A new dive exhibition is being launched in February 2019 which aims to inspire and enthuse existing divers as well as attract newcomers to the sport.
GO Diving, which runs from Friday 22 February to Sunday 24 February, is being co-ordinated by the team behind Scuba Diver and DeeperBlue.com. The event is being well supported by many of the major players in the dive industry and is set to be an exciting way to see in the New Year’s diving exploits. It will be hosted at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, an ideal venue with good transport links and centrally located for ease of access, wherever you live.
BBC stars Andy Torbet (Beyond Bionic, The One Show, Operation Iceberg) and Miranda Krestovnikoff (The One Show, Coast) are the comperes on the main stage and will also be talking about their adventures, while joining them as keynote speakers are the likes of freediving legend Umberto Pelizzari, TV favourite Monty Halls, technical and cave diving icon Jill Heinerth and underwater photography guru Alex Mustard MBE.
There will also be dedicated stages in the disciplines of underwater photography, freediving and technical diving, with hosts of dynamic speakers discussing a wide range of subjects in talks, Q&A sessions, masterclass workshops and presentations. There’s even an area for The Next Generation of scuba divers – all those keen kids and talented teens already attracted to the underwater realm.
There will also be competitions, treasure hunts, interactive exhibits, two massive pools for trydives, technical sessions and freediving workshops, not to mention hundreds of booths showcasing training agencies, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and many other dive-related businesses.
For those who have harboured an innate desire to give diving a go, they can come and experience diving for the first time at GO Diving – and find a host of experts on hand to answer those questions they were perhaps afraid to ask. The Inspiration Stage will host talks aimed at dispelling some of the myths around diving, giving even more reasons why you would want to learn to scuba dive.
Super early bird tickets are £9.50 + P&P, available from www.godivingshow.com/tickets (booking fee applies).