LIDS plus TOATS: Fun for February


Be where all the pre-diving action is this February – be at London’s ExCeL Centre for LIDS 2016.

If you and your friends and family enjoy not only diving but outdoor activities in general, you’re in for a big treat. The London International Dive Show (LIDS) is back at ExCeL but with a whole new look.

Now the event stretches over four days, from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14, and becomes a full part of the huge festival of outdoor activity to which visitors flock at ExCeL every year.

Your ticket provides admission not only to LIDS but to Europe’s biggest sport & leisure event – the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show (TOATS), the London Bike Show and the Triathlon Show.

The combined event with its multiple attractions for active people is expected to attract more than 60,000 visitors.

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lids2016_headshotsx4Guest presenters are lining up to appear on the DIVER Stage and Ocean Theatre over the four days of the Show. Some, like TV presenter Andy Torbet, cross over with other spheres of outdoor activity, so even if you miss them on the DIVER Stage you may be able to find them speaking elsewhere on the day of your visit.

Popular speakers Mark Powell (“Training Doesn’t Work“) and Louise Trewavas (“All-Time Top 10 Diving Mistakes“) will be back on stage, as will Alex Mustard, whose advice is regarded as gold-dust by underwater photographers.

Many other top photographers will be offering their own pointers based on extensive experience.

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dive2015_new_products_showcase_0276_for_VBMasks, fins, wetsuits, drysuits, torches, BCs, regulators, cameras – and more!

The New Scuba Products Showcase is where visitors can check out the latest scuba-diving and snorkelling gear before visiting Dive Show exhibitors to find out more about items of interest and make their selected purchases at typically keen prices.


dive2014_try-dive_pool_0410_croppedVisitors to the popular Try-Dive Pool at the 2016 London International Dive Show will be able to get under water with an aqualung under the guidance of expert scuba-diving instructors. Located at the entrance to The Dive Show, the pool will also boast an adjacent Theatre where newcomers to the sport can find out more about what scuba diving has to offer – including exciting training opportunities in the UK and overseas.


What of the other attractions around the hall? Here’s a taste of what to expect:


The Superbloc Climbing Wall, Discovery and Climb & Adventure Stage presentations with big-name speakers, Expeditions That Changed the World and Outdoor Photographer of the Year exhibitions, Wild Britain Bushcraft & Survival Zone, Outdoor Photography Photobox, Cycling Performance Theatre, Air to the Throne freestyle mountain-bike demos and competition, Surrey Human Performance Training Hub for one-to-one assessments, Bikes Etc 500m and Kids’ Test Tracks, Street Velodrome, Extreme Action Sports Tour, Triathlon Expert Theatre and Event Village, swim-coaching, wetsuit-testing and a range of themed bars and cafes.

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To purchase tickets for LIDS, click here.

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