Dive Shows and events

Diving Talks presents 'The Discussion Everybody Will Want to Hear'

This panel discussion will include Mark Caney, Mark Powell and Jean Claude Monachon talking about diving through the perspective of the three biggest agencies: PADI, SDI and SSI.

Mark Caney is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Industry Relations and Training Executive, he is President of the European Underwater Federation, President of the Rebreather Training Council and President of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council.

Mark Powell is the SDI (Scuba Diving International) Director of Global Development.

Scuba.Digital 2022 has been cancelled

The organisers inform they will refund 100% of all tickets and all fees for exhibitor and sponsor packs as well as photo competition entries within the next 14 days.

"We would like to thank our partners GUE and DAN Europe as well as all exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and participants for their support so far!"

What is next for the event?

The organisers state in an email they intend to continue to develop the Scuba.Digital community platform and make it the #1 digital platform for scuba divers, freedivers and snorkellers.

MIDE will return to the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 27-29 May 2022
MIDE will return to the World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 27-29 May 2022. Exhibitor registration for MIDE 2022 is already open, and all diving, boating and water-sports business entrepreneurs are warmly welcomed to take part in the expo.

Malaysia International Dive Expo to return in May 2022

It will be the 16th year in running for MIDE, billed as the “hottest and coolest dive show in Malaysia,” bringing together dive enthusiasts to explore the underwater world and participate in the business of diving as well. Aiming to be a one-stop hub for all things diving, including dive equipment, courses, travel, and underwater conservation, as well as boating and water sports, MIDE promises to showcase all kinds of products and services over the three-day event.

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

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.