Asia’s largest dive expo, the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), has announced plans to dedicate a week entirely to the ocean in 2017. Ocean Week Singapore is celebrating the world below the waves, and with this, aiming to combat climate change and kickstart a revolution within the dive industry.

Taking place from April 1 to April 9 in 2017, the inaugural celebration will feature a plethora of events, activities, exhibitions and workshops which will showcase the fragile world under the sea and how humanity has impacted these ecosystems.

Organised by the dive media group, underwater360 and in collaboration with the I Say No to Plastic campaign by Asian Geographic, the focus of Ocean Week is to combat climate change. The week is organised with the hope of raising awareness of the ocean and the extreme threats that it currently faces.

Through various mediums such as film, photography, books and circulations as well as various events organised by underwater360 and partners, the week aims to inform, educate and advocate change in daily human behaviour to reduce human impacts on the ocean.

The festival will cover various art styles; film, literary, visual and auditory as well as an insight given by the artists on the background and inspiration behind their works. The week will cumulate at ADEX Singapore 2017 with the theme of climate change being brought out through the various exhibits and stage programs displayed and presented during the weekend.

About ADEX Singapore 2017

ADEX is the longest running and the largest dive expo in Asia celebrating its 22nd year in 2017. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving, the event has seen a continuous increase in visitors over the past few years, with ADEX 2016 attracting a total of 57,793 visitors over three days!

Taking place from April 7 – 9, ADEX 2017 proudly presents world-renowned marine life artists, conservationists and photographers to speak about their passion and work towards marine life. It is organised by Underwater360 (UW360), and is an event being endorsed by major organisations in the industry such as DEMA (USA), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Underwater Federation (SUF).

There is no need to vote for the ADEX dedication for 2017. Instead of a marine creature, ADEX will be dedicated entirely to Climate Change and the impact it is having, and will have, on our oceans. As the biggest challenge facing nature and humanity, we think the dive industry needs to face it head on and lead the way in combatting this threat to life on our blue planet.

With its success in Singapore, ADEX expanded to China in 2014 with both shows now running annually, ADEX Singapore happening every April and ADEX China taking place in Beijing every September.