Press Release OCEAN VISION 2022

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ADEX Asia Dive Expo is the largest and longest-running dive consumer and trade show in Asia, also recognised as the must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving! This year, ADEX is back as ADEX Ocean Vision 2022, as we dedicate the event to the elusive blue whale, which is Federally listed as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act and protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The blue whale population has tragically plummeted due to the advances in whaling technology which enables commercial whaling activities worldwide. ADEX Ocean Vision endeavours to raise awareness about the plight of this fascinating animal.

Having celebrated its silver jubilee in 2019, ADEX Ocean Vision will return on 16 to 18 September 2022 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, after the halt caused by the global pandemic. The event would bring together diving enthusiasts from all over the world to rediscover, renew and revive one’s long-desired passion and dive deep into Asia’s magnificent and spectacular blue biodiversity and to progress towards a blue recovery.

ADEX Ocean Vision 2022 will bring you through 3 days of fun-filled, interactive and educational events and activities. From live sharings from expert speakers, live judging of photography competitions to lucky draws with exciting prizes to be won, you will surely be kept busy while you’re at ADEX Ocean Vision 2022! Sign up now at tinyurl.com/adexoceanvision2022 to get your tickets to the show! Registration is FREE till 31 July 2022, 23:59PM (Singapore Standard Time).

 

What’s happening at ADEX Ocean Vision 2022?

The 2022 ADEX Ocean Partnership Summit (OPS) will set the stage for ADEX Ocean Vision 2022. The Summit slogan — Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration and Action. — aptly sums up the goals of the one-day summit, which is to foster stronger collaboration across Asia to protect and conserve our oceans together. OPS Asia will feature future-forward panel discussions, fireside chats, ocean symposiums, Scuba360 business exchange opportunities, Trade360 business forums and BlueGreen360 Awards. The event is supported by the National Parks Board Singapore, and builds on the United Nations’ 2021 to 2030 Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

 

Keep a look out for our speakers who will be presenting on different topics, namely — Conservation, Underwater Photography/Videography and Free-diving. We have an exciting line-up of speakers from all across the world who will be gracing their presence at the expo to share with us their wealth of knowledge and expertise! Mermaids and mermen will also be performing at the show to bedazzle everyone with their grace and beauty!

Conservation Speakers: Anindia Kalidava, Anuar Abdullah, B. Mohammed Nowshad, C. Abdul Riyas, Elsie Gabriel, Janel Kok, Mark Rausch, Monica Chin, Olga Belka, Raheem D.A

Underwater Photography/Videography Speakers: Aaron Wong, Ace Wu, Alan Lo, Eric Goh, Imran Ahmad, José Jeuland, Dr Klaus Stiefeld, Manny Librodo, Matthew Smith, Michael Aw, Renee Capozzola, Scott Tuason, Tobias Friedrich, William Tan

Free-diving Speakers: To be confirmed – Stay tuned!

Performing Mermaids and Mermen: Afa Zhang, August Ho, Mermaid Couple (Alex and Irina) Denice Erycka, Fari Wu, Mermaid Joyce, Mermaid Lea, Lu Huang, Mermaid Luna, Mermaid Mela, Melodie Yap, Merliah Moidu, Merwen, Mermaid Mia, Sirene Kalypso, Yukki Wong, Mermaid Zwi

Needless to say, there will also be booths from different exhibitors featuring dive equipment, tourist and diving destinations, diving packages and filling up the space at the expo! If you are looking for any diving-related apparatus, packages, or simply wish to bask in the gaiety of a consumer show, ADEX Ocean Vision 2022 will not disappoint you! Currently, all 180 of our exhibitors slots are almost all filled up already! Tourism boards from different countries such as the Philippines Tourism Promotions Board will also be there to excite you with the different dive destinations and travel attractions that they have to offer.

Exhibitors: ADEX Official Shop, A Plus Marine Supply Inc, Alcan Exports, Amaya Explorer, Apnea 42, Aqualung, August Society Swimwear, Bauer, B&J Toman, Bali Hai Diving, Blue Corner Dive (Bali Indonesia), Ceningan Divers, Coral Coast Divers, Cuddlefish Divers, DAN World, Dive Box (Mares), Dive Damai, Dive Where, Divesea, Diving Solutions, Dolphine Explorer, Dragon Dive Komodo, Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet, GULL Scuba Diving, Infiniti Liveaboard, K2 Lembeh Dive Resort, Poni Divers Brunei Wreck Diving, Living Oceans, Malaillo, Maldives & Red Sea Blue Force Fleet, Marianas Visitors Authority, Meridian Adventure Dive – Raja Ampat, Mermaid Liveaboards, Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, MKB Dive Asia (Private) Limited, Mola Mola, Myna Tours Maldives, Nudii & Whale, Panunee, Pullman Maldives Maamuta, Rebreather Association of International Divers (RAID), Santum Dive Indonesia-Bali-Una, Sabah Tourism, Sarawak Tourism Board, Sea Safari Cruises, Scuba Junkie, Scubaspa Maldives, SEACAM, Searovers Dive NW Bali, Shearwater, Silver Reef Resort, Singapore Freediving Academy, Squires Bingham Sports, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Taveuni Dive Resort, Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Whale Swim Tonga, Velocean, White Manta Diving, Wonderful Indonesia, Worldwide Dive and Sail

You can look forward to a slew of electrifying events that will take place as part of ADEX Ocean Vision 2022 too! Check out the different events below:

TekTalkAsia is one of ADEX’s biggest highlights. The conference focuses on the technical diving discipline and showcases some of the world’s most intriguing and technically challenging dives. Each year, the line-up of Tekdive speakers includes some of the most accomplished Tekdivers in Asia and around the globe! TekTalkAsia is a place to network, share experiences and tap into knowledge from the veterans and experts. The various presentations will include information on prime underwater environments, technical diving adventures and experiences, as well as new technologies. Get your tickets to TekTalkAsia now at www.adex.asia/tekdive-conference/ (limited seats available)!

Technical Diving Speakers: Alex Santos, Aron Arngrimsson, Beatrice Rivoira, Chris Haslam, Claus Rasmussen, David Street, David Strike, Dr Dawn Kernagis, Jacqueline Genuino, Marc Crane, Mark Powell, Mikko Paasi, Ram Yoro, Richie Kohler, Robin Cuesta, Rosemary Lunn, Shruti Bhanushali, Tiffany Norberg

What’s more? If you tune into the August edition of ADEX Pixel Expo on 8 August 2022, you will be able to enjoy 50% off all TekTalkAsia tickets! Simply leave a comment on the livestreams of the ADEX Pixel Expo webinars and book your tickets on the same day to be entitled to the discount.

Interested in underwater photography and videography? Take part in the annual ADEX Voice of the Ocean Photo/Video/Art Competition (VOO) 2022 now! VOO celebrates visual representations of the ocean and its many creatures. The best works by underwater photographers, videographers and artists are presented and judged live by a panel of distinguished experts — Matthew Smith, Scott Tuason, Renee Capozzola, Tobias Friedrich and Imran Ahmad —  in front of an audience! Prizes for the different categories include cameras, watches trips and much more! Submit your entries now at www.adex.asia/voo-2022/! Submissions close on 1 September 2022, 23:59PM (SST).

Interested in photography/ videography … but not necessarily underwater? Fret not! You can also take part in Asian Geographic’s Images of Asia Photo/Video Competition (IOA) 2022, as we celebrate Asia and its vibrance together!

The judges who will be conducting the live judging during the expo will be Manuel Libres Librodo Jr., José Jeuland, Eric Goh, Dr Klaus M. Stiefel and Aaron Wong. Prizes to be won include a 4D3N trip to Bohol or Coron in the Philippines, sponsored by the Tourism Promotion Board Philippines! Submit your entries now at www.asiangeo.com/ioa/! Submissions close on 1 September 2022, 23:59PM (SST).

ADEX Ocean Gallery 2022 will be the largest digital ocean gallery showcasing 2,022 underwater photographs submitted by the public, uniting under the theme ‘The Big Picture. One Ocean, One Gallery’.

We are only a few hundred photos away from our goal of amassing 2,022 underwater photos, so do submit your masterpieces now at www.adex.asia/ocean-gallery/ to see your photos showcased on the big screen both online and on-site on the LED screen at ADEX Ocean Vision 2022!

How well do you know Asia’s rich history, politics, environment and geography? The Asian Geographic Hot Soup Challenge 2022 will test participants’ knowledge on the region in a competitive environment with exciting prizes to be won! The champions will go on a 4D3N trip to the Philippines with the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful hotspots in Bohol and Coron, sponsored by the Tourism Promotion Board Philippines.

This year, the Asian Geographic Hot Soup Challenge is opening its competition categories not just to educational institutes but people of all ages. We welcome you to pit your wits against others and see if you can clinch the title of champion of knowledge on Asia!

Over the years, the previous ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenges has received strong support from secondary schools across Singapore, with over 3,200 students from over 1,000 schools participating in previous years.

Participants will also get to meet and greet our distinguished Guest of Honour, and listen to a series of educational talks from several inspirational guest speakers.

Sign up now in your teams at www.asiangeo.com/hot-soup-school-challenge/!

 

More about ADEX

Since its inception with the first edition in 1995, ADEX has been the largest, and the longest-running dive expo in Asia. An established trade-show and a trusted name in the industry, ADEX has since evolved, edition to edition, and further positioned itself to be “more than just a dive show”; opening its doors to welcome divers, non-divers, families, and students with its specially curated programmes to grow beyond its current community. Each year, ADEX focuses on a theme dedicated to an endangered marine species with the aim of raising conservation awareness.

The event is proudly endorsed by major organisations in the industry, such as the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and the China Underwater Association (CUA). It has also been recently appointed as the “Sustainable Ocean Ambassador” by the Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) — the inter-government non-profit organisation in association with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

 

From the Organiser

ADEX 2022 celebrates its 27th anniversary this year! In addition, the ADEX Ocean Partnership Summit (OPS) — announced in 2019 — will commence in 2022. With an array of scientific experts and government officials from all over the world participating in the OPS, we hope to come up with more global solutions that will propel us closer to a future with clean and sustainable oceans.

Continuing my mission to liberate the inner diver, I aim to learn with, lead and inspire the coming generations of divers to look below the waves and change the way — and the world — view our oceans. I strive to support this industry impeccably, through the navigation of the Underwater360 group, and work tirelessly to inspire and encourage people to explore the beauty beneath the waves.

 

 

 

 

 

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