The third installation of the Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) takes place on the weekend of 10 & 11 September 2016 at the Royal Hall of Industries at Sydney’s Moore Park.
It’s a great opportunity to check out a range of dive schools, courses and dream destinations as well as gear, gadgets and marine conservation activities.
“While scuba diving is still a niche activity in Australia, each year, we witness and enjoy the growing positive interest shown in the sport, as the rise in visitor numbers to our show and many other dive expos around the world reflect that.
“While we are still relatively new to the Australian market, interest is strong and consistently growing,” says Ness Puvanes, Director and Organiser of AIDE.
“We hope our show will not only continue to help expand the global community of divers, but encourage existing ones to further connect with new destinations, industry players and suppliers, while also engaging them on the topics of conservational efforts that are being studied and implemented.”
Also – for all the uni students out there, the Expo will also include a free professional photography course exclusively for them. Johan Boshoff from The Dive Spot will conduct a five-hour photography course on the Saturday from 10am – 3pm, taking students through a number of topics including tips and tricks on capturing vivid underwater images.
For families, the Australian National Maritime Museum will be hosting a series of fun activities for families with kids, including dress-ups, crafting masks, artwork and more. And as per every event, a number of experts on the sport and the marine world will be present to share their knowledge and tips.
Admission is AU$7 for adults, AU$5 for PADI divers and online registrants. For DDI members, senior divers above 60yo, university students and children under 17 entry is free of charge. All visitors will receive goody bags and be entered for a chance to win major prizes including a week-long holiday to the Maldives; return air tickets to and within The Philippines; and a wetsuit and an advance diver kit. Prizes will be drawn live on both days at 5pm.
To find out more about the Expo, freebies, activities and more, visit australiadiveexpo.com.