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!

Ian France is an experienced, full-time technical diving Instructor Trainer, providing OC and CCR Cave, Mine and Technical diver training at diver and instructor level throughout the world. A member of the British Cave Diving Group (CDG, https://cavedivinggroup.org.uk/), founding member of the UK Mine/Cave Diving......

Roisin Maddison is an underwater enthusiast and an up-and-coming nature photographer, both above and below the surface. Her love of nature stems from a childhood exploring and investigating the outside world. After being given her first camera at the age of 13, Roisin became obsessed......

Lanny Vogel is a full-time cave diving instructor and, with his wife Claire, is the owner of Underworld Tulum (www.underworldtulum.com), a purpose-built dive centre in the heart of Mexican cave country with bespoke accommodation for divers. He is also the founder of Cave Camp (www.cavecamp.com),......

Phil Short started diving from a background of dry caving to enable him to train with the British Cave Diving Group (CDG). He proceeded through CDG mentoring to become a qualified diver and began to follow a 30-year passion for exploring caves. In parallel, Phil......

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the Speaker Roster for the GO Diving Show 2020 has been released! Find out who is on what stage – and talking about what topics – by clicking here!   Book your tickets for this exciting event – www.godivingshow.com/dive-show-tickets/...

Dr. Richard Smith is a marine biologist and conservationist, an award-winning underwater photographer and videographer, an acclaimed public speaker, and the leader of diving expeditions around the world – he’s been on more than 3,500 dives since 1996. Dr Smith has written hundreds of articles, published......

Bahamian diving legend Stuart Cove will be taking to the Inspiration Stage to talk about his career, which notably includes being the ‘go-to’ guy for Hollywood when they want to film in and under the water, as well as a dab hand at sinking shipwrecks......

Chris Jewell has been exploring and diving in caves for over 14 years. He is a member of the Bristol Exploration Club (The BEC get everywhere!) and the Cave Diving Group which specialises in equipping cavers with the skills to dive in the UK’s typically......

The exhibitor list for the 2020 GO Diving Show has been released, and it reads like a veritable who’s who of the international diving industry. Exhibitors include Apeks, Aqua Lung, Beuchat, Finnsub, Cressi, Fourth Element, AP Diving, Scubapro, Suunto, Mares, XDeep, Waterproof, Tusa, Santi, PADI,......

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