yu

Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking conversation between the legendary Valerie Taylor and esteemed conservationist Hidy Yu. Gain valuable insights into the generational exchange of ideas for ocean conservation and the power of collaboration.



Valerie Taylor [Australia]

Why Ocean Literacy should be compulsory in schools?

Embark on a virtual journey to discover why ocean literacy should be made compulsory in schools, fostering environmental stewardship and empowering students for a sustainable future.



Elsie Gabriel [India]

Reef Watch and it’s Conservation Efforts

Discover how Reef Watch is actively working towards preserving and protecting fragile reef ecosystems through research, education programs, documentation, and scientific support.



Mitali Dutti Kakar [India]

ADEX Sabah GhostNet Hunting Project in Sabah – August 2023: Ben Lecomte, Hidy Yu, and 21 Others

Journey with ocean explorers, including Ben Lecomte and Hidy Yu, as they discuss the ADEX Sabah GhostNet Hunting Project. Gain insights into their upcoming expedition, aiming to tackle the issue of ghost nets threatening marine life in Sabah.
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to connect with prominent ocean personalities, acquire insights into conservation efforts, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of underwater wonders. Join us for ADEX Pixel Expo 2024 on June 8, 2023, and let’s come together to celebrate the magnificence of our oceans.



Ben Lecomte [USA]

Hidy Yu [Hong Kong]

Diving Medicine for Dive Leaders



Chantelle Newman [South Africa / UK]
Chantelle Newman is a highly accomplished Diver Medic Instructor and member of the prestigious Women Divers Hall of Fame. She currently serves as the DAN Europe Manager for the UK and is a member of The Explorers Club. In addition to her impressive diving resume, Chantelle is also a remote medicine instructor and course creator. With years of experience in the diving industry, Chantelle is an expert in her field and a true inspiration to fellow divers.

Her passion for diving and exploration has taken her all over the world and she is constantly seeking new challenges and adventures. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with others in hopes of promoting safe diving practices.

About Dive into the World of Ocean Conservation and Exploration at ADEX Pixel Expo 2023: A Virtual Celebration for World Ocean Day 2023!

ADEX Pixel Expo 2023 is proud to present an immersive virtual celebration for World Ocean Day on June 8, 2023.

Join us from 13:00 to 17:00 HRS as we bring together celebrity ocean personalities, captivating ocean films, insightful discussions on conservation, and the latest updates in sustainability.

Prepare to dive deep into a world of wonder, where the oceans take center stage.



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


“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



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