ADEX Ambassador 2013/2014
Outstanding Projects, Extraordinary Divers
Since 1999, the organisers of ADEX have supported the environment and all within it, encouraging the advancement of human knowledge and well being of our lands and oceans. Today, this extends to a special group who, more than most, understand the value of keeping our planet sound and safe.
"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: We are all in the same boat."
– Jacques Cousteau
ABOUT THE ADEX OCEAN AMBASSADOR
For more than a decade, Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd – the management of ADEX and Asian Diver – has paid homage to extraordinary divers who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. The extraordinary ADEX OCEAN AMBASSADOR accolade will be given for a new or ongoing project in the vast and varied expanse of Asia – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives or protect Asia’s ocean heritage. The chosen project must touch all aspects of conservation/preservation by expanding knowledge or improving Asia’s ocean life.
THE POWER OF EDUCATION
“The sea was the cradle of primordial life, from which the roots of our own existence sprouted. Billions of years of evolutionary development brought forth an enchanting variety of forms, colours, lifestyles, and patterns of behaviour.“
– Werner Gruter, Life In The Sea
It is said that education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for a better life.
It is before anything else required by divers to overcome the dwindling and destruction of our seas and oceans. Education is also crucial if divers are to seek farther than most and understand the vast blue yonder or endeavour to express humanity through the salvation of Earth’s biggest element that supports life.
The ADEX OCEAN AMBASSADOR award is set on identifying these kinds of educators, who lead by example.