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Monday, July 29, 2019

Australia International Dive Expo 2019 Back at the International Convention Centre Sydney



·        More Tourism Destinations & Dive Operators
·        More Speakers on Various Topics
·        Free Media Access

The 2019 instalment of the Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) will once again take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney as part of the Sydney International Boat Show from 1-5 August 2019.


Last year, the Show welcomed close to 60,000 visitors over the five-day event, with a recorded 23.5% increase in interest in scuba diving and other underwater-related sports and activities.

Being a part of the Sydney International Boat Show, AIDE aims to keep opening up new opportunities and interests to boaties, while working with the organisers of SIBS to create a more complete and well-rounded platform for water lovers and divers.

For boaters, sailors, yachtsman, divers, snorkelers, live-aboard enthusiasts, underwater photographers, marine scientists, conservationists, this is a one-stop event for all of their needs in terms of networking, sharing of knowledge and sales.

2019 promises a bigger and better show with many highlights including more interesting presentations; exotic dive destinations; the latest in dive equipment, gadgets and gizmos; a new school program for high-school students; underwater photography and videography technology; and much more.

The following are some of highlights visitors can look forward to:

  • Forum on Marine Rescue – Organised by Elasmo and Ocean Tidings, the panel of experts will be discussing the topic of “Marine Plastic Pollution”, sharing their knowledge and expertise on the topic in the one-hour session on Saturday.
  • Forum on Freediving – An increasingly popular niche, experts will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on what goes into being a freediver, the prerequisites, the rewards and the opportunities.
  • Dive Gear Maintenance – On both Saturday and Sunday, visitors can gather tips and tricks on the best ways to maintain dive equipment and gear to ensure their longevity and functionality. 
  • Speakers’ Presentation - There will be an exciting line-up of speakers covering a variety of hot topics including technical diving, dive destinations, dive gear maintenance, photography, videography, and much, much more.
  • Underwater Drones – Increasing in popularity, there will be plenty of underwater drones featured at AIDE 2019. Visitors will see demonstrations in the onsite tanks and learn about the latest and niftiest of these technologies currently available in the market.
  • Marine Educational Program - This is a school program organized by both SIBS and AIDE as part of the Show. This program not only aims to get the next generation excited about the water world, it also aims to inspire them to take up scuba diving and explore different areas of interest and get involved in marine conservation. The marine program will cover the key topics of scuba diving, photography/videography skills and ocean conservation.
  • Pool Try-dive – there will be three pools at the Show once again to allow for product demonstrations, entertainment and dive try-outs. Underwater drones will no doubt be of hot interest, as will underwater scooters.
  • Dive Courses and Holiday Deals - Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for their next dive holiday, sign up for new dive courses or check out new liveaboards and dive destinations (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia’s Indian Ocean Islands, Queensland, and others). 
  • Prizes Up for Grabs - General visitors to the show will also have the opportunity to win dive products and holiday prizes over the weekend worth more than AU$10,000. 
  • Kids’ Zone – A dedicated kids’ zone will ensure children are kept engaged and entertained while parents shop, network or attend the talks.

With more than 60,000 visitors expected at this year’s Show, visitors are encouraged to register their interest and purchase tickets online to avoid queues. Tickets are available at here. Opening times are 10am - 7pm in the halls and the adjoining marina display.

For further information about AIDE including the list of exhibitors, presentations, activities and workshops, go to www.australiadiveexpo.com. To find out more about the boat show, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au.


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