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VIP Speakers In Hong Kong
Welcome to attending our VIP Seminar Programs during DRT Show Hong Kong 14-16 Dec 2018.
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. 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. Yoshi Hirata, Japan

A marine biologist and accomplished underwater photographer, Yoshi Hirata began his passion for diving when he was researching the rich marine resources of Sipadan and Mabul back in 1993 as a marine consultant. During the course of his work, he expressed his love for the sea by featuring thousands of amazing photos of Mabul in various magazine titles such as Oraga Umi.
Ms. Zhou Fang (PauPau), China
Dive Instructor of NAUI / Executive Director of Chinese Diving Photography Committee / Shark Conservationist

PauPau, Doctor of management, is not only the Vice President and General Secretary of the film and television branch of China Pacific institute but also the founder and general director of 《Dive the World》. PauPau’s underwater photos were displayed nationwide for many times. She has filmed a large number of sharks, so PauPau is known as "the Girl Chasing After Sharks in the World" and won the title “Top 10 of Charming Girls” in 2016. The documentary 《Looking for Whale Sharks 》won the second prize of Micro Film Contest held by Hunan TV. 《Dive the World》directed by PauPau is broadcasted on several online network platform. Now she is in the process of filming a documentary 《Underwater China》, presenting the underwater cultures in China to the world.
Mr. Ken Thongpila, Australia/Thailand
Photographer / Founder of Underwater Macro Photographer (UWMP) Facebook Group

Ken Thongpila is an Australian-Thai, living and working in Sydney. He is an award-winning photographer and a Photo Journalist who has been featured in diving magazines and websites. He also judges local and international photo competitions and shootouts. He is regularly invited to give presentations at diving and travel expos in Asia. Ken has been scuba diving and taking photographs underwater as his hobby since 2003. His passion is macro photography and his favorite critter is the Nudibranch. In September 2011 he created the Underwater Macro Photographers (UWMP) Facebook Group, which quickly became popular with the underwater photography community and has more than 41,500 members from all over the world. The group shares information, ideas and tips on how to take better macro photos.
Dr. Leo Chan, Hong Kong
Associate Director of the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) / Chief Technical Advisor of the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University)

Dr Chan has broad interests in ecology and biodiversity in marine ecosystems. He is very interested in marine microalgal dynamics and red tides using a real-time in situ measurement system. This includes studies in marine microalgal dynamics, formation mechanisms of and triggering factors (e.g. nutrient ratios) of red tides/algal blooms with a continuous, real time in situ measurement system. Dr. Chan has extensive experience in the development and implementation of scientific diving systems. He is a certified Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, a Public Safety Diver Instructor, a Scientific Safety Diver Instructor and a Technical Diver.
Ms. Kitti Chan, Hong Kong
Conservationist / Advanced Scuba Diver

Kitti is an advanced diver with over 100+ diving logs. She loves water sports and swims all year around. Every time staying with Ocean, she must do a little cleanup. On 2017, 23 June, she paddled a kayak boat to Yeung Chau, Sai Kung, spotting some abandoned nets lying in the shallow water and shores, so she started to remove them with friends when she has free time. Kitti goes cleanup every week and hopes that more and more people can be aware of the marine pollution problems. Meanwhile, she expects to have more volunteers to join this meaningful activity which will lead you to a green life and let this event continue.
Mr. Shu Shu Ricky, Hong Kong
Photographer / Founder of Rocket Friends Diving (HK)

Shu Shu Ricky is an award-winning photographer who has gained 13 international photographic awards. He was interviewed by radio and his photos have been shown on magazines. He would like to share his passion and 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(Hong Kong).
Ms. Twiggy Cheung, Hong Kong
Aerial Photographer / Water Photographer

Twiggy was not only the first female graduate from aerial school of UTC but also the first aerial photographer taking drone pictures in South America, North America, Northern Europe, many Asian countries and places. I am specialized in "water photography", from water surface including wakeboarding and wake surfing competitions to underwater including freediving and marine ecology and so on. Although she is not a scuba diving instructor, she has accumulated more than 200 times of scuba diving. Recently, she founded a "Travel Photo, Diving Experience Workshop" to visit many countries to promote tourism in 3 ways -- land, sea and air, and to promote marine ecological development. In the second half of this year, online media "Photography" will be set up to record travel experience and hold interactive live broadcasts online.


Supported By:
  • 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, TDISDI, UTD, RAID, DIWA, CMAS, PSAI, DAN, IANTD, 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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