ADEX Sabah Ocean Partnership Summit 2023

In conjunction with the ADEX SABAH OCEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2023, a new type of ocean hero will emerge to actively seek and remove plastics, debris and abandoned fishing nets and other waste polluting our waters.

ADEX Sabah Ocean Partnership Summit 2023 presents an extraordinary ocean cleanup event where ADEX Ambassador HIDY YU, will lead a dedicated team of scuba divers, volunteers, and environmental organizations.

On 20 August 2023, for a remarkable 23-hour period, they will tirelessly work in the waters surrounding the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), diligently removing plastics, ghost nets, debris, and other pollutants from the ocean. Equipped with specialized gear, their mission is to rid the marine ecosystem of these harmful elements, ensuring minimal impact during the cleanup process. Once retrieved, the collected items will be properly disposed of, recycled, or repurposed, minimizing any further harm.

Join us as we unite in our commitment to protect our oceans. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for marine life. Dive in and be a part of this extraordinary ocean cleanup event!



Hong Kong

In the 16 years she has been diving, Hidy has travelled extensively as an underwater model for various underwater advertisements, diving magazines, travel episodes and TV shows. She also premiered in a freediving film with sharks in the Caribbean to promote shark conservation. The Rising Star award in ADEX Beijing Ocean Week in 2018, and NAUl Outstanding Service Award in 2021 are the most notable among her many accolades. Advocating for ocean conservation, she launched a charter with Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department on micro-plastic beads in 2022. From 2016 to 2019, she was the mermaid ambassador at ADEX Singapore and was honoured as the  ADEX Ocean Ambassador at ADEX Ocean Mission 2023.


ADEX Ocean Clean Up CSR Programme Schedule

20th August

Venue: Jesselton Point Jetty

3:00 pm: Assembly of Participants at Jetty
3:10 pm: Media Arrival and setting up
3:45 pm: Welcome the Arrival of the Minister
4:00 pm: Departure of Swimmers and Divers for Ocean Clean Up
Diving Schedule:

5:00 pm: Sunset Dives

Evening: Night Dive with Down Below & Specialty Divers
21st August
6:00 am – 3:00 pm: Diving Rotation by Boat Numbers

3:00 pm: Arrive back to Jesselton Point Jetty

Venue: SICC (Sabah International Convention Centre)

7:00 pm: Ocean Hero Night Celebration

9:30 pm: Conclusion of Event

For more information, please e-mail [email protected] and check out www.adex.asia.


20th Aug 4 pm – 21st Aug 3 pm 

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah




  • Includes Diving, Equipment, Ocean Hero Night Cocktail Party
  • 1x Ocean Hero T-Shirt
  • Valid Diving Licence is required.


20th August 

1500   HRS               – Assembly of all participants to be present at Jesselton point jetty.

1510   HRS               – Arrival of media

1545   HRS               – Arrival of minister

1600   HRS              – FLAG OFF – departure of swimmer & divers

1700   HRS               – Sunset dives

1700 – 0000 HRS    – Night dive [ Down below + Specialty divers ]

21st August

0000 – 0600 HRS    – Night dive [ Down below + Specialty divers]

0600-1500   HRS     – All divers to rotate by number of boats

1500   HRS               – Arrival at Jesselton Point jetty.

1900   HRS               – Ocean Hero Night celebration (Venue: SICC)

2200   HRS               – Event Conclusion

PIC: Saiful @ +6011-40141141 ; Hoak @ +6016-8300240 ; Oliver @ +6019-8808557

Technical Details:

Propose to separate the 23 hours to blocks. Each block for 3 hours, 12 divers, 1 dive each


20th August

4:00 pm – 7:00pm – Block 1

7:00 pm – 10:00pm – Block 2

10:00 pm – 01:00am – Block 3

01:00 am – 04:00am – Block 4

04:00 am – 7:00 am – Block 5

7:00am – 10:00am – Block 6

10:00am – 01:00pm – Block 7

01:00pm – 03:00pm – Block 8 (2 hours)

Each block has

  • 1 x Dive Boat
  • 1 x Emergency and Safety equipment
  • 1 x Dive Leader (Dive professional with local site experience)
  • 12 x Diver participants
  • 15 tanks
  • Dive Equipment (sufficient)

Dive operator can select which Block they can accommodate, and recruitment of divers for the specific slot / block.

Divers need to be ready (at departure point) an hour before. To Register, Briefing and equipment preparation. Dive operator needs to be ready and depart 30 mins before the start slot time.

The Dive

  • In the block, the 12 divers will be divided into 3 or 4 groups
  • 3 groups will consist of 4 divers as a team; with a bottom time of 60 mins
  • 4 groups will consist of 3 divers as a team; with a bottom time of 45 mins

Dive Leaders should use their discretion to decide on whether to conduct direct or indirect supervision for divers in water. Safety stop must be conducted and marker buoy set up during this stop as a signal for the next group to start their dives.