DIVE & DISCOVER
The first ever Australia International Dive Expo which debuted at the Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park, Sydney on 22-23 February was successfully concluded with a total of 773 attendees from eight countries including Australia. The show was seen as the stepping-stone for the consumer market. Exhibitors introduced new dive gears, dive destinations, tour and camera products to the keen visitors over the weekend…
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.