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.
The second instalment of the Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE), held from 12-13 September 2015 at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney’s Moore Park revealed that interest in scuba diving is on the rise for Non divers. Data collected at the Expo revealed that non-divers of the 18-35yo age group showed the most interest as they took advantage of the Expo’s new feature - a dive pool where newbies had a go at the sport.
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.