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Program

The Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) is the country’s largest platform that has been catering to the diving community since 2019, mobilizing industry experts, stakeholders, and dive enthusiasts in one communal space to foster collaborations, innovative ideas, sustainable solutions, and economic opportunities. Organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), PHIDEX offers expansive networking prospects for decision-makers, communities, and individuals with a passion for all things diving.

August 19, 2022 (Friday)
10:00AM - 12:00NN Opening Ceremony
12:00NN - 12:25PM PADI Not just SCUBA
ANDY AUER
Regional Manager - Thailand, PADI
LEE BUTLER
Regional Manager - Philippines, PADI
12:50PM - 1:15PM Ridge to Reef Direct Action Conservation
REGGIE REYES
Vice President
Negros Oriental Divers Association (NORDA)
1:15PM - 1:40PM Anak ng Pating: Conservation of Sharks in the Philippines
DR. AA YAPTINCHAY
Founder
Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP)
1:40PM - 2:05PM Everything I know about coastal development, I learned from fishers
TARA ABRINA
Founder
Kapit Sisid
2:05PM - 2:30PM SSI Dive Guide as an Exciting Career Opportunity:
"Career Track with International and TESDA Accreditation”

GORDOS GOJUNCO
Instructor Trainer and Philippines Support Manager
Scuba Schools International (SSI)
2:30PM - 2:55PM Freediving: Best Worldwide Growing Underwater Activity
JEAN-POL FRANCOIS
Co-founder
Freediving Planet
2:55PM - 3:20PM DAN Safety Initiative and Emergency Hotline
ROMIR AGLUGUB
Business Liaison - Philippines
Divers Alert Network (DAN) World
3:45PM - 4:10PM EE/CO-Tourism: Hope and Harmony for People and Planet
ROBERT SUNTAY
Founder and President
Science, Education, and Advocacy (SEA) Institute - Verde Island Passage
4:10PM - 4:35PM Discoveries for Better Marine Wildlife Encounters
KEVIN SATO
Communications Officer
Large Marive Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE)
4:35PM - 5:00PM Integrated Marine Conservation and Eco-Diving Activity:
A New Approach to Scalable and Sustainable Marine Conservation in the Philippines

BEN MEAD
Founder
The Mead Foundation
5:00PM - 5:25PM Emerging Dive Destination: Davao
KAREN CHAN
Director of Conservation
The Mead Foundation
5:25PM - 5:50PM Lighting: The First and the Last of Underwater Photography
JEROME KIM
Underwater Photographer
5:50PM - 7:20PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability Champions
7:20PM - 8:00PM DAILY LUCKY DRAW


1:30PM - 7:15PM
Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Business-to-Business (B2B) Meeting (15 minutes per appointment slot) - PM Sessions

August 20, 2022 (Saturday)
11:00AM - 11:05AM PHIDEX: Recap and Overview Day 2
11:05AM - 11:30AM Stop Unless (Properly) Cave Trained
JUAN NAVAL
Managing Partner, Applied Technical Diving and Marine Solutions
11:30AM - 11:55AM PADI Not just SCUBA
LEE BUTLER
Regional Manager - Philippines
PADI
11:55AM - 12:20PM Travel and Dive Philippines
PENN DE LOS SANTOS
Underwater Photographer
12:20PM - 12:45PM Sea Academy
FREDERIC TARDIEU
Founder
Sulubaai Foundation Environmental Foundation (SEF)
1:10AM - 1:35PM How to Turn Your Social Media Profile to Uncover the Hidden Gems of Your Business/Career
JEAN-CLAUDE MONACHON
Vice President
SSI International Business Development
1:35PM - 2:00PM Philippines Big 3 Dive Spots
SCOTT TUASON
Underwater Photographer
2:00PM - 2:25PM Diving at Icebergs in Greenland
TOBIAS FRIEDRICH
Underwater Photographer
2:50PM - 3:15PM Decompression Sickness
ROMIR AGLUGUB
Business Liaison - Philippines
DAN World
3:15PM - 3:40PM 5 Tips to Help Create Amazing Underwater Images
ADAM HANLON
Underwater Photographer
3:40PM - 4:05PM Breaking the Rules of Macro
ALEX MUSTARD
Underwater Photographer
4:05PM - 4:30PM Exploring Light and Darkness: Photographing the Cenotes and Caves of Mexico
TOM ST GEORGE
Underwater Photographer
4:30PM - 5:15PM Xunaan Ha - Cave Exploration Under the Jungle
MARIA BOLLERUP
Technical Diving Instructor / Founder
Blue Venture Diving
5:15PM - 6:45PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Underwater Photography
6:45PM - 7:20PM DAILY LUCKY DRAW


11:00AM - 12:00PM
Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings (15 minutes per appointment slot) - AM Sessions

1:30PM - 7:15PM
Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Business-to-Business (B2B) Meeting (15 minutes per appointment slot) - PM Sessions

August 21, 2022 (Sunday)
11:00AM - 11:05AM PHIDEX: Recap and Overview of Day 3
11:30AM - 11:55AM Fragility and Beauty of the Underwater Environment
CHA OCAMPO
Freediver and Content Creator
11:55AM - 12:20PM Sea Change
ANGELIQUE SONGCO
Protected Area Superintendent
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
12:20PM - 12:45PM Capturing Plankton Behavior
RAM YORO
Underwater Photographer
12:45PM - 1:10PM Paglugaban Cave’s Splendor and Guile
ALEX SANTOS
Owner and Managing Director
Philippine Technical Divers
1:10PM - 1:35PM Destination: Coron, Palawan
JEROME KIM
Underwater Photographer
1:35PM - 2:00PM Baby Boom at the Philippines - Where are the Critters Born?
GERALD NOWAK
Underwater Photographer
2:00PM - 2:25PM Diving is not only for the beauty, but also for the humanity
KIRANA LARASATI
Scuba Diving Instuctor / Ambassadiver, PADI
PADI
2:25PM - 2:50PM The Art of Underwater Motion Capture
BOOGS ROSALES
Filmmaker and Underwater Photographer
PADI
2:50PM - 3:15PM Wide Angle and Split Shots
RENEE CAPOZZOLA
Underwater Photographer
3:15PM - 3:40PM Blackwater Diving in Anilao
MIKE BARTICK
Underwater Photographer
3:40PM - 4:05PM Making an Impact
JOHN THET
CEO
Asia Dive Expo
4:30PM - 4:55PM Stories of the Ocean Lights
RAFAEL FERNANDEZ CABALLERO
Underwater Photographer
4:55PM - 5:30PM PADI Seek Adventure Save the Ocean
ANDY AUER
Regional Manager - Thailand, PADI
LEE BUTLER
Regional Manager - Philippines, PADI
5:45PM - 6:10PM Reef Report 2022
BO MANCAO
Underwater Photographer
6:10PM - 7:40PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Women in the Deep Blue
7:40PM - 8:00PM DAILY LUCKY DRAW


11:00AM - 12:00PM
Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings (15 minutes per appointment slot) - AM Sessions

1:30PM - 7:15PM
Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Business-to-Business (B2B) Meeting (15 minutes per appointment slot) - PM Sessions

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Back into the Blue:
One with the Sea
August 19-21, 2022 | 11AM-8PM
SMX CONVENTION CENTER MANILA, PHILIPPINES