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Diving Instructor Braves Sea of Red for Higher Cause

By Eugene J. Kwok

The Straits Times | Business Section published date: 20 October 2017 written by: Annabeth Leow Scuba company Asia Dive Academy is still in the red after more than 10 years in business, but chief executive Jacki Ng is unfazed. “Our sole purpose can’t be driven by profit,” he tells The Straits Times. He concedes that … Read more

From Ex-Gangster To CEO – This ‘Ah Beng’ Is Making Waves With His $4.5M Diving Business

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Vulcan Post published date: 24 August 2017 written by: Zafirah Salim “I was always a child who was a bit different. I was neither conventional, nor rule-abiding.” “I grew up in a dysfunctional family where illegal activities were by no means foreign to my family members,” confessed Jacki Ng. At the tender age of 13, … Read more

Jacki ADA Inc Article

Gangster Moves: How This “Bad Boy” from Singapore Became an Entrepreneur

By Eugene J. Kwok

INC. Asean published date: 21 July 2017 written by: Adelle Chua 4 lessons on how this “ah beng” was able to turn his life around Jacki Ng remembers an incident from when he was 14 years old. He was at a fast-food joint, looking at the menu. The fillet caught his eye, but he pronounced … Read more

Celebrating Dive Professionals: ADA Appreciation Night 2016

Celebrating Dive Professionals: ADA Appreciation Night 2016

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Underwater 360 published date: written by: Being a dive professional is not always easy. They go through many things that are literally “below the surface” and unseen. When Asia Dive Academy (ADA) first had the idea that dive professionals should be celebrated and honoured, they started with their partner shops and booked out a small … Read more

Diving in a new direction - The straits Times

Diving In A New Direction

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The Straits Times Monday, September 19, 2016 One had a cushy business development job in the tourism industry, while the other was next in line to be promoted to a trainer position in Rolls-Royce Singapore. But Mr. Ryan Phoa, 27, and Mr. Yazid Sharifuddin, 28, decided to leave their stable jobs to make the plunge … Read more

Changing Lives Through Diving: The Asia Dive Academy Story

Changing Lives Through Diving: The Asia Dive Academy Story

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Dive Log Australasia published date: November 2016 Issue – Page 58 www.divelog.net.au Singapore is known for many things – from being the most expensive city in the world to chewing gum, to achieving the feat of becoming a first world country in 51 years. Unfortunately, being a great dive destination is not one of them. Over … Read more