The ADEX show was held from the 11th to the 13th April at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. The venue is right on the Marina with stunning views of the city and bay. A huge very upmarket shopping mall is right next door packed with restaurants and top end labels.
The show itself kicked off on the Friday with an awesome performance from Baracuda Batucada on the main stage. When the doors opened the show soon filled up with people, from those who were looking to start diving to full blown diving legends!
There was certainly plenty to do when inside. There was a vast array of dive retailers selling everything from wetsuits to rebreathers, at very good prices. Mares and Scubapro had huge booths showing off their latest products as well as Halcyon with their very cool BCD wing designs, Fourth Element, Poseidon, and many more. Tour operators, Liveaboards, Resorts and clubs from all over the world were out in force. The Indonesia Tourism board had a great booth with resorts, trips and liveaboards from every corner of Indonesia all under one roof. The photo zone was very popular with lots of goodies to buy from the guys at ScubaCam – no real new photographic technology at the show but certainly some impressive equipment to spend your hard earned cash on (like the Nauticam Super Macro Convertor). Seacam had an impressive booth with a stunning gallery of Aaron Wong’s recent work, as well as the owner of Seacam, Harald Hordosch, who was there to answer any questions.
A highlight of the show was the guest speakers. In the photo zone there were continuous photographic talks on a range of subjects from some of the industry’s biggest names – Aaron Wong, Michael Aw, William Tan, Imran Ahmed, Christian Vizil and Jason Islay were just some of the very inspirational photographers who spoke at the show.
It wasn’t just in the photo zone where there were some big names speaking; on the main stage were some true legends presenting. These included Great White Shark Pioneer Rodney Fox, Coral Reef Ecologist Dr Mark Erdman and Dr Tom Goraeu, President Of Conservation Of The Global Coral Reef Alliance.
As well as the speakers other activities included Scuba and rebreather try dives. Ocean Artists painted a huge piece live at the show.
Saturday and Sunday proved especially busy with the booths receiving a lot of attention. The show shut its doors Sunday evening after a really great weekend with exhibitors jetting back to all corners of the globe. The organizers predicted around 30,000 visitors for the weekend, and judging by how many were passing by, I think they probably reached that.
ADEX proved to be a great weekend with a vast range of exhibitors and speakers combined with an awesome location, making this a must visit show in every diver’s calendar.
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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