18-20 Apr: ADEX (Asian Dive Expo)

International Year of the Reef will be a feature at this year's Asian Dive Expo!

Asia Dive Expo is Asia's largest and longest running exhibition for the dive industry and related businesses.

ADEX 2008 is not only a jam packed event with the hottest dive deals around and exciting activities to take part in but it is also THE place to become more environmentally aware of current dive practices.

All the action is happening at ‘The EcoVillage @ ADEX 2008' where you can find a whole host of eco conscious activities such as informative seminars, film fests, photography competitions, educational tours along with fantastic ADEX dollar deals and useful ADEX merchandise.

‘The EcoVillage @ ADEX’ will instil a sense of environmentalism as a way of life amongst all visitors. Teaming up with local schools, ‘The EcoVillage @ ADEX’ will teach more than 3,000 local school students more about how they can ‘save the sea by being a diver’.

Focusing on ‘Eco-friendly diving’ subjects covered will include the preservation of live coral reefs, maintaining sustainable fisheries, protecting endangered species such as sharks and whales, responsible wreck diving and dive-related aspects of eco-tourism too. It cuts across general conservation practices such as keeping beaches clean and refuse free, or industrial conservation practices such as creating more fuel efficient/less pollution-prone motor engines for dive vessels. The scope for concerted action by those with an aware mind and willing heart is vast.

Supporting and lending their weight to ADEX are numerous leading dive and conservation related associations and organisations including Project Aware, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Singapore Environment Council (SEC), Reefcheck Malaysia and International Year Of the Reef (IYOR).

Talks scheduled include:
"How can the tourism industry and conservationists work together?" by Richard Leck, Climate Change Strategy Leader for WWF's Coral Triangle Programme

Time of talk: 4pm
Venue of talk: ADEX Seminar Room

Dates: 18 - 20 April 2008 (Friday – Sunday)
18 April Trade only
19 – 20 April All visitors
Venue: Suntec Singapore (Hall 602 and 603)
Time: 11.00am – 7pm
Admission: S$8 per adult, S$4 per student/child
Website: http://www.asiadiveexpo.com

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