For the first time, the AIDE Expo will take place at International Convention Center at Sydney on 3rd - 7th August 2017 in conjustion with the Sydney Boat Show.
Divers, non-divers and anyone interested in the marine world are all welcomed to come along to not only learn about the sport, diving hot spots and the latest gears and gadgets on offer, but be inspired to explore more of this underwater world, of which we know so little.
With the start of the diving season commencing in September, the Expo will no doubt help to equip divers with some useful information on new or emerging destinations, tour packages, trends, hi-tech gizmos and more, to get them geared up for the season.
A major objective of the show is to continue to engage with existing divers and newbies to keep them inspired to see more of the marine world and be in the loop on cutting edge technologies and conservation practices.
Some of the highlights for this year’s Expo include a presentation by Disabled Divers International (DDI); a photographic and video presentation of the underwater world; a dedicated family area courtesy of the Australian Maritime Museum and presentation by industry experts in the dive field.
Visitors will also be engaged with presentations on travel destinations photography, diving medicine, conservation efforts, deep sea exploration, free diving, diving expeditions, and more.
A pool will once again be set up for newbies to have a go at scuba diving, while non-active divers can sign up for rebreather training. For those interested in new gadgets, there will also be dive gear testing and other demonstrations available.
The admission is AU$7 for adults, AU$5 for PADI, SDI TDI divers and online registrants. DDI members, senior divers above 60yo, University students and children under 17 can enter free of charge. All visitors will receive goody bags and be entered for a chance to win major holiday prizes including holidays to the Maldives and return air tickets to and within The Philippines.