Professional Underwater Photographer / ADEX Ocean Citizen Ambassador / ADEX Ambassador for Photography (International)
Aaron Wong is one of the most published and recognised underwater photographer in Asia. With almost 2 decades of field experience, Aaron’s images and his trademark lighting techniques have won him acclaim the world over. A Nikon, Seacam and Scubapro Elite ambassador and member of the Ocean Artists Society, Aaron’s images have graced the pages of dive publication the world over. He also serves as the field editor for ScubaDiver and the official ADEX Ambassador of Photography (International).
Professional Underwater Photographer / Book Festival - Black is the New Blue Vol 1 & 2
Wu Yung Sen is a 40 year old photographer from Taiwan currently residing in Ho Chi Minh City. He loves underwater photography, and specialises in wide angle underwater photography and casting his subjects against inky black backgrounds for dramatic effect.
Ahmed Gabr’s record scuba dive 332.35 metres into the Red Sea is the deepest ever. Making a stand for our oceans, he founded an organisation and mobilised 614 divers for the world’s largest underwater clean-up. As a technical diving instructor trainer he is backed by 20+ years experience in sport and military diving; an ex-Special Forces officer, a graduate of the US Combat Diver course, his passion for technical diving began soon after becoming a professional dive instructor in 1996.
Professional Underwater Photographer / ADEX Ambassador for Macro Photography (Greater China) & Book Festival - Black is the New Blue Vol 1
Alan Lo is a commercial photogrpaher based in Hong Kong and a scuba diving aficionado. He has been selected as one of the world’s top 50 underwater phtographers under Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms. Alan is the only spokesperson for Seacam Hong Kong, one of the World’s top underwater housing brands.
ADEX Ocean Conservation Ambassador ADEX China 海洋环保大使
Anais is living in China for 18 years, after being a documentary photographer for foreign press, she worked in films coproduction between France and China for several years. After marrying with actor Liuye she opened an art school based on French teaching, and start to produce audio and music content. With her renown she has participate in several TV shows including "Baba qu naer". She has started to walk on stage as singer with the band "River"（Xiao He, Wan Xiaoli, Zhang Weiwei) and is the female lead actress in the acclaimed theatrical and musical play "Ghetto" currently on tour in China.
"Kalindava" (aka Anne K Adijuwono) is a one of a kind, multi talented artist from Indonesia who can not dive without her compact camera. Not only being a professional underwater photographer, she also models, mermaidings and paints her vision of her connection to the underwater world on big canvases and fashion items. She also built huge coral reefs gates from trashed styrofoam and plastic bottles to create awareness, as well as long ocean inspired trash art wall from plastic bags and snack packagings. She has been Adex Ocean Artist since 2015.
Ann liu is an AIDA free diving coach. In 2010, she became a mermaid coach with over 200 students who have graduated from her classes. Ann aims to help mermaid lovers achieve their dreams. She has designed and produced numerous mermaid tails, including the world’s first luminous underwater mermaid tail.
He Haohao (August Ho) practiced synchronized swimming from young and had won numerous championships in China Youth Synchronized Swimming Competition, and also placed first in the first China Mermaid Competition. August was also crown as 2017 Miss Scuba International, China, and Marine Environmental Protection Ambassador. After becoming the stunt performer for the ocean conservation hit movie “Mermaid”, August officially became an amphibious dancer and model.
YUPING CHEN was a speaker of ADEX BEIJING in 2015,2016,2017 and 2018. Before becoming a diver and underwater photographer, Yuping Chen has worked for years as an attorney and senior partner at a large law firm in Beijing. She was a very typical “office lady” back then. In 2012, She started to learn underwater photography. Through her lens, a lot of unique moments were successfully captured and photographed. As a female underwater photographer, she is very good at photographing some ordinary marine creatures, and captures their unique charm. From the perspective of woman's sensibility, she shows the delicate vitality of the sea and the beauty of nature.
Professional Underwater Photographer / ADEX Asian Photographer of the Year 2019 Judge
Christian Vizl was born in México City in 1972. Has a degree in Business Administration, was formed as a Diving Instructor, Cave Diver, Rafting Guide, and Sailor. Was a member of CEDAM, a Mexican organization devoted to marine archeology, lived for a year in Germany (1993) a year in Akumal, southeast México (1997) and a year in Australia (1998). He has been an enthusiast photographer since he was 15 years old, but it´s since 2010 when he starts with underwater photography and with a more professional approach.
Professional Freediver / ADEX Ambassador for Freediving (International)
Dada Li is the first Chinese PADI AmbassaDiver and female Freediving Instructor Trainer, World Deepest Pool Y-40 Ambassador. She dedicated her passion to freediving and created various innovative activities in promoting this sport, she founded underwater modeling agency providing services of underwater shows, mermaiding, underwater commercials and marketing advisory. She has collaborated with many top underwater photographers and filmmakers, Dada was the co-organiser of ADEX Shenzhen 2017, dedicated in establishing a frontier in Chinese diving industry.
New explorer, wildlife photographer, director of National Geographic Channels and host of “Explore China”, became the world’s first female with 5,100 meters of free diving potential on the plateau in 2018. She shared the concept of natural environmental protection and action for the public by sharing the global record. Plant science knowledge has over a million fans on the internet.
Henley Spiers is a renowned underwater photographer and writer. Starting his professional career in diving as an instructor, he later fell in love with underwater imagery and made the transition to full-time photographer. Since then, his reputation has escalated rapidly with a prolific series of winning shots in multiple competitions, including the prestigious UPY. Today, he not only judges competitions, but also conducts his own trips and workshops. In 2019, he co- authored Black is the New Blue Vol. II showcasing blackwater diving. Based in the Philippines, he shares a love for the sea with his wife, Jade Hoksbergen.
Jade Hoksbergen is a painter and underwater photographer with a penchant for macro- portraiture. At just 23 years old, her images have been awarded in several high profile competitions and published in numerous international journals and magazines. In 2019, she co-authored Black is the New Blue Vol. II, showcasing blackwater diving. As well as working behind the lens, Jade is a sought-after underwater model, frequently spotted on the cover of dive and travel magazines. Based in the Philippines, Jade shares a love for the sea with her husband, Henley Spiers.
Jin Tao, who is the Marine Publicity Ambassadors of 2017ADEX Beijing and Beijing International Marine Culture Week. he is a host of Sichuan TV, a Rescue Diver and outdoor sports enthusiasts. the coach of the United States AASI snowboarding. he has been committed to the promotion of diving and marine conservation work since he began to dive, also he appeals many people who likes diving and outdoor sports to join and take care of the ocean, and protect the marine environment.
China Actor / ADEX China Marine Public Welfare Ambassador ADEX China 海洋公益大使
Jing Chao is an actor in China. With his dashing good looks and top notch acting skills, Jing Chao has delivered outstanding performances in his film and television roles. When he is not actively working on his craft, Jing Chao pursues his interest in water sports such as yachting and diving. Having fallen in love with the ocean since he was young, he has always been curious about the mysterious power of the ocean to integrate and neutralise negative energy. However, in the face of worsening global marine pollution, all of us need to stand up to not only care for our oceans but to actively protect our blue oceans.
Kent Yeung is a creative director, underwater videographer and diving instructor.
He focuses on combing underwater video with creative commercial video promotion. He has cooperated with lots of television and media companies. As a creative director and underwater videographer, Kent believes commercial promotion and underwater video can be a wonderful crossover – bringing new inspiration to TV production underwater.
The founder and CEO of Fun Pilot, a technology cool play community, Maggie is a well-known DJI flyer. She is a popular presence on Wechat, TMall.com, Tencent.com, jdlive.com and has her own review and travel channel on douyin.com which reaches out to over 1 million fans on her platform. She was a special guest on Zhejiang Television’s Give Me Five game show as China’s first female DJI pilot to have shot in the most desolate places in China. The places she has shot at include the Badain Jaran desert in Northern China, Tibet, the Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet and Xinjiang, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania.
One of the most well-respected character actors in China, Mei Ting has created many unique and memorable characters on the silver screen. Lauded by her peers and audiences worldwide for her impeccable acting skills, Mei Ting also dedicates her free time to doing her bit for charity. Mei Ting elaborated on her passion, "Charity is not just about making material contributions, it is a way of life. Even with its boundless borders, plastic pollution has contaminated every corner of the ocean around the world, seriously threatening the health of marine creatures and birds which depend on the ocean for food. Join me now as we care for the ocean and the environment to bring about a plastic-free ocean and say no to single-use plastics!"
Merliah is Asia’s First Plus Sized mermaid. Her adventure began when she started mermaiding at 17. Going against all stereotypes of what a mermaid should look like, she persevered to fulfil her dreams. She is now one of three Ambassadors for Finfolk Productions, one of the finest mermaid tail makers in the world. Representing for all sizes and shapes of Mermaids!
Exposed to the ocean since young, Chin is an avid scuba diver diving for 19 years. After 2 years massively volunteering with Trash Hero Borneo, now she set herself onto a bigger platform – Marine & Environmental Research, Education & Conservation Centre at Dinawan Island. As an influential Women Diver in North Borneo and conservationist, she wants to inspire more people raise awareness to protect the underwater world and educate the young generation. She quoted Ocean is not our Garbage Bin!
Professional Underwater Photographer / ADEX Asian Photographer of the Year 2019 Judge
Zhou Qi Nan better known as Nan Wang is the Founder of Diver Chat, Visual China Contracted Photographer, 8KRAW Contracted Photographer, Photographer and Lecturer for SONY, CCTV Appointed Underwater Photographer, Resident Judge of Voice of The Ocean Competition for ADEX CHINA. Dozens of his travel videos from 2013, have been viewed by millions on the world wide web. “The world in the lens is beautiful, biological, travel,
even more, life!” - Nan Wang
Professional Underwater Photographer / ADEX Ambassador for Film Making
Former Freediving champion and now a full time photographer and filmmaker, Pepe Arcos is an award winning multitalented shooter that explores this underwater domain, holding breath for minutes at a time to capture unique images of ethereal calm. A talented individual who dodge even greater odds to document aspects of the underwater world that even the fastest scuba diver will fail to capture.
Peter Stone, seafarer, boat captain, merchant engineer, avid scuba diver, global traveler, world renowned author, inspirational speaker, television personality, business coach, consultant, and Founder, CEO, Designer & Manufacturer of FIVE profitable sterling silver and gold jewelry brands such as DiveSilver.
A National Geographic award-winning photographer, Song Gang is a signed photographer for National Geographic's Chinese site. One of Canon's top 10 photographers, Song has been named the Golden Rhino Best Outdoor Photographer, Banff China Special Photographer and is also a contributor to National Geographic China. A PADI Dive Master, PSAI Technical Diver, Song also has a Masters degree from the United Kingdom. His works have been celebrated by Ocean Art, Underwater Photography, Visual China and other domestic and international competitions all over the world. From nature photography to underwater photography, from the cold to the tropics, land to sea, Song has travelled all over the world.
• Created Dragon Diving Group in 1995
• China Diving Social Sports instructor Trainer/Examiner
• Professor of Asian Diving Insitute CMAS 3 Star Instructor
• ADS 4 Star Instructor
• PADI Course Director
• EFR Instructor Trainer
• PADI Free Dive Instructor Trainer
• PADI 40 Specialty Instructor Trainer
• ITI Instructor
• NAUI Instructor
• Member of the Diving Professional Committee of the National sports
• Occupational skill Appraisal expert Committee
• Member of Technical Committee of
Chinese Underwater Association
• Member of expert committee of Diving &
Salvage contractors association
• Director of China Diving & Salvage Contractors
Association International Department
• Deputy Director of non-engineering diving
Committee of China Diving & Salvage
• President of Dragon Diving Group
Professional Underwater Photographer / ADEX Ambassador for Macro Photography
William Tan has been fascinated with the creatures of the sea since his childhood. He travels extensively throughout the Pacific region, judging underwater photo competitions, and photographing marine life for tourism organisations, scientific research groups, dive magazines, camera manufacturers, and resorts.
Ms. Yolanda Yao SSI mermaid instructor, bachelor degree in Advertising from Communication University of China, master degree in Management of Innovation from the Australian National University. Career in mobile-internet intelligent hardware for a fortune 500 company. Investor, co-producer, starring in the first ever all under water mini-movie Mermaid’s Fantasy in 2018, co-investor, executive producer, leading actress in the largest production of all under water mini-movie Snake Sisters in China in 2019. Passionate lover of under-water media production, inventor and patented the first wearable under water snake tail in the world. In hope coming up with productions that are higher in quantity and more in aesthetics to promote the culture and glamour of diving.
Yue Hong Jun, China, started photography in 1984. His works have won various photography contests in China and around the world, with the added honour of being conferred the title of “Best Photographer” in a number of international photography exhibitions and had held 7 exhibitions. In 2016, he won the first and second prize in the underwater photography competition organised by the Beijing International Diving Show. In 2017, he had won the gold medal for Trierenberg Super Circuit photography contest. Yue Hong Jun is a member of the China Photographers Association, a lifetime member of the Royal Photographic Society, vice-chairman of the Entrepreneur Photographer Association (Shenzhen), and executive vice-president of the Global Chinese Photography Association (GCPA).
The founder of Hi Dive Freediving Academy, Zhao Jun is an underwater photographer who has taken part in the filming of The Rescue (2020), The Mermaid (2016) and has been shooting underwater magazine covers and writing underwater articles for FHM. Zhao started diving in 2009 and fell in love with the sport. In 2017, he started Hi Dive Freediving Academy, hoping to bring the beauty of the mysterious underwater world to the people and help them understand, respect and protect the ocean.