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VIP Speakers In Hong Kong
Welcome to attending our VIP Seminar Programs during DRT Show Hong Kong 15-17 Dec 2017.
Mr. Ken Thongpila, Australia
Photographer/Founder of UW Marco Photographer Facebook Community

Ken is an award-winning photographer featured in diving magazines and websites. In September 2011 Ken created the Underwater Macro Photographers (UWMP) Facebook Group which quickly became popular with the underwater photography community and has more than 41,000 members from all over the world. The aim of the group is "sharing, learning and inspiring each other".
Mr. Gary Sun, China

Gary Sun is China's first RAID closed circulatory and respiratory systems instructor trainer officer. He is also the NAUI Diving Instructor, a registered China Underwater Association diving instructor, and executive director of Administration of Ocean and Fisheries of Guangdong Province. Gary has many years of underwater photography practice, with good international and domestic diving and travel experiences. His photographs always publish on media websites, magazines and newspapers.
Mr. Ben Sarinda, Indonesia

Ben Sarinda was born in Maluku, Indonesia, and his journey in the diving profession happened by chance when he was given the opportunity to move from boatman to diver in 2002. Today, with more than 10,000 logged dives, Ben has earned a reputation amongst divers and underwater photography enthusiasts, especially those who frequent Lembeh, for his extensive experience and understanding of marine life behaviour. Through his years of working with accomplished underwater photographers, he has developed a hands-on understanding of critters and their characteristics, making him the guide of choice for many established names from all over the world.
Ms. Vania Kam, Hong Kong

Vania is an award-winning photographer who was fascinated and mesmerized by the beauty of the underwater world when her parents took her to Guam where she did her first DSD at the age of 14. She is a barrister-at-law by profession and enjoys photography since she was a teenager. Vania became a certified open water diver in the end of 2009 and has been shooting underwater photos ever since in her spare time. Her hard work and dedication gained her 31 local and international photographic awards and her photos are published and exhibited worldwide such as the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice exhibition displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.
Mr. John Ng, Hong Kong
Underwater Photographer

John Ng has rich experience on underwater photography and has dived in different diving destinations over the world in one decade. He has accumulated thousands of dives with underwater photography locally in Hong Kong. He has been reported on TV, newspaper and magazine, and invited to a lot of diving seminars and workshops. Now he is an underwater photographer instructor at Nikon HK (Nikon School) and INON China Workshop.
Mr. Raymond Chan, Hong Kong
SDI TDI Instructor Trainer

Raymond Chan is a SDI TDI Instructor Trainer from Hong Kong, who is interested in and has been diving in different Caves and Wrecks, visiting many caves in China, Florida, Mexico, Philippine and Thailand. Raymond also dives in countries like Canada, USA, China, Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean, Japan, Taiwan, Philippine, Thailand, Malaysia, Micronesia, Indonesia, UK, and Indian Sea. Raymond is Defender, Hammerhead, Megalodon, Poseidon, SF2 CCR instructor and did a deep cave dive in Thailand, Song Hong using Hammerhead CCR to 175 meter in July 25, 2014.
Ms. Louise Chau, Hong Kong
TDISDI Instructor Trainer

Louise Chau certified as an instructor trainer since 2008. She is the first SDI female instructor trainer and SF2 Close Circuit Rebreather instructor in Asia Pacific area. She is also a CCR enthusiast and passionate about all diving related matter. Louise keeps learning and polishing her skills after being as a TDI technical instructor since 2004. With her passion of diving, Louise is seeking to pursue more knowledge and advance diving skill to enrich her diving dictionary. As an instructor trainer, she hopes she may pass the positive message and share her experience to encourage more divers become professional especially female diver.
Mr. Shu Shu Ricky, Hong Kong
Underwater Photographer/Founder of Rocket Friends Diving

Shu Shu Ricky is an award-winning photographer who gained 12 local and international photographic awards. He has interviewed by radio and his photos have been shown on magazines. He would like to share his passion, the sea of Hong Kong, to people who also love the sea. The first dive in 2005 has made Ricky a great change in his life. His first prosumer DC camera bought in 2009 has found him love in underwater photography. He pays visits to diving sites of different countries every year. Still, Hong Kong is his all-time favourite. He likes everything of teaching. Therefore, he becomes a PADI IDC staff instructor. He is also the founder of Rocket Friends Diving.
Mr. Enzo Chen, Taiwan
Photographer/Founder of Enzo Marine Diving

Mr. Enzo has been taking pictures underwater since 1990. He has provided content for a number of magazines and underwater journals, sharing his skills, expertise and his technical knowledge of equipment. Enzo is especially masterful in his use of lighting and composition. Through his lens, creatures of the deep take centre-stage, their unique, captivating and endearing characters revealed as they are thrown into sharp relief.
Mr. Franke Yu, Hong Kong
Underwater Photography Instructor/NAUI Course Director/General Manager of Paradive Group

Franke started scuba diving in 1996 and currently is the Course Director at NAUI. He has taught more than 30 different levels of diving classes all over the world. He always likes to share all the details about diving to everyone. That is why he likes to take wide angle underwater. Through the shots he could share the amazing marine lives activities of the underwater world to everyone. Let them have chance to feel they were there also.
Ms. Prudence Lau, Hong Kong
Freediving Instructor

Prudence Lau is a current 3 national records holder (CWT/FIM/CNF) in HK. She is a passionated freediver and also a scuba diver. She visited a lot of diving sites for both activities in the past few years. Prudence started freediving since 2014 and trained hard on cross training, the mind & body from Yoga, muscle strengthening and fin swimming in order to improve her freediving skill. She now is a full time freediving instructor, who can share the knowledge of freediving, safety and happiness to Hong Konger.
Ms. Zoe Fong, Hong Kong
Yoga Instructor and Freediver

Zoe, who didn’t get any talent on Sports when she was young, doesn’t know how to swim until 2 years ago. She decided to learn freediving 2 years ago. She spent a year learning swimming, scuba diving, and freediving, overcoming the fear of “Water”. Now, she can dive to over 20M underwater by one deep breath to enjoy the amazing Ocean freely. Inspired by freediving, she also found her interest in Yoga. Same as freediving, she learnt to be a Yoga Instructor and she found that the Freediving and Yoga are completely matched. Each breathe, each step makes Zoe become more confident and healthy way, Yoga and freediving created a Chemical reaction.
Mr. Oliver Ng, Hong Kong
Diving professional

Oliver is the professional freediving and technical diving instructor in Hong Kong, he qualified and worked as hyperbaric chamber operator since 2000, he has been teaching diving since 1996 and he is the first CMAS Freediving instructor and the founder of the Hong Kong Freediving Association. He is also the Hong Kong freediving record holder with FIM -50m depth just a one breath!
Mr. Yatwai So, Hong Kong
Underwater Macro Photographer

Yatwai So is an underwater macro photographer and awarded in macro category of international photography awards like Deep Vision Underwater Photography Contest, Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, Our World Underwater international Underwater Photography and Video Competition, Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Awards, World Shootout and Underwater Photographer of the Year.
Mr. Victor Lau, Hong Kong
Underwater Photographer

Victor Lau took his first underwater photo at the first dive after receiving his open water diving certification. Since then, he was fascinated by the beauty of underwater world and started his journey to become a scuba diving instructor and a professional underwater photographer. From year 2013 to 2015, Victor has received numerous awards in underwater photo competitions. He has recently been appointed as Olympus Hong Kong’s first endorsed underwater photographer. Victor now runs underwater photography classes and workshops for Olympus Hong Kong and he loves to share his experience and techniques of underwater photography with others.
Ms. Chan Ching Tung (Mia),
Hong Kong

PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor/International Personal Trainer/NLP Trainer/Freediver/Underwater Model

Mia started scuba diving in 2013. Today, with more than 5000 logged dives. She was certified as a PADI diving instructor and also a freediver in 2014. In recent years, she has worked with many outstanding domestic and international underwater photographers, such as Aquatic x Studio, Aqua pixies, etc., and was also the first mermaid to work with Aquaticity Asia. Not only does Mia love scuba diving, she also understands and promotes the importance of mental and physical well-being. Thus, not only does she teach scuba diving, she is also an international personal trainer and an NLP instructor. Mia would like to draw on her wealth of scuba diving experience and knowledge and share her perspectives on scuba diving safety, the importance of mind and body, and being an underwater model.

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  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific supported by AUF (Asian Underwater Federation).
  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific supported by General Administration of Sport of China (HR Resources Development Center), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangdong Vocational Institute of Sport, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPBP), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Okinawa Prefecture Government, Okinawa Convention & Visitor Bureau (OCVB), Japan Recreational Diving Association (JRDA), Japan Wetsuits Manufacturers Association (JWMA), Japan Scuba Association (JSA).
  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific supported by PADI, NAUI, SSI,TDISDI, UTD, RAID, DIWA, CMAS, PSAI, DAN, ANDI, IRD.
  • The ONLY Diving Expo supported by Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA), China Underwater Association (CUA) and Macau Underwater Club (MUC).
  • DRT Show is the ONLY Diving and Resort Expo in Asia Pacific supported by more than 30 media partners worldwide.
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