27 March 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers of the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS), the Boat Industry Association (BIA), has made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming 2020 Boat Show in July. As part of SIBS, the Australian International Dive Expo (AIDE), is in full support of this decision.
“Our utmost priority is the health and safety of the people,” says Ness Puvanes, organiser of AIDE. “While this decision was not taken lightly, it is one of necessity that will safeguard our exhibitors, speakers, partners, visitors, team and the wider community.”
SIBS and AIDE will return to Sydney’s International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour from 29 July – 2 August 2021and we look forward to putting on one of the biggest show for our water enthusiasts.
Launched in 2014, the Australia International Dive Expo aims to grow the dive community through education and inspiration. Taking place annually as part of the Sydney International Boat Show in Darling Harbour (since 2017), the show brings together a wide range of key industry players and suppliers, as well as highly respected field experts in marine life, travel and tourism, conservation and different niches of scuba diving.