Scuba diving is an extraordinary activity that seems for some people out of reach. The dive shows are a good way to discover and easily approach this leisure. During these international events, you will be in the company of curious, amateur divers, seasoned divers and of course professionals who each have a good reason to be there. Some come to discover diving and want to spend their diving baptism, others come to share their experiences and of course others are looking to make good business. Each year, the diving trade shows bring together thousands of visitors and the figures are constantly growing. If some shows are no longer present as they are inevitable in the environment, others innovate with each new edition to become inevitable one day. Do not miss the next dive show near you, follow the 2018 calendar.
Le salon de la plongée Paris 2018
Date: January 12 to 15 2018
This 20th edition, long awaited, will be held as every year in Paris at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles. Paris dive show is open to everyone, from professionals to diving enthusiasts. During this perfectly organized event, you will have the opportunity to meet all major players in this very special environment: diving club, equipment manufacturers, travel agencies, offices of tourism, associations, federations and many others. This dive show also has a great program, rich in content: lectures, screenings, playful animations, equipment testing in swimming pool, Try Dive, competition of the best scuba diving movies. You can actually dive there. Finally, you can also discover the latest innovations in terms of equipment and leisure related to the underwater world. The diving trade fair in Paris is expected to bring together a record number of more than 410 exhibitors this year with about 60,000 visitors expected and more than 1,100 actual first dives! In short, a 20th edition that will probably be one of the best dive show ever.
Boot Düsseldorf 2018 – Dive Show
Location: Düsseldorf – Germany
Date: January 20 to 28 2018
This diving show, one of the largest in Europe, in addition to covering the diving sector, is also open to many other activities related to the world of water sports. Through 17 halls, this show unveils the new models of boats from the Yacht to the sailboat, the new equipment but also allows to discover the novelties in wakeboarding, windsurfing and, obviously, scuba diving. It is also possible to find some associations related to these different sectors. The Düsseldorf trade fair 2018 is the 49th edition of the exhibition, which is expected to bring together 230,000 visitors and nearly 1,800 exhibitors from 60 different countries.
Salon de la Inmersion Barcelona 2018
Location: Cornellà de Llobregat – Spain
Date: February 23 to 25 2018
The 19th edition of the inmersion show refers to activities underwater and more particularly to diving in the Mediterranean. This waves the dive, as many others gain in visibility every year. The participation of exhibitors has increased by 30% between 2016 and 2017 and is expected to register a further increase in this new edition, welcoming more than 150 companies from 10 different countries, as well as the number of visitors expected to reach 15,000 people. On the program it will be possible to find many actors in the field, including manufacturers of equipment, diving centers and travel agencies, but also forums and debates on the future and evolution of the sector in the years to come.
European Dive Show Bologna
Location: Bologna – Italy
Date: March 2 to 4 2018
The Italian dive fair is held every year in Bologna and is at its 26th edition. This event focuses on diving, fishing and snorkeling activities. This diving fair is generally not as well known as the other ones but has experienced a strong growth in recent years. This growth has attracted professionals and visitors from outside Italy. For this new edition, from 2 to 4 March 2018, no less than 250 exhibitors will be there for more than 11,000 visitors.
Adex Asia Dive
Date: April 6 to 8 2018
This dive show is gaining importance worldwide. It is already considered as the oldest and largest aquatic diving fair in Asia. Its objective is to attract all the best professionals of the sector and to highlight the wealth of diving sites in Asia through conferences and interventions. Approximately 60,000 visitors are expected to attend this 22nd edition.
DEMA Show 2018
Location: Las Vegas – United States
Date: November 14 to 17 2018
This dive fair, which takes place every year in the United States is arguably the largest diving show in the world for professionals. This event brings together around 650 exhibitors and attracts 10,000 visitors. This dive show is however only accessible to professionals of the scuba diving industry. The 2018 edition will be held in Las Vegas from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 November. This event has an excellent reputation among companies, numerous seminar programs and workshops are dedicated to help companies to develop. Marketing, sales, career plans, recruitment, web development strategies, social networks, nothing is left out. To define it simply, it is a diving faire that aim to meet the specific needs of scuba diving companies in terms of development.