Ocean Whispers has been telling you about the Ocean Dive and Ecotourism Expo and here is some more news...
New Exhibitors: Australia Safety Engineers, Dive Adventures, Eco Tourism Australia, EGO Semi Submarine, Sundive Byron Bay, Sipadan Water Village Resort, Wananavu Beach Resort Fiji and Yamamoto Corporation. PNG Divers Association has just confirmed these dive operators MV Chertan, MV FeBrina, MY Spirit of Niugini, Tufi Dive Resort,Tawali Resort, The Dive Centre, Walindi Plantation Resort, Loloata Island Resort and Scuba Ventures Kavieng
Ecotourism Australia Village: Strictly reserved for Ecotourism Australia members only, it is proposed that this area will comprises of over 20 or more mini booths. See their website here: http://www.ecotourism.org.au/
New Special Interest Seminar Stage: All seminars at ODEX and Blue Edge are FREE but seating is limited. Due the popularity of our seminar series and the support of several industry key players ODEX has now introduced a 3rd stage in Hall 11. Special Interest Stage speakers will be updated on a regular basis.
New Speakers: ODEX welcomes Josh Jensen who will present his topic: Diving in Queensland 2011 – life after the floods and Cyclone Yasi; Kym Cheatham the CEO of Ecotourism Australia will present: Ecotourism Who Wins; Clement Lee will present: Unlocking Sabahs New Dive Sites and Islands Beyond Sipadan; Andre Tanguy will present: A Practical Guide to Online Success for the Dive Industry; Allan Nash will present : Philippines Puerto Galera and the Aussie Fundraiser and Michael AW will present: Exotic, Erotic and the Extreme.
This is presentation reveals the work of a underwater wildlife photo journalist through exotic expeditions, erotic moment and extreme experiences across the Indian Ocean through the Pacific and as well as glimpse of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. Imageries include scenes of the life and death of mandarin fish, caught in a vortex of 200 mantas to hair raising moment when the photographer was lifted out of water by a hungry whale.