I am a big fan of scuba diving shows and events. Every time I can, I make sure to join. Why? I have 3 main reasons:
- Getting inspiration about new places I haven’t considered yet and discovering the new trends in the scuba diving industry.
- Seeing the latest line-up of scuba diving equipment, asking directly questions to the manufacturers’ representatives and buying gear taking advantage of special discounts.
- Meeting other inspiring scuba divers and networking for my blog.
Here are some pictures I took at Paris International Dive Show last January, on my way back from the Philippines to Scotland.
I have listed the most important scuba diving shows and events in the UK and in Europe for the next coming months in 2015 and at the beginning of 2016:
- United Kingdom
Anglesey: ScubaFest, 15th and 16th of August 2015
Birmingham: DIVE 2015 at NEC, 24th and 25th of October 2015
Stirling: Scottish Dive Conference 2015 at Stirling University, 21st of November 2015
London: International Dive Show (LIDS) at ExCeL, 13th and 14th of February 2016
Manchester: The Great Northern Dive Show 2016, 23rd and 24th of April 2016
Marseille: World Festival of Underwater Pictures 2015 at Parc Chanot, from the 29th of October to the 1st of November 2015
Paris: International Dive Show 2016 at Porte de Versailles Exhibition Park, from the 8th to the 11th of January 2016
Düsseldorf: Boot 2016 at Messe Düsseldorf, from the 23rd to the 31st of January 2016
Utrecht: Duikvaker Expo 2016 at Expo Houten, 6th and 7th of February 2016
Madrid: Dive Travel Show 2016 at Pabellón de Cristal, from the 20th to 21st February 2016
Barcelona: Salón de la Inmersión 2016 at Fira de Cornellà, from the 26th to the 28th of February 2016
Bologna: 24th European Dive Show (EUDI 2016) at Bologna Exhibition Centre, from the 4th to the 6th of March 2016
Other famous Scuba diving shows all over the world
- Diving Resort Travel Show Philippines 2015 in Manilla, at SMX Convention Centre, from the 11th to the 13th of September 2015, www.philippinesdiveexpo.com
- Australia International Dive Expo 2015 (AIDE) in Sydney, at Royal Hall of Industries, 12th and 13th of September 2015, australiadiveexpo.com/home/
- DEMA show in the USA, in Orlando, Florida, at Orange County Convention Center, from the 4th to the 7th of November 2015, www.demashow.com
- Diving Resort Travel Show 2015 in Hong Kong, at HKCEC, from the 11th to the 13th of December 2015, www.divingandresorttravelexpo.com
- International Boat Show 2016 in Dubai, at Dubai International Marine Club, from the 1st to the 5th March 2016, www.boatshowdubai.com/Content/DMEX-Dive-Middle-East-Exhibition
- Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore, at Convention Exhibition Centre, from the 15th to the 17th of April 2016, www.adex.asia
Have I forgotten an important event from your area? I would love to hear from you, please tell me in the comments!