Shows & Events

SHOWS & EVENTS

Compiled by Gene Muchanski
Executive Director
Dive Industry Association, Inc.

2018

January 20-28, 2018: Boot Dusseldorf, 49th International Boat Show.  Dusseldorf, Germany. Diving Pavilion in Hall 3. Contact: Justin Kesselring, Project Manager, Messe Dusseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601.  Phone: 312-781-5180.  Fax: 312-781-5188.  email: info@mdna.com   Blog: http://blog.mdna.com    Web:  http://www.mdna.com/trade-shows/details/boot   Twitter: twitter.com/mdnachicago

January 25-27, 2018Surf Expo.  42nd Annual Industry Trade Show.  Orange County Convention Center – North & South Halls, 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL.  For exhibiting space contact Rod Tomlinson, Surf Expo, 1145 Sanctury Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009.  Toll Free Phone: 800-947-7873.  Phone: 678-781-7900.  Fax: 678-781-7920.  email:  rod.tomlinson@surfexpo.com  Direct: 678-781-7914.  Web: www.surfexpo.com

January 27-28, 2018:  Lone Star State Dive & Travel Show / World of Water  – Frisco, TX.  Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Frisco, TX.  4th Annual Consumer Dive and Travel Exposition.   Contact Jim Gentile, World of Water, Inc., 784 Bonnie Brae Court, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.  Phone: 630-209-2445.  Fax: 630-783-1406.  email: jim.gentile@ourworldunderwater.com  or visit www.ourworldunderwater.com  Visit Dive Industry Association at Booths 119

February 15-19, 2018:  Miami International Boat Show.  Miami, FL.  Web:  http://www.miamiboatshow.com

February 17-18, 2018:  Our World-Underwater XLVIII.  Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, IL.  48th Annual Consumer Dive and Travel Exposition.   Contact Jim Gentile, World of Water, Inc., 784 Bonnie Brae Court, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.  Phone: 630-209-2445.  Fax: 630-783-1406. email: jim.gentile@ourworldunderwater.com  or visit www.ourworldunderwater.com  Visit Dive Industry Association at Booth 16

February 20-22, 2018Underwater Intervention. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.  Underwater Intervention is the combined annual conference of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society (MTS).  Contact Rebecca Roberts, Underwater Intervention, 5206 FM 1960 West, Suite 102, Houston, TX 77069.  Phone: 281-893-8539.  Toll-Free: 800-316-2188.  Fax: 281-893-5118.  Email: rroberts@adc-usa.org or Visit them at www.UnderwaterIntervention.com

February or April (Date TBA), 2018:  The Great Northern Dive Show.  Event City,  Manchester, England.  Contact Ruth.  email: ruth@h2odivers.co.uk  Phone: 00447794 783390.  Web: www.thegreatnortherndiveshow.com

March 9-11, 2018The Boston Sea Rovers 64th Annual International Underwater Clinic.  CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort, Danvers, MA   Contact David Caldwell, Exhibit Co-Chairman, Email: djc.searover@gmail.com or visit www.bostonsearovers.com

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March 23-25, 2018Beneath The Sea.  42nd Annual International Oceans Exposition.  New Jersey Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ.  Contact Armand Zigahn, 495 New Rochelle Road, Suite 2A, Bronxville, NY 10708. Toll Free Phone: 800-536-3976.  Phone: 914-664-4310.  Fax: 914-664-4315. email: info@beneaththesea.org  or visit www.beneaththesea.org

April 21-22, 2018:  Scuba & H2O Adventure Show.  Annual Scuba and Adventure Travel Show.  Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.  Contact: Rick Stratton.  Phone: 360-240-1874.  eMail: RickStratton.dnn@gmail.com Web: www.scubah2oshow.com  Visit Dive Industry Assoc. at Booth 328

April 23-28, 2018FDIC.  The World’s largest Firefighting Training Conference and Exhibition.  Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact Eric J. Schlett.  Web: www.fdic.com

May 5-12, 2018:  Cathy Church’s Underwater Photo Fest 2018.   8th Annual Photo Fest.  Grand Cayman Island at Sunset House.  Contact Jenn Mark.  Phone: 345-949-7415.  email: jenn@cathychurch.com   Web: www.CathyChurch.com

June 23-24, 2018Scuba Show.  31st Annual Consumer Scuba Show.  Long Beach Convention Center, Hall B, Long Beach, CA.  Contact Mark Young, Executive Director.  Phone: 310-792-2333.  Fax: 310-792-2336.  email: mail@scubashow.com  Web: www.scubashow.com

July 14-15, 2018:  SharkCon 5 – 2018.  Ocean Festival – Water Sports – Conservation Event.  5th Annual Event.  Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL.  Contact Spencer Steward. email: spencer@shark-con.com  Web: www.shark-con.com

July 14-17, 2018Swim Show.  Swim – Beach – Resort.  The best in swimwear.  Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.  Exhibitors or Retailers Contact:  Phone: 305-596-7889.  Fax: 305-596-7713.  email: info@swimshow.com   Web: www.swimshow.com  Swimwear begins in Miami Beach!

July 24-29, 2018BugFest By-The-Sea.  Celebrating Lobster mini-season.  Sponsored by Reef Safe Sun.  Contact: Steve at Phone: 954-640-4209. email: steved@lbts-fl.gov  Web: www.bugfestbythesea.com

September 8-15, 2018Saint Lucia Dive Fest 2018.  Contact: Saint Lucia Tourist Board.  Phone: 1-800-456-39.84.  email: divefestsaintlucia@gmail.com  Web: www.stlucia.org

September 13-17, 2018Saint Lucia FAM Trip 2018.  Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.  By Invitation only, Dive Travel Specialists.  Phone: 1-800-456-39.84.  Web: www.stlucia.org

September 6-8, 2018Surf Expo.  42nd Annual Industry Trade Show.  Orange County Convention Center – South Hall, 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL.  Contact Ryan Nettleton, Surf Expo, 990 Hammond Drive, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30328.  Toll Free Phone: 800-947-7873.  Phone: 678-781-7914.  Fax: 678-781-7920.  email:  rnettleton@surfexpo.com  Web: www.surfexpo.com

October 13 – 20, 2018:  Roatan Underwater Photo Fest.  Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, Roatan, Honduras.  Contact: Roatan Charter.  Phone: 1-800-282-8932.  email: info@roatan.com  Web: www.Roatan.com

dema-logo-100November 14-17, 2018Dema Show.  42nd Annual Industry Trade Show.  South Hall.  LasVegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.   Phone: 800-687-7469, email:  Web: www.demashow.com  Visit Dive Industry Foundation at Booth 2620.

May 4-5, 2019Scuba Show.  32nd Annual Consumer Scuba Show.  Long Beach Convention Center, Hall B, Long Beach, CA.  Contact Mark Young, Executive Director.  Phone: 310-792-2333.  Fax: 310-792-2336.  email: mail@scubashow.com  Web: www.scubashow.com

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