The Ultimate Dive Show

Diving {noun} The activity of exploring underwater.

DIVING {NOUN} THE ACTIVITY OF EXPLORING UNDERWATER. A SURREAL EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU CAN EFFORTLESSLY MOVE IN THREE-DIMENSIONS, OFTEN CITED AS BEING THE NEAREST YOU CAN GET TO FLYING. HAVE YOU EVER HARBOURED AN INNATE DESIRE TO GIVE IT A GO?

 

Now you can come and dabble in diving for the first time at the GO Diving dive show in a truly immersive experience – there is a gigantic 100 sq m trydive pool for you to take your inaugural fin-steps into the underwater world, you can sample shark dives, seal dives, wreck dives and cave dives through the magic of Virtual Reality, and there’s even an actual cave system for you to explore.

 

Need even more reasons why you would want to learn to dive? Come listen to TV stars Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Monty Halls, from Beyond Bionic, Deadly 60, The One Show, Undiscovered Worlds, Coast, Wreck Detectives, Operation Iceberg and Great Escapes, discussing how they got into diving, what they love about exploring beneath the surface, and hear about some of their underwater adventures.

 

Existing divers are also well catered for at GO Diving, with dedicated sections focusing on the disciplines of Underwater Photography and Technical Diving. Think your trim is up to scratch? Got your S-drills nailed? Navigation in the bag? Come and showcase your abilities at our interactive sessions. Want to try something new? Sign up for a sidemount trydive, or a dive on a closed-circuit rebreather. There’s even an area for The Next Generation of divers, all those keen kids and talented teens already attracted to the underwater realm.

 

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The dive show will be split across three days, the Friday being trade-only, and two consumer days over the weekend. The trade day will feature break-out rooms for seminars, member forums, etc, and there will be presentations on how to develop and improve your online presence for your dive centre/school, utilise social media more effectively, and so on.

 

THE DIVE SHOW WILL HAVE FOUR STAGES:

 

The Main Stage – hosted by TV presenters Andy Torbet and Miranda Krestovnikoff, this will cover everything from all aspects of the world of diving. They will be joined by Steve Backshall, Monty Halls and award-winning underwater photographer Alex Mustard MBE, who will also be unveiling the winners of the prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 competition on the Saturday afternoon.

 

The Inspiration Stage – stories to lift your spirits, and drive you on to greater heights in diving, whether that is simply getting your entry-level certification, climbing on to the first rungs of the professional ladder, or some other aspect of diving. Be inspired! Speakers already signed up include PADI Course Director, technical diver and photographer/videographer Luke Inman, and acclaimed UW photographer and conservationist Jorge Hauser. Watch this space for more speakers!

 

The Tech Stage– awe-inspiring tales from some of the biggest names in the world of technical diving, including Phil Short, Garry Dallas, Mark Powell, Tim Clements, Ian France and John Kendall. More speakers TBC!

 

The Underwater Photography Stage – Covering all aspects of underwater photography, this boasts a veritable who’s who of top-class ‘snappers’, including Jason Brown, Stuart Philpott, Martyn Guess, Mario Vitalini, Saeed Rashid, Paul Duxfield, Bryan Stanislas and David Diley. More speakers TBC!

For over two decades, Garry Dallas has been imparting his infectious passion for knowledge and skills while making diving liberating and fun! Garry is a cave, technical and recreational Instructor Trainer for RAID UK and Malta. Additionally, he’s a CCR instructor, technical advisor, author in diver......

As well as the star-studded Main Stage at the GO Diving Show – where you can catch Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Monty Halls– there are also three other stages, the Technical Stage, the Photography Stage and the Inspiration Stage. Today, let’s look......

TV star, author and adventurer Steve Backshall leads a powerhouse selection of speakers on the Main Stage at the GO Diving Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry this weekend. He will be joined on the Saturday and Sunday by Andy Torbet, Miranda Krestovnikoff and......

Olivier van Overbeek, or Oli in short, is a Recreational, Technical and Rebreather Instructor Trainer for RAID. He owns and manages DiveLife in Manchester and co-runs Diving Matrix with Paul Toomer. With RAID he works as training director for the UK & Malta and as......

As well as the star-studded Main Stage at the GO Diving Show – where you can catch Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Monty Halls– there are also three other stages, the Technical Stage, the Photography Stage and the Inspiration Stage. Today, let’s look......

Dave Gration has been diving since he was 15 years old and now some 30-plus years later he is still as passionate about diving as he was when he first started. Through those years he has had the opportunity to dive in some of the......

As well as the star-studded Main Stage at the GO Diving Show – where you can catch Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Monty Halls – there are also three other stages, the Tech Stage, the Photography Stage and the Inspiration Stage. Let’s look......

Tim Clements started diving in 1990 while studying Marine Biology and Oceanography, becoming a BSAC Advanced Diver in 1993 and taking part in several scientific diving expeditions to Southern Ireland. Following an MSc in the Orkneys and an HSE Part IV qualification, Tim worked across the......

What came first? Photography or diving? For professional photographer Jason Brown, it’s not an easy question to answer. Having learnt to dive back in the late 1990s, it didn’t take long for Jason to realise that simply being underwater wasn’t enough – he also wanted......

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