It's that time of year again...
Many divers know and love the UK's DIVE event, but in case you've yet to discover it or are new to diving, it's the UK's largest dive show and has been held every year since 1991.
Organisers of the show DIVER Magazine know a thing or two about diving, and year upon year the show is packed with attractions that draw divers from the UK, Europe and further afield.
Located at Birmingham's NEC, you can find virtually every piece of kit demanded by today's sport diver at the show, with the latest equipment from the world's leading diving brands and plenty of stock available to purchase. Plus, many a good deal can be sought out!
Those who take a camera below the surface will want to check out the Photozone, a section dedicated to all things underwater photography. Meet with experts who can help you improve your photos, discover new pieces of equipment, admire the stunning photographs on show and even help out with the judging of the British Society of Underwater Photographers’ Print Competition.
This year, what else would be next door to the show but man of steel and qualified diver Bear Grylls' Adventure course. Among the other challenges, the scuba adventure will see you trained by experienced personnel and embark on a diving voyage with over 1000 sea creatures. Experienced divers and those new to the sport are equally welcomed.
Over in DIVE, technical divers and those looking to ramp up their diving adventures will be sure to visit the TekDeck and TekPool, where you can try out technical diving equipment in the purpose-built pool and listen to talks from the experts.
The second try-dive pool is where complete beginners can make that first foray into diving in a safe, controlled environment under careful supervision.
Other talks and presentations to suit virtually every subaqua interest can be found over the weekend at DIVE. Choose from subjects like Christine Grosart's Croatian cave diving project to a session with David Jones, advocate for an overhaul on the use of plastics and cameraman of the film A Plastic Ocean, described by Sir David Attenborough as 'the most important film of our time'.
The DIVER stage will also be the setting for the announcement of of this year's DIVER awards winners. And as a side note, we'd really appreciate it if our customers would cast their vote for us in the applicable categories. You can vote here.
For inspiration for your next overseas dive trip, Take a look at the countless diving destinations and liveaboards showcased by the industry's well-known operators. And if you're keen, you can book there and then.
Don't miss the opportunity to enter the grand prize draw. A luxury diving trip to Papua New Guinea worth £10,000 could be yours.
Book your visit to the show online now and save £5 per ticket!
Every year, we up sticks and move "half the building" down the M6 to Birmingham for the weekend and set up our 120 square metre 'mini' showroom.
This year will certainly be no exception. You can expect to find the vast majority of our sport diving range on show and ready to purchase at great prices.
Our experienced staff and diving experts are on hand to help you find your optimal diving gear.
We offer a complete drysuit fitting service and will have everything from our classic drysuits such as the compressed neoprene Divemaster to technical suits like the acclaimed Mil-Spec Kevlar®
suit in every available size to try on. This will be complete with the necessary thermal protection for drysuit diving, including the Northern Diver Metalux® line of high-performance thermal garments and our toasty Hotsox.
If you're in need of a made-to-measure drysuit or want a new wetsuit, we'll have these covered too.
In a nod to dive show tradition, we'll have some new products on our stand and over at the showcase. More information to be revealed soon.