History

ADEX 2017 – Dedicated to Climate Change

With a history spanning 22 years, ADEX is the biggest and longest-running dive expo in Asia – considered to be one of the industry’s “must-attend” events. It is endorsed by major organisations such as DEMA (USA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

ADEX brings together distinguished VIPs and speakers from across the globe – scientists, marine conservationists, underwater photographers, videographers, and many others. It also provides a platform for various exhibitors such as dive operators, equipment manufacturers, and national tourism boards.

The expo has been successfully run by Underwater360 (UW360) for the past eight years. Under the direction of John Thet, UW360 has overseen the expo’s expansion in size and variety. The number of exhibitors increases every year as they see ADEX as a business opportunity where they can network with others in the industry and tap into the tens of thousands of visitors. There has also been an increase in the number of speakers attending, which is in line with ADEX’s educational focus. The big names attract large crowds, and ADEX’s personal and friendly atmosphere means that people freely mingle and chat with speakers.

UW360 has kept an emphasis on quality and novelty at ADEX– bringing in exhibitors to showcase their latest technology and inviting pioneering experts to educate and expose our audience. Ultimately, ADEX serves as a creative platform for the diving community – giving them a voice and providing a venue where they can meet, exchange ideas, and get recognition for their achievements.

The growth of ADEX has continued in 2017 – a record breaking 60,296 people attended the expo over the course of its three days. These people range from those who want to check out the latest gear and technology, find the best dive courses and trips, and learn more about the pioneering work of the industry’s leading figures.

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ADEX 2016 – Dedicated to Seahorses

Boasting a history of 21 years, ADEX has been, and is still, the biggest and longest -­‐running dive expo in Asia. It is one of the in dustry’s “must -­attend” events. From across the globe, it brings together distinguished VIP s and speakers, business owners, dive operators, enthusiasts, marine conservationists , and everybody with a passion for the underwater world. The event is endorsed by major organisations in the industry, such as DEMA (USA), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and the Singapore Underwater Federation (SUF).

Successfully organised by Underwater360 (UW360) for seven years, ADEX cont inues to attract strong crowds of trade exhibitors and industry icons, drawing enthusiasts who want to meet and mingle with the professionals, and learn about the latest gear, the best dive trips, and the work of the industry’s most creative people . ADEX 2 016 attracted a total of 57,793 visitors over its three days.

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ADEX 2015 – Dedicated to Dolphins

Boasting a history of 20 years, ADEX has been, and is still, the biggest and longest-running dive expo in Asia. It is one of the industry’s “must-attend” events. From across the globe, it brings together distinguished VIPS and speakers, business owners, dive operators, enthusiats, marine conservationists in the industry, such as DEMA (USA), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and the Singapore Underwater Federation (SUF).
Successfully organized by the Underwater360 (UW360) for six years, ADEX continues to attract strong crowds of trade exhibitors and industry icons, drawing enthusiasts who want to meet and mingle with the professionals, and learn about the latest gadgets and creative masterpieces. ADEX 2015 attracted a total of 41, 053 visitors over its three days.

ADEX 2015 ICON
Every year ADEX is dedicated to specific marine life. The dolphin was chosen to be the ADEX icon for 2015, and the show featured activities and presentations to heighten awareness of issues facing dolphins around the world. ADEX attendees were able to learn about how they can do their part to protect the dolphins.

ADEX OFFICIAL PUBLICATION
The ADEX official publication, Asian Diver, has an annual ADEX edition to commemorate the event. Called The Big Blue Book, designed to be a reference manual, with the bulk of the publication focusing on everything you need to know about the year’s dedicated marine life, this collector’s edition issue provides premium photographs, interaction articles and scientific overviews. Furthermore, it acts as a pre-event show guide for the Asia Dive Expo, including event information, speaker details and the schedules. Asian Diver is also the official publication of Historical Diving Society Asia (HDSA), China Underwater Association (CUA), Singapore Underwater Federation (SUF) and Shark Savers Asia Pacific.

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ADEX 2014 – Dedicated to Coral Reefs

ADEX 2014 has again broken its past records in terms of visitors, sales, business participation, partnerships and mileage in branding, diving-related benefits and campaigns in every commercial/corporate aspect. The amount of trade, as well as consumer, opportunities has reinforced the importance of ADEX. Taking into account the various other dive shows around the world, ADEX has set itself apart with a multi-tiered purpose that truly encompass every component, issue and value of the diving world.

Celebrating the Coral Reefs
ADEX 2014 is dedicated to the coral reefs! Meet and interact with conservation groups to learn more about these coral reefs and the issues that threaten their existence, and find out how you can do your part to help.

ADEX Trade Networking Room
An event like ADEX brings about countless opportunities to mix and mingle with those in the industry. The Trade Networking Room serves as an outlet for you to network and build up your contacts.

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ADEX 2013 – Dedicated to Whale Sharks

The Organisers of the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) would like to thank you for your continuous support of Asia’s biggest and longest-running dive show. We appreciate the confidence you have had being with us year after year and the trust you have placed in us in always delivering our best. No doubt, as 2014 approaches, we will work thrice as hard to provide for you nothing but the best of everything underwater!

In designing our floor plan for ADEX 2014, we too are doubly excited about the continued success and fun that has become a mainstay of ADEX. Booths are already running out! This is yet another sign of what splendour ADEX 2014 will have in store for us.
So once again, we would like to thank you, our loyal exhibitor, our esteem supporter and contributor, the dedicated vendor and ardent visitor.

See you at ADEX 2014, as we dedicate it to the quintessential coral reef. No doubt, it will be the best ADEX yet!

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ADEX 2012 – Dedicated to Manta Rays

The Organisers of the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) would like to thank you for your continuous support of Asia’s biggest and longest-running dive show. We appreciate the confidence you have had being with us year after year and the trust you have placed in us in always delivering our best. No doubt, as 2013 approaches, we will work thrice as hard to provide for you nothing but the best of scuba.

In designing our floor plan for ADEX 2013, we too are doubly excited about the continued success and fun that has become a mainstay of ADEX. Booths are already running out! This is yet another sign of what splendour ADEX 2013 will have in store for us.

So once again, we would like to thank you, our loyal exhibitor, our esteem supporter and contributor, the dedicated vendor and ardent visitor.

See you at ADEX 2013, as we dedicate it to the glorious whale shark. No doubt, it will be the best ADEX yet!

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ADEX 2011 – Dedicated to Turtles

In keeping with previous years, ADEX 2011 provides dive and underwater lovers with opportunities to test out the latest dive equipment, discover new dive destinations and marine hotspots and find out about all the best offers on resorts and hotels in the region as well as great deals on dive and travel equipment. In addition to special deals on equipment, photographers and videographers can fine-tune their skills with some of the most highly regarded names in underwater photography and marine conservation by participating in photography workshops and seminars. These talks will be complemented by screenings of inspirational underwater videos and photography displays.

ADEX has been working with many renowned underwater personalities. Last year, the show was dedicated to sharks. Legendary filmmaker Stan Waterman and award-winning photographer John A. Scarlett attended the event and spoke about the urgent need to conserve these apex predators, whose numbers are decimated by the inhumane practice of shark finning. In 2011, ADEX will be celebrating and supporting the much loved and enigmatic creature of the oceans – the turtle.

ADEX 2010 – Dedicated to Sharks

Asian Diver has acquired the Asian Dive Expo (ADEX) and will take over from TMX Productions in 2010. It seems the publication has come full circle, since it was the magazine that started ADEX in 1994.

The brand new Asia Dive Expo, organised “by divers, for divers”, will now take place at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore from 9-11 April 2010.

Staged annually, ADEX is the region’s longest running dive show (turning sweet 16 in 2010) and a must-attend event on the international dive calendar! ADEX attracts exhibitors representing the whole spectrum of the dive industry (Dive equipment manufacturers and retailers, Tourist boards and travel agents, Dive centres, Dive resorts and liveaboards, Underwater photography retailers, Diver training agencies, Marine conservation groups, Dive media and associations). In recent years, the ADEX exhibitors represented 23 countries and the visitor numbers exceeded 10,200.

ADEX 2010 will feature 100+ exhibition booths, presentations from inspiring dive professionals and industry leaders, fascinating underwater videos, marine-themed photography and art displays, plus prizes to be won in our special underwater competitions.