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Welcome to attending our VIP Seminar Programs during DRT Show Shanghai 12-14 April 2019.

Mr. Yoshi Hirata, Japan
Photographer

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.
Mr. Tim Ho, Malaysia
Photographer/Writer

In 2009 Tim purchased his 1st underwater compact camera, the game of upgrading was too expensive and beyond the means of an island based dive instructor, so Tim started to explore and develop his own comprehension of how his little camera worked. Now his methods and compact camera techniques are some of today's reference materials used and shared by underwater photography trainers when teaching about compact camera use, while some of his earlier works are still often used as benchmarks of what to strive to achieve when shooting with a compact camera. His works have been published globally, displayed at underwater photography exhibitions internationally while he is sought after as a coach and speaker at dive shows and photography dive destinations in the region.
       
Mr. Alex Tyrrell, UK
Photographer/Writer

Alex Tyrrell is a professional underwater photographer based in Thailand, where he operates Dive4Photos, a dedicated underwater photography training facility. He is a freelance photo journalist writing articles and providing images for numerous dive magazines. He also runs regular photo workshops and tours to destinations around Asia.

Mr. Eric Goh, Malaysia
Photographer

Eric is a professional photographer. His underwater images have graced numerous international magazines and even a personal themed hotel room featuring all the top artists in the country. His work has been commissioned by major tourism campaigns and features prominently on graphic walls in city walkways and national billboards.

       
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.
Mr. Sam Cahir, Australia
Photographer

Sam Cahir is an international award winning underwater photographer specializing in sharks. His photographs have appeared in a variety of publications around the world and he is regarded as one of the premier shark photographers in the world.
       
Mr. Lin Qing, China
Photographer

Born in 1965 in Beijing, Qing has been taking pictures since 1985. He began to dive in 2002 and later got into underwater photography in 2006. Photojournalist of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Qing is also the producer of Dream Wavers, which represented China to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 2008 Oscars. Since 2013, his work has been winning many international awards every year, including Our World Underwater.
Mr. Gary Sun, China
Photographer/Instructor

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. Liu Yi, China
Screenwriter

Liu Yi is a professional screenwriter. He has written a number of movie & TV plays, such as 'Wolf Warriors', 'Young Justice Bao' and 'My Sisters and Brothers'. In 2010, Yi obtained his first diving license as his birthday gift and became infatuated with diving. If he is not diving, he's on the way to diving. Now Yi is a Wreck Penetration Diver & Go Sidemount Cave Diver of PSAI. He is interested in studying the history behind wrecks, and exploring the beauty of the caves through diving.
Mr. Marco Chang, Taiwan
Photographer

Marco Chang, who is a creative advertiser as his career. Back in 2008, he started to dive and were attractive by the fascinated underwater world. On the summer of 2013, he has upgraded his camera by using DSLR and since then, it has been his most powerful weapon thru out his 7 years underwater photography. In 2012, encouraged by seniors, he started to compete his works on multiples contests and had won many prizes during the contests. Marco Chang hope people will not just see the beauty of ocean but will take more serious concern on ocean conservation. He will continue to take more great photos, so that thru his lens, people will love the ocean as he does.
       
Mr. Enzo Zhao, China
AIDA Free Diving Instructor

He is the first AIDA free diving instructor and the first dual system (AIDA & SSI) free diving instructor in Mainland China. He has rich experience of free diving. He is not only the first AIDA Master in Mainland China, but also the National record holder of Static Breath holding. At same time, he is also the Founder of China's first free diving studio (One Free Dive).
Ms. Vania Kam, Hong Kong
Photographer

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 32 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.
       
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. Sendoh Wang, China
AIDA Freediving Instructor

Sendoh Wang is an IC design engineer and AIDA freediving instructor. He started freediving in 2012, broke several national records of China, and is still keeping three records, including 96M CWT, 90M FIM, and 65M CNF. He has rich and vast experience in freediving training and competition, and has strived to promote recreational and safe freediving in China.
       


 
 
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  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific is supported by AUF (Asian Underwater Federation).
  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific is 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 is supported by PADI, NAUI, SDI TDI ERDI, UTD, RAID, DIWA, CMAS, PSAI, DAN, IANTD, ANDI, IRD.
  • The ONLY Diving Expo is 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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