2021 ADPA Symposium and Networking Event

Join us for the 2021 ADPA Symposium and Networking Event on Tuesday, November 16th hosted at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and The Commonwealth Rooftop Patio, respectively. Our symposium is a professional gathering for Dive Program Administrators to interact, collaborate, and learn with their peers. You will be able to professionally network with other Dive Program Administrators and learn from them as they discuss changes and developments in the industry.

Topics of interest this year include reviewing the California OSHA technical diving classification, new guest immersion experiences, Covid-19 impacts, research partnership development strategies, risk management, round table discussions and more. As well as one on one time with our Corporate Partners who are excited to showcase their products and innovations.

The Symposium will be held from 10AM to 6PM and includes a light breakfast and lunch. The Networking event immediately following the Symposium has a new location this year, we will be at The Commonwealth Rooftop Patio, located conveniently within 10 minutes walking distance on Fremont street. The Networking event will be from 6:30PM – 8:30PM with light food and an open bar.  Please review the Schedule of Activities for more details. The Symposium is open to all current ADPA members and invited guests.

Health & Safety Protocols


Registration for the Symposium and Professional Development week are now open, the fee for the Symposium and Networking event is $225. The current schedule of events is as follows and will be updated as changes are created. Registration will close on November 9th. Please assist us in our Symposium preparations by registering early.


Sunday, November 14th

BOD Meeting

  • 10am – 4pm Executive Session: Closed to members
  • 4pm – 6pm Open Session: Members invited, if interested in attending contact, Mauritius Valente Bell

Tuesday, November 16

ADPA Annual Symposium & Networking Event

Pre-registration and fee required for all sessions. Must be a current paid active member to attend. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

10am-6pm: Annual Symposium, Golden Nugget, Bel Air 1 Room and Foyer

  • The Bel Air 1 room is located on the upper level;  Elevators/Stairs are across from Starbucks
  • Registration and continental breakfast open at 9am
  • Boxed continental breakfast and lunch included

6:30pm-8:30pm: Symposium Networking Event, The Commonwealth Rooftop Patio

Monday, Wednesday – Thursday, November 15 – 18

RescueX Training & Demonstration

Tuesday- Friday, November 16 –19


DEMA Exhibit Hall Open, Las Vegas Convention Center

  • Registration opens at 7am Tuesday, 8am Wednesday-Friday
  • Exhibit floor opens 10am
  • Exhibit floor closes 6pm Tuesday- Thursday, 5pm Friday

Wednesday, November 17

Additional ADPA Events

Committee Member Social, 3pm, Contact Board member for details

Week at a Glance

Sunday, 11/1410am: BOD Executive Session
4pm: BOD Open Session
Monday, 11/15RescueX Sessions
Tuesday, 11/1610am: Annual Symposium
6:30pm: Networking Event
All Day: DEMA
Wednesday, 11/173pm: ADPA Committee Social
RescueX Sessions
All Day: DEMA
Thursday, 11/18RescueX Sessions
All Day: DEMA
Friday, 11/19All Day: DEMA

Tell us about your organization!

We are also requesting that everyone (whether attending the symposium or not) provide a short organizational update video and some ‘ADPA A Day in the Life’ photos. The video should be under 30 seconds and be a creative ‘hello’ where you introduce:

  1. Facility Name
  2. Dive Officers
  3. Total number of dive staff and volunteers, and
  4. Total number of dives.

Your ‘A Day in the Life’ photos should highlight some of the cool stuff you get to do at work!

Please send the video and photos to: adpadayinthelife@gmail.com. Submit videos and photos no later than November 1st. Content submitted after might not be included.