Dive Shows and events

Salon de la Plongée is postponed till March 2022

The news comes hot on the heels that boot Düsseldorf is cancelled until January 2023.

The team behind Salon de la Plongée have advised that their show will be rescheduled in three months' time. 

Everything was ready to welcome you next week and it's just a setback. Salon de la Plongée

Hélène de Tayrac-Senik, President of Salon de la Plongée and WDHOF member stated "[We are] determined to do everything possible to ensure that the Salon de la Plongée meets the expectations of both visitors and exhibitors and attentive to avoiding a risky situation, it is under these conditions that we are obliged to announce the postponement of the 23rd edition of the ShowWe thank you for your trust, your positive messages, your support that helps us keep our heads out of water and continue with energy."

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The biggest boat show in the world - 'boot Düsseldorf' - is held annually in January

boot Düsseldorf 2022 is cancelled

In recent weeks, various countries in Europe have applied travel and event restrictions to help prevent the spread of this new version of the Covid-19 virus. 

 

Following a meeting of the Minister Presidents of the federal states in Germany on 21 December 2021, the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) banned large events in January 2022. This includes boot Düsseldorf, the largest boat show in the world. 

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to holding boot in January 2022. Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf

 

Dr Stephan Keller stated "We had had hoped that the pandemic situation in January would allow Boot to be held under strict hygiene conditions. But in the end, it is only consistent to do without large public fairs such as Boot in order to contain the spread of the omicron variant. Even before the country's ban, I agreed with the management of Messe Düsseldorf not to take an unjustifiable risk and to cancel boot if necessary."

Long Island Divers Association Film Festival Presentation Lineup

This year’s unique LIDA Film Festival will be a great way to relax and enjoy some of the best underwater images while dreaming of your next underwater adventure. Here is a sneak peek at the lineup of world-class underwater photographers and videographers we will feature this year:

Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet
"Freaks...of nature"

Rick Morris
"Heroes to Heroes Restoring the Reefs"

Nancy McGee
"Uncomfortable"

DEMA Show 2021 is now open

While the show is significantly smaller in scale this year due the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, there were new equipment launches happening such as the new Avelo System (diveavelo.com) this week at the Image Resource Center (Booth #2327) and Room S227 as well as a full schedule of seminars taking place in various meeting spots on the floor in adjoining rooms.

Long Beach Scuba Show 2021 Cancelled

Last year, we told you that there was "no way to responsibly hold an event of this size with people from around the world for the foreseeable future." When we wrote that, we never would have guessed the "foreseeable future" would extend well over a year.

To bridge the gap, we are working on a resource for divers - for you. Information from our exhibitors with videos, specials, new products, travel and more.

Diveheart partners with Tourism Malaysia for Moscow Dive Show 2021
Diveheart partners with Tourism Malaysia for Moscow Dive Show 2021

Diveheart partners with Tourism Malaysia for Moscow Dive Show 2021

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to connect with divers in Russia and Eastern Europe and widen the adaptive diving community, according to Jim Elliott, founder of Diveheart.

“We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the life-changing power of scuba diving. There really are no boundaries to what we can achieve, and we have seen time and time again how educational scuba therapy has built confidence and transformed the lives of people with disabilities all over the world,” said Elliott.

Photo courtesy of Diveheart Malaysia
Diveheart Malaysia Ambassador Syed Abdul Rahman (third from the right) flashes the “OK” signal with participants in a Diveheart and adaptive diving program he conducted on Mabul Island, Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Diveheart Malaysia.

Diveheart partners with Tourism Malaysia for Moscow Dive Show 2021

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to connect with divers in Russia and Eastern Europe and widen the adaptive diving community, according to Jim Elliott, founder of Diveheart.

“We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the life-changing power of scuba diving. There really are no boundaries to what we can achieve, and we have seen time and time again how educational scuba therapy has built confidence and transformed the lives of people with disabilities all over the world,” said Elliott.

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