Dive events to look forward to in 2019
Participating in a dive event is the best way to keep up with current trends or to finally get the right push to start your own underwater adventures. With the arrival of the new year, it is time to take a look at the international dive events planned for 2019, truly melting pots of new buddies sharing the same passion.
Our selection includes expos, trade shows, seminars and conferences around the world, where you can explore all there is to know about the thrilling world of diving.
When: 11 – 14 January 2019
Where: Paris, France
Highlight: Over 400 international exhibitors all under one roof and you get to explore the city of light and love. Four days of exhibitions, diving seminars, and champagne.
When: 19 – 27 January 2019
Where: Düsseldorf, Germany
Highlight: Focused on multiple water sports, yachts and marine tourism. You can also try out indoor surfing. Afterwards, enjoy some German wurst and explore the city’s vibrant art scene.
When: 31 January – 3 February 2019
Where: Sokolniki, Moscow
Highlight: The first Underwater Fair in Eastern Europe, covering more than 6 Russian-speaking countries and gathering over 500,000 people involved in underwater-related activities.
When: 2 – 3 Februrary 2019
Where: Houten, Netherlands
Highlight: Intimate and friendly, with over 100 exhibitors and more than 80 speakers, focusing also on underwater film and photography.
When: 15 – 17 February 2019
Where: Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain
Highlight: 8000 sq. meters of exhibition space for 140 diving industry partners, gathering to promote the latest innovations on the market.
When: 22 – 24 February 2019
Where: Coventry, United Kingdom
Highlight: Six different dive show stages where to find a host of experts on hand to answer your questions on the myths around diving.
When: 26 February – 2 March 2019
Where: Jumeirah, Dubai
Highlight: The Dubai International Boat Show breathes new life into the Dive MENA Expo with the key principle of building a community driven event, bringing divers together to network, inspired, share ideas, source new equipment, learn and inspire.
When: 28 February – 3 March 2019
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Highlight: Diving industry exhibitors gathering for every sea lovers, including whoever is just about to start his underwater adventures.
When: 1 – 3 March 2019
Where: Bologna, Italy
Highlight: One of the oldest dive shows in Europe, created in 1992. Each year it brings together divers and speakers from all over Europe. You also get to explore the picturesque city of Bologna and dive into delicious Italian food and atmosphere.
When: 2 – 3 March 2019
Where: Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Highlight: Interesting gathering for any diver, snorkeller or underwater enthusiast meeting with fellow buddies from around the country and beyond. With offers, conferences and much more.
When: 16 – 17 March 2019
Where: Antwerp, Belgium
Highlight: The place where Belgian and Dutch divers meet to enjoy a special atmosphere, that only this relatively small dive show can create. Thanks to several small auctions a day it possible to buy some quality materials at ecceptional pricing.
When: 16 – 17 March 2019
Where: Gothenburgh, Sweden
Highlight: Swedish Dive Show is a gathering place for, freedivers, scuba divers and sport divers – and anyone who likes to be in, and under, water.
When: 11 – 14 April 2019
Highlight: One of the biggest dive expos in Asia, with lots of seminars and workshops for different kinds of divers. Many experts, tourism industry representatives and international speakers come together to celebrate the world of diving and discuss the issues of climate change.
When: 3 – 5 May 2019
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Highlight: This event brings together a good number of visitors and exhibitors each year. The ‘hottest’ dive expo in Malaysia has many seminars and interactive dive experiences for all ages, as well as dive equipment, courses and travel packages on sale for people interested in exploring Southeast Asia.
When: 4 – 5 May 2019
Where: Long Beach, California, USA
Highlight: Over 300 exhibitors, with lots of seminars and exciting talks. It is America’s largest B2C scuba diving expo, taking place in the beautiful state of California. The event also organises a film festival and a party for divers and visitors from all around the world.
When: 1 – 5 August 2019
Where: Sydney, Australia
Highlight: AIDE has been running since 2014. This year, it will happen together with the Sydney International Boat Show. The expo includes lots of exciting workshops and courses including underwater photography and maritime archaeology. It’s also an excellent expo for families with kids. If you’re a first time diver, you can also try out diving in a safe try-dive pool.
When: 26 – 29 September 2019
Where: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Highlight: This four-day trade show focuses on diving, snorkelling and travel, held in the charming town of Friedrichshafen, in the south of Germany. It includes lots of charity auctions, an environmentally concerned ‘Green Expo’, as well as a legendary ‘Night Dive’ party and diving career forum.
When: 13 – 16 November 2019
Where: Orlando, Florida
Highlight: DEMA Show is probably the largest international show featuring diving, watersports and dive travel industries. Organised by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, also this year’s edition will take place in Orlando, Florida.
If you’re looking to ignite your passion for diving or want to find out if diving is right for you, we highly recommend you visit one of these international events. Also make sure you pay a visit to a DAN stand! Our international staff will be pleased to host you and provide info on all products and services on offer.
So, which dive event are you attending in 2019? Share your thoughts with us on social media!
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