Visitors to DIVE 2015 will have the chance to see a stellar line-up of diving speakers on the main Diver Stage – where the accent is on training and adventure.
Among speaker presentations at the show, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 24/25 October, will be:
* Monty Halls’ Great Shark Race, describing how he chased the action in the annual Sardine Run off South Africa using a land-based team of 4x4s and his special Humber RIB – which will be with him at the NEC
* Louise Trewavas’ All-Time Top 10 Diving Mistakes presentation – with conclusions about how, when things do go wrong, we can live to dive another day
* Diving The Wild Places with Paul Rose – whose mission to dive the Earth’s remotest and most exciting dive-sites has recently taken him to the Seychelles, Mozambique, French Polynesia and Franz Josef Land near the North Pole.
* Amanda Cotton on her dives with Apex Predators such as sharks, crocodiles and Humboldt squid, which all tend to get a bad rap.
And in a packed programme – free to all Show visitors – the likes of Andy Torbet, Mark Powell, Alex Mustard, John Bantin, Helen Hadley, Claire Gwinnett and Laura Walton-Williams will be covering topics including sharks, deep-diving, u/w forensics and the Thistlegorm.
The UK’s biggest and most popular event for divers, DIVE 2015 will feature around 200 companies offering diving gear, holidays and services.
There will also be many special attractions. These include two in-hall diving pools, the popular PhotoZone, the British Isles Experience, the Asia-Pacific Showcase and the Caribbean Village.
And for those with training as well as travel in mind, experts from the likes of PADI, BSAC, SSI and SAA will be offering guiding hands throughout the weekend.
There will also be a free-to-enter draw for all Show visitors to win a dream dive trip for two to the ‘Land of the Giants’ worth £8000 provided by The Scuba Place.
DIVE 2015 opening times are 9.30-6.00 on Saturday 24 October and 9.30-5.00 on Sunday 25 October.
Ticket prices start at just £8.50 for groups of 6 or more divers (a saving of £5 per person off the full price of £13.50).