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Innovating through the Pandemic: Diving into Scuba Equipment

Innovating through the Pandemic: Diving into Scuba Equipment

Panellists:
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

Co-Moderators:
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…’

#Tekdiving101 Becoming a Better Tek Diver: Tips on Cave Diving

#Tekdiving101
Becoming a Better Tek Diver: Tips on Cave Diving

Panellists :
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

Moderator:
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

In Conversation with David Strike: From Carriers to Caves with Brian Kakuk

In Conversation with David Strike:
From Carriers to Caves with Brian Kakuk

Moderator:
David Strike [Australia] ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer & Fellow of The Explorers Club

Speakers:
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 Ice Diving

Becoming a Better Tek Diver: Tips on Ice Diving

Panellists:
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

Moderator:
Ahmed Gabr [Egypt] Guinness World Record Holder for the Deepest Scuba Dive (332.35m),
ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving and Co-Founder of if

Diving Tourism Towards A Blue Recovery: Reimagining The Post-Pandemic Future 2022

Diving Tourism Towards A Blue Recovery: Reimagining The Post-Pandemic Future 2022

 

Moderator:

Karter Lee

Speakers:

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

Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography with William Tan

Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography with William Tan

Moderator:
Adam Hanlon [UK] Publisher & Editor-at-large of Wetpixel

Speaker:
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.

Freediving101# featuring Walid Boudhiaf – The Freediver

Freediving101# featuring Walid Boudhiaf – The Freediver

Speaker:
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.

Lights & Darkness with Tom St Georges

Conversation with the Masters of Underwater Photography – Lights & Darkness with Tom St Georges

Speaker:
Tom St George [UK/Mexico] Underwater Photographer

Moderator:
Adam Hanlon [UK] Publisher & Editor-at-large of Wetpixel

The ADEX Virtual Expo

Hierachy of Capture – The 10 Levels of Fugitive Plastic Escape

Hierachy of Capture – The 10 Levels of Fugitive Plastic Escape

Speaker:
Louise Hardman [Australia] CEO/Founder of Plastic Collective, Plastic Educator & Zoologist