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Dive Show Report: Singapore Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2014

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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.

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The View From Marina Bay Sands

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.

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The Impressive Seacam Stand

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A line up of some of the biggest names in Underwater Photography

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.

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Aaron Wong gave us an insight on his images

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William Tan gave a very interesting talk about his photography

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.

Joe’s passion for the marine environment has led him to numerous locations across the globe, from working as a Divemaster in Australia to working on marine research expeditions in the Seychelles. One thing which has remained constant is that his camera has always travelled with him. Joe is now Resort Manager at Maluku Divers, a photography focused resort on Ambon Island in a remote part of Eastern Indonesia. To see more of Joe’s work, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joedaniels/ or www.jldaniels.co.uk

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The Shark Trust Great Shark Snapshot is back

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The last week of July will see the return of the Shark Trust’s citizen science initiative, The Great Shark Snapshot. It invites divers and snorkellers, all around the world, to record the sharks and rays that they see. This year it takes place between the 20th and 28th July.

The event is back for its 3rd year, and it is happening in “Shark Month”, more commonly known as July! To coincide with a series of events that celebrate all things shark and ray.

Divers, their clubs, dive centres, charter boats and liveaboards are all encouraged to show their support by organising dives and events through the week. As well as gathering vital data, the event will provide a chance to celebrate the incredible shark and ray species that live in our ocean.

Information about the species and numbers of sharks and rays the participants find over the week will be added to the Shark Trust’s Shark Log. This global shark census will, over time, allow shark scientists to build a picture of species distribution and any changes that occur

Caroline Robertson-Brown, Marketing Manager at the Shark Trust said “It is great to see this popular citizen science event back for its 3rd year. Whether you are diving your local dive site, or on a trip of a lifetime, we want divers to join in on the Great Shark Snapshot in July. I cannot wait to hear from the divers and dive organisations about the species of sharks and rays that they see. And where in the world they see them.”

It is easy to join in. Just go diving between 20th and 28th July and record every shark, ray and skate that you and your dive group sees. If possible, take photos and some video footage too. Then make sure that you record your sightings on the Shark Trust Shark Log recordings website or by using the Shark Trust app.

The Great Shark Snapshot is a way for divers to get together, go diving, and do something to help shark conservation. Why not dive in?

Find out more here: www.sharktrust.org/snapshot

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Dive into Luxury: Bunaken Oasis Seeks Seventh Consecutive World Travel Awards Win

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In the vibrant heart of Sulawesi, Indonesia, nestled among the pristine waters of Bunaken Marine Park, lies Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort. For the past six years, this remarkable resort has been recognised as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” by the World Travel Awards, and it is now in contention for an unprecedented seventh consecutive win.

A Beacon of Excellence

The World Travel Awards are often referred to as the “Oscars of the travel industry,” celebrating the very best in global tourism and hospitality. Winning this award is no small feat and speaks volumes about the exceptional quality and service that Bunaken Oasis consistently delivers. This accolade is a testament to the resort’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences.

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What Sets Bunaken Oasis Apart?

Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort is celebrated not just for its luxurious amenities but also for the deep, genuine care it extends to its guests. The resort offers a unique blend of elegance and adventure, providing world-class diving experiences in one of the planet’s richest marine biodiversity hotspots.

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The true magic of Bunaken Oasis lies in its people. The resort’s staff are renowned for their warmth, professionalism, and dedication. From personalised diving excursions to bespoke hospitality, every team member plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and memorable atmosphere. Their passion for excellence and attention to detail are key reasons why guests return year after year.

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Show Your Support

As Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort vies for its seventh title, the support of its loyal guests and admirers becomes even more crucial. Voting for the World Travel Awards is an opportunity for fans of the resort to show their appreciation and help ensure that this gem continues to shine brightly on the world stage.

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How to Vote

Supporting Bunaken Oasis is simple and impactful. Click the link below to show your support and cast your vote for Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort as “Indonesia’s Leading Dive Resort” on the World Travel Awards website.

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Looking Ahead

Winning this award for the seventh time would be a crowning achievement for Bunaken Oasis, solidifying its status as a premier destination for luxury diving and relaxation. But more than the award itself, it is the ongoing support and love from guests that fuels the resort’s continuous pursuit of excellence.

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Whether you are an experienced diver or simply in search of a serene escape, Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort offers a sanctuary of beauty, tranquillity, and unparalleled service. Join us in celebrating this exceptional resort and help Bunaken Oasis secure its place as Indonesia’s leading dive resort for another year.

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For more information about Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and to experience its magic first-hand, visit their official website.

Dive into luxury and adventure at Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort – where every moment is crafted to perfection.

Email: info@bunakenoasis.com / WhatsApp: +44 7785 576331 / WhatsApp: +62 812 4649 6763 

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