ADEX Ambassadors MARINE CONSERVATIONIST / KIDS EDUCATIONS
MARINE CONSERVATIONIST INTERNATIONAL
Hidy started modeling at a young age of 18 and was the 2011 Miss Scuba International Ambassador. She is a dive instructor qualified by NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) and also the Naui Worldwide Ambassador. Hidy has participated in three action movies Kick Ass Girls, Special Female Force (in production). Her hobbies include ultra trail, boxing, running, hiking, yoga, travelling, eating, movies and diving!
MARINE CONSERVATIONIST GREATER CHINA
Fascinated by outdoor sports since a young age, Doudou has travelled to over a hundred countries to capture the beauty of the diversified life. She is experienced at underwater and animals photography of species such as Monodon monoceros, Sardine,Piranha, Architeuthis dux, Crocodylus acutus, Python, Bull shark and Carcharodon carcharias ,including larger land animals.
MARINE CONSERVATIONIST AUSTRALIA
Dr Robert Lockyer
Dr Robert Lockyer started diving at the age of 13. He became a certified SCUBA diver in 1984, then worked his way up to be a Rescue Diver and Dive Master with one of Australia’s leading coastal marine rescue groups, a vital part of the Australian emergency services.
Eve Young is a freelance writer, Sea Shepherd’s Ocean Quest Trainer and Ambassador for Swarovski Optik. She is also in partnership with Swarovski Optik Marine Conservation Education Program and founder of the MissVsea Marine Solution Workshop. She organises marine conservation forums, sharing research on marine conservation efforts and educating the public by raising awareness for the protection of the ocean.
ADEX Ambassadors MERMAIDS
Yuri Chan is the founder of the Mermaid Star (Hong Kong) Academy, a film actress, singer, and an ex-TVB artist. She has longed to become a mermaid since young and fulfilled her dream by starting a mermaid course in 2016 – the only mermaid course available in Hong Kong. Though still active in the entertainment industry, Yuri aims to promote the art of mermaiding all around the world.
Syrena, Singapore’s First Mermaid, has been making waves as Singapore’s first ever professional mermaid, and is the founder of the Singapore Mermaid School. She is forging a new mermaid movement in Asia: one that champions strength, beauty, and love as the core values of every siren of the seas. The Singapore Mermaid School is the first of its kind! Blending mermaid theory and physicality, it immerses students in a holistic mermaid experience of a lifetime.
Sherin Tang, Miss Scuba International and second runner up of the 2017 ADEX Mermaid Challenge is an actress and performer with a glowing stage record. Previously an actress in three major movies and musicals, Sherin has been a backup dancer for Hong Kong stars Aaron Kwok, Gigi Leung and Leon Lai and a member of girl group Hunterz. Xue now promotes mermaids, freediving and scuba diving through her book on her ocean adventures as a mermaid.
He Haohao (August Ho) practiced synchronized swimming from young, won numerous championships at the China Youth Synchronized Swimming Competition, and also placed first in the first China Mermaid Competition. August was crowned 2017 Miss Scuba International, China and she is also a Marine Environmental Protection Ambassador. After becoming the stunt performer for the ocean conservation hit movie
Mermaid, August officially became an amphibious dancer and model.
ADEX Ambassadors TEKDIVING / FREEDIVING
With a strong background in military, commercial, recreational and technical diving, David Strike authored several hundred articles about diving, is the recipient of the ADEX
‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contributions to Technical Diving, a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, and co-organiser of the biennial OZTeK Technical Diving Conference.
WU LI XIN
Lixin Wu is a tek diver and professional underwater photographer who
has many accolades
to his name, such as
the Silver award for macro photography
at the 11th World Underwater Photography Championships. Wu is also a contract photographer with Chinese National Geography, as well
as a member of the China Artistic Photography Academy.
Dada Li, humbly is the first Chinese female PADI Master Freediver Instructor and AIDA international freediving instructor
and judge. Single-handedly created the first professional underwater performance team composed of
Alexey Molchanov has set a world record of constant weight-free latent. He has broken his own AIDA world record in a constant weight-free flight with 129 meters in three minutes.
Wang Ao Lin is a freediving athlete. In 2015, he founded “Jie Ta Freediving School”. Ao Lin is also the president of China’s AIDA International Freediving Association. He represented his country in the AIDA Individual Apnea Depth World Championship in the same year and set National records in three different categories.
Jessea Lu is a world-renowned Chinese freediving athlete with 27 national records under her belt. She can hold her breath over eight minutes and is one of the few people ever in history to freedive in Antarctica where water temperature is at -2°C. She has won multiple international gold medals and is the first Chinese medalist in the world’s most prestigious freediving competitions
(AIDA Freediving World Championship, Vertical Blue, Deja Blue, and Carribean Cup, etc).
Passionate Freediving Instructor for more than 27 years, Jean-Pol is active with AIDA and PADI. He has participated in many AIDA World Championships as athlete and International Judge Instructor. Together with Suzy, another passionate instructor, they founded a Freediving Planet in the Philippines and Hong Kong with the objective of promoting quality and safety in Freediving Education.
A former freediving champion, full-time photographer and filmmaker, Pepe Arcos is an award-winning underwater shooter. Holding his breath for minutes at a time to capture ethereal images, Pepe has documented aspects of the underwater world that even the fastest scuba divers fail to get.
ADEX Ambassadors PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY
Aaron Wong is one of the most published and recognised underwater photographers in Asia. With over a decade of field experience, Aaron’s images and his trademark lighting technique have won him international acclaim. Aaron has also created the campaign, SINGAPORE WITHOUT FINS, to achieve a ban on the consumption of shark fin in Singapore.
EunJae Im is an underwater photographer and videographer. He is the director and DoP at Underwater Imaging Productions (uwimage. kr), and the founder of Underwater.kr, the online community for underwater photographer & videographer in Korea.
Bart Lukasik is a professional underwater videographer and dive expedition guide, who has worked on projects on the east coast of Southern Africa. Bart’s work has been published worldwide by respected natural history content providers.
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY HONG KONG
Alan Lo is a commercial photographer based in Hong Kong and a scuba diving aficionado. Alan Lo has also been selected
as “the world’s top 50 underwater photographer” for Blancpain’s “Edition Fifty Fathoms”. Alan Lo is also the only spokesperson for SEACAM Hong Kong, one of the world’s top diving camera shell brand.
Yorko Summer is a well-known underwater photographer from Taiwan, with more than 6,000 dives in his 15 years of scuba diving. Apart from being a senior diving instructor, Yorko is also an experienced travel journalist, photography lecturer and underwater photography competition judge. He has collaborated with reputed brands and has been invited by the tourism boards of many countries as a tourism ambassador to promote local diving sites, including Taiwan’s Green Island.
Y.Zin Kim specialises in high quality underwater photography and model training and is also working as a commercial photographer. She has been working on photo shoots on Korea TV shows, movies, advertisements, magazines over many years and she is a holder of world records in Sidemount Trimix 101m and depth diving in 2015.
Sun Ping’s portfolio includes celebrities such as Chen Weiting, Chen Xiao, Lily Yu and Zhang Xinyu, and have even shot for fashion magazines “BAZAAR” and “VOGUE”. She ventured into underwater creative photography to spread her love of the ocean.
COMPACT CAMERA MALAYSIA
Tim Ho left the city in 2009 to become a full-time dive instructor, but today he sees himself as just a “full-time diver”. When he’s not teaching dive courses, he works as a videographer on a liveaboard as well as contributing photos and articles to various magazines. He also organises specialised “dive and shoot” trips for people who want to do two-hour-long dives with the best guides and spotters available.
DOLPHIN/CLIMATE CHANGE PHILIPPINES
A.G. Saño is a professional photographer whose works have appeared in different international and local media. He is a conservationist who has been involved in whale and dolphin research for the past 14 years. He has also done assignments on sea turtles, dugong habitats, sharks and other environmental work with reputable NGO’s and institutions such as WWF, Greenpeace, RARE, Conservation International, Silliman University, LAMAVE, PFEC, among others.
Dr Dave Harasti is a Research Scientist for Fisheries NSW in Australia who specialises in threatened species (sharks, seahorses and turtles) and marine protected areas research. His doctorate study was on the biology, ecology and conservation of seahorses and he is one of the world experts in seahorses.
Anuar Abdullah is a self-taught artist who has worked on underwater subjects in his illustrations. His drive in art is initiated for the purpose of instilling awareness for conservation of the coral reefs and marine habitats. He started out as a scuba diver in 1985. His obsession with coral reefs led to him writing several research papers on coral rehabilitation, especially those pertaining to breeding corals in their natural environments.
Ocean is a marine conservationist and biologist specialised in shark behaviour. For more than 10 years, she has been a PADI MSDT and a competitive freediver. As founder of the non-profit, Water Inspired Conservation Group, and co-founder of One Ocean Research and Diving in Hawaii, she has designed safety programmes for diving and working with marine animals.
Benjamin is a marine ecologist specialising in oceanic cetaceans such as whales and dolphins. He has lived and worked in Indonesia for close to two decades, and has an intimate knowledge of the Coral Triangle. As the director of APEX Environmental and co-founder of Planet Deep, he has partnered with government and industrial groups to protect oceanic hotspots for marine life migration in the region.
ADEX AMBASSADOR EMERITUS
ERNEST H. BROOKS II
Ernest H. Brooks II is an ambassador to the marine environment, photographer, adventurer, diver and educator. Armed with the same camera that he’s used to document life below the waves for over 40 years, his trademark black and white imagery has won him countless awards and been published in a myriad of international publications.
ADEX Ocean Ambassadors
ROH EUN JI
Roh Eun Ji has been a professional weather forecaster for Korea Broadcasting System(KBS) over a decade in Korea. Her keen monitoring of the climate in Korea gave her insight into the abnormal weather patterns as a result of climate change.
NGO KA NIN
Ngo Ka-nin is a renowned Hong Kong actor, host and full-time artiste of TVB. Ngo won numerous awards over the years and is perhaps best known for his role as Chiang Bit-man in the 2009 drama Rosy Business. His popularity got a further boost when he delivered a sterling performance as Tong Gat in No Regrets.
Joyce Tang is a Hong Kong actress and PADI Rescue Diver who played one of the main roles in the movie Armed Reaction.Joyce Tang is a nature lover and loves skiing, kite surfing, golf etc. She started her diving journey in 2012, eventually falling in love with diving and became a Rescue Diver in 2014.
Lee is a South Korean actress and entrepreneur. She won the top prize in the Super Elite Model Best Talent Awards in 1998, and made her entertainment debut in 2003 as a member of the Kpop girl group THE S (더에스).
Former Hong Kong actress of the big screen and currently the Executive Director of AquaMeridian and Director at WildAid and Mission Blue, Sharon’s love affair with the ocean and its inhabitants began during her youth.
Nadie was Miss Indonesia Universe in 2005 and was a delegate representing Indonesia in the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant.
Lawyer at Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd. Former Miss Singapore Universe.
International Human Rights Lawyer
Model & Former VJ