Meet Mr Charles Rowe and the Director of Diveheart Foundation, Mr Jim Elliot at ADEX 2016 Scuba360 Business Forum!

They will be covering topics on Scuba Therapy for the Disabled, Underwater Technical Commercial Training for the Disabled and Career Possibilities for the Disabled to become commercial environmental divers to establish concrete artificial reefs.

There will be free admission to ADEX 2016 for all the Disabled.


About Scuba360 Business Forum

Launching at ADEX Singapore 2016 (Apr 15-17) at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, the Scuba360 Business Forum is a series of conferences, panel discussions and presentations involving the industry leaders and key players in the scubaverse. The speakers will be covering seven related areas: marine conservation, marine tourism, branding and marketing in Asia Pacific, scuba gear, underwater photography and video equipment, dive training, and dive safety. Whether you’re a speaker or a spectator, make sure you’re part of this exciting event!


About Charles Rowe

A graduate from the University of Pittsburgh; USA, Mr Charles Rowe entered the offshore oil and gas industry in 1980 as a commercial diver. He arranged and taught underwater technical courses in Singapore and Malaysia from underwater welding and inspection to commercial diving for the past twenty years.

In addition to training, he has been working to apply commercial diving technology to create concrete artificial reefs. This later became the Seacil artificial reef project sponsored by the Singapore Maritime Academy. The Seacil project set the foundation for training and hopefully employing Singaporeans with disabilities to become commercial environmental divers.


About Jim Elliot

Now Founder and President of Diveheart, Jim Elliott was once a volunteer guide for blind downhill skiers. After years of being inspired by the impact that skiing had on individuals with disabilities, Jim—also a passionate scuba diver—decided that scuba diving would be the perfect candidate to replicate this tremendous, positive experience.

In 1996, Jim left his career in the media industry—working with Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio and CLTV News—to become a full-time volunteer and teach individuals with disabilities how to scuba dive. Five years later, in 2001, he founded Diveheart, a volunteer-driven organization focused on building confidence and independence in disabled children, adults and veterans through scuba diving.


About Diveheart Foundation

Diveheart is a not-for-profit organization that provides scuba diving instruction, opportunities and adventures to children, adults and veterans with disabilities.


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