DIVE & DISCOVER
The Australia International Dive Expo is Australia's home for all things that is related to scuba diving. Be it dive tours, holiday packages, the latest equipment, gadgets and expert advice that are of interest, divers and non-divers are welcomed to come along to this annual expo to learn about the fascinating world of diving.
Having debuted at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney's Moore Park in February last year, AIDE is back again in September 2015 to link even more exhibitors with keen Australian divers. Much is in store for the 2015 Expo including a pool dive try out, a photo exhibition, a lineup of speakers, short documentary videos and a series of competition prizes to be won.
DIVE & DISCOVER
Scuba diving ("SCUBA" originally being an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus, now widely considered a word in its own right) is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater. Unlike early diving, which relied either on breath-hold or on air pumped from the surface, scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas (usually compressed air), allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line.
The Great Barrier Reef, a long tropical reef system off Far North Queensland, is Australia's biggest dive attraction. Most divers will dive with shops in the Cairns and Port Douglas region or from the Whitsunday Islands. The reefs to the far north are generally visited by extended liveaboards rather than day trips.
VENUE & LOCATION
Affectionately remembered by Sydneysiders as the Showbag Pavilion, the Royal Hall of Industries is majestic, its grand and most impressively its rich in history.
Boasting a striking vaulted ceiling and magnificant catherdral windows, this beautifully restored venue is proudly reminiscent of it's past glory. Today it hosts many of Sydney's prestigious special events, offering a blank canvas where one is limited only by imagination. Feasts, fashion, fairs and festivals.