Asia Dive Expo 2024 Showcases 30 Years of Dive Show Dedication

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Asia Dive Expo 2024 Showcases 30 Years of Dive Show Dedication

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Championing Marine Conservation and Sustaining the Blue Economy Singapore

Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), Asia’s largest and longest-running consumer and trade show proudly announces its key milestone of 30 years dedicated to the preservation of our oceans and the promotion of a sustainable blue economy. 

  1. Since its inception in Singapore in 1994, ADEX has been at the forefront of advocating for marine conservation and fostering practices that support the health of our oceans - cultivating large communities of divers and diving enthusiasts that dedicate care and concern about the condition of our planet, and to become a force for sustainability for the common good. To date, close to one million visitors around the region have attended the dive show. 
  2. For three decades, ADEX has served as a platform for conservationists, divers, diving enthusiasts and industry leaders to come together, exchange ideas, and take concrete actions towards protecting marine ecosystems. From dedication to themes of endangered species to driving education for children, the show has consistently emphasised the importance of preserving biodiversity and the delicate balance of marine life – fostering a new generation of enthusiasts and stewards of the ocean. 
  3. “I aim to lead and inspire the coming generations of ocean lovers and divers to change the way they view our oceans. I will continue to support this industry through the Underwater360 group, and work relentlessly to inspire and encourage people to fight and sustain an ocean we can all enjoy, said Mr John Thet, CEO, Asia Dive Expo (ADEX). 
  4. Over the years, ADEX – an established and trusted Singapore brand name has proudly scored many firsts in its long heritage of marine conservation and sustainable development. – placing Singapore at the forefront of the marine conservation industry. In 2012, it was the first dive show to break attendance records of 31,000, and was also the first dive show to introduce freediving in Asia (please see Annex A for 30 facts and figures of ADEX). 
  5. This year, the 30th edition of the ADEX 2024 held from 12 – 14 April 2024 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre promises to be a testament to our shared commitment to the oceans. Some 200 exhibitors, over 120 speakers and performers around the world are expected to participate in the Dive Expo. 
  6. ADEX Ocean Festival brings together a collection of expert talks, panel discussions, and shared experiences featuring world -renowned photographers, divers, marine conservationists and performers (please see Annex B for list of speakers for interview opportunities). Visitors to ADEX Ocean Festival can also engage in disciplines such as Technical diving, Underwater Photography, Free diving, and the magical realm of mermaids – exploring their performances, education, and advocacy for conservation. 
  7. Over 400 booths by the world's leading brands and service providers will showcase their latest diving equipment, latest innovations and trends in the diving world. 25,000 trade and consumer attendees are expected to attend the show over three days from 12 -14 April 2024. 

Key highlights of ADEX Ocean Festival 2024: 

  • Sustainable Events at ADEX - The Sustainable Diving Think Tank workshop and the Sustainable Diving Dialogue are organised by The Reef-World Foundation and offer industry professionals and enthusiasts alike the chance to discuss environmental challenges, exchange insights, and explore innovative solutions. 

    Chaired by the UN Environment Programme and hosted by Underwater360, these events aim to foster collaboration and drive positive change towards ocean-conscious practices and sustainable business models. 
  • Image Festival: ADEX works with a wide network of talented photographers. From extreme explorers to masters of macro, the Image Festival is a visual showcase of the world below the waves. 
  • Film Festival: Brings together some of the most inspiring productions dedicated to our beloved big blue, the film festival is meant to inspire and educate visitors through a visual experience.
  • Book Festival: Visitors can get their hands on latest books from internationally renowned writers and underwater photographers. 
  • Photo/Video/Art Competition: ADEX Voice of the Ocean (VOO) – An annual competition where the work of some of the world’s best photographers and videographers is judged LIVE by a distinguished panel of judges in front of a live audience on 14 April 2024. 
  • ADEX Underwater Performance Competition 2024 - The ADEX Underwater Performance Competition 2024 is set to feature more than 30 participants from both local and international arenas, representing disciplines such as underwater dance, freediving, and mermaiding. This competition will take centre stage on 13 and 14 April 2024, judged by an expert panel of judges in real-time. 

Going International For ADEX 

As we celebrate this significant milestone, Asia Dive EXPO reaffirms its commitment to marine conservation and the blue economy. The challenges facing our oceans are more urgent than ever, from climate change and pollution to overfishing and habitat destruction.

  •  ADEX Ocean Festival, Singapore (12 – 14 April 2024)
  •  ADEX Beijing Ocean Fiesta (5 – 7 July 2024)
  •  ASIA DIVE EXPO, Japan (25 – 27 October 2024)
  •  OzTek ADEX, Australia (15 – 16 March 2025) 

For more information about ADEX Ocean Festival 2024 and its 30th-anniversary celebration, please visit