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Scuba Show Expo returns to Long Beach in-person May 14–15 2022

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After an extended safety stop, Scuba Show returns in-person to the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) May 14 – 15, 2022.

Now in its 35th year, Scuba Show is the USA’s largest consumer scuba diving expo. We like to call it the best gathering of divers above sea level. The expo brings together thousands of attendees and hundreds of companies from across the scuba diving spectrum for a weekend showcasing all of the sport’s possibilities under one roof. Our goal at the Scuba Show is to create an environment that energizes attendees’ passion for scuba diving, fosters real connections and sends them home to reconnect with their local dive communities.

The in-person Scuba Show was canceled in 2020 and again in 2021 due to COVID and local and federal restrictions. The state of California fully reopened last summer and the LBCC has been hosting large events since August of 2021.

In lieu of the in-person event the last two years, Scuba Show brought a virtual version of the expo to attendees. This virtual element — which allowed attendees to access all exhibitors, show specials, new products, and pre-recorded seminars — will become an integral part of the show, turning on when the live event ends, to help foster a connection with consumers well beyond the convention center doors and for months after the Show.

At the time of cancellation, 247 exhibitors had registered for the 2020 Scuba Show and the large majority are confirmed to exhibit this year. While we are still waiting to hear from a handful of exhibitors, we are now opening the application process to all of the exhibitors that had not yet registered when we canceled the Show back in 2020, and accepting applications for new companies that would like to exhibit.

If you are interested in securing a booth at Scuba Show 2022 (diving-related companies only please), or if you would like more information about exhibiting, visit www.scubashow.com or contact Mark Young at mail@scubashow.com.

The Scuba Show team is working with convention center staff and closely following local and federal health guidelines to ensure this year’s in-person event is safe and successful

We are beyond excited to welcome the dive industry back to Long Beach in May!

Why Exhibit at SCUBA Show?

The SCUBA Show is held in a world-class venue and draws attendees from the Western states and beyond. Attendees come to learn about their options – and to become your customers.

The promotion for this year’s show will exceed any in the past. SCUBA Show has been America’s largest consumer dive expo for years. We are committed to keeping this the best show produced. The SCUBA Show is must-see for attendees – that makes it a must-do for exhibitors.

Ask your industry friends about the show.

Why California?

California is the #1 state in the US for number of divers and number of dive certifications. It is a magnet for divers from surrounding states. It’s also the country’s largest market for dive equipment sales and consistently at the top for dive travel.

For more information on Scuba Show, visit www.scubashow.com


Source: www.divenewswire.com

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Discover the Best of Belize with Dive Worldwide

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This June marks the 25th anniversary of the Belize Barrier Reef becoming a World Heritage Site! To celebrate, Dive Worldwide have rounded up their top trips to Belize which includes a resort-based stay, a liveaboard special and a twin-centre with neighbouring Guatemala – perfect for soaking up some culture. 

Reefs, Atolls & Mayan Ruins

The only English speaking country in Central America, Belize is warm, welcoming and offers unbelievable adventures. This gem has plenty for divers from incredible nature and topside activities to magical diving opportunities. Belize has the second longest barrier reef in the world and three of the four atolls in the western hemisphere making it a popular choice for divers.

If you missed the Dive Worldwide Belize talk in January you can catch up here.

Belize Discovered

Spend a week diving the remarkable barrier reef from Ambergris Caye before enjoying a few nights exploring the jungle with its Mayan ruins and caves.

Underwater there’s plenty on offer, with canyons, drop offs and swim throughs in addition to a unique topography and relatively easy conditions. You’ll be accompanied by a kaleidoscope of reef fish as you marvel at the array of sea fans and sponges adorning the seabed. Highlights include nurse shark, stingray, grouper, angelfish, turtle and dolphin. 

You then head off-the-beaten-track in land where you stay at an eco lodge in the heart of the Belizean jungle. Here there are a multitude of activities on offer including hiking and cave tours or you can immerse yourself in Mayan culture and visit a number of nearby ruins for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Departs: Jan-Dec

Duration: 13 days

Price from: £2,945 per person

Belize Liveaboard

Dive the Lighthouse and Turneffe Atolls from a liveaboard and experience the very best diving Belize has to offer. Located in the Lighthouse Reef there will be the opportunity to dive the Great Blue Hole. This atoll is full of marine life with angelfish, Creole wrasse, butterflyfish, barracuda and sponges found here.

Turneffe is the largest of the three atolls and offers a mixture of shallow reefs and sheer walls with a variety of reef fish and beautiful underwater scenery. Turtle, eagle ray, reef shark, snapper and jacks live on the healthy reefs. Dive sites of note include Half Moon Caye – another UNESCO World Heritage Site – and Painted Wall where you can find macro subjects such as ghostfish, crabs, blennies and invertebrates.

Departs: Jan-Dec

Duration: 10 days

Price from: £3,475 per person

Guatemala & Belize

Begin your holiday with some topside cultural discovery in Guatemala. This country packs a punch with its colonial architecture, Mayan ruins nestled in the verdant green jungle and stunning vistas. Don’t miss a visit to Lake Atilan, widely renowned for being one of the most beautiful lakes in the world with its volcanoes, thermal springs and incredible sunrises.

After a few days in Guatemala it’s time to go diving in Belize! Explore the barrier reef and spend time diving the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Blue Hole – the largest of its kind in the world and one of the top reasons to visit Belize. Here the waters are crystal clear, the topography is impressive with large coral and rock formations and the marine life is prolific with reef and black-tip shark in addition to large grouper.

Departs: Jan-Dec

Duration: 14 days

Price from: £3,495 per person


If you want to experience the world class diving and topside highlights of spectacular Belize, contact the Dive Worldwide Team.

All prices are per person and include flights from the UK, liveaboard or accommodation, diving, most meals and airport transfers.

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Save $700 on new Cocos Island Aggressor

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On January 13, 2023, the all-new, 124-foot Cocos Island Aggressor will cruise from Puntarenas, Costa Rica to Cocos Island, a remote, uninhabited Pacific island whose waters are world-renowned for schooling hammerhead sharks, manta rays and whale sharks. The 22-passenger, four-level luxury dive yacht was designed from the keel up with passengers’ comfort, safety and indulgences in mind.

Guests can take advantage of this great value introductory special:

  • Booking Dates: March 28 – April 30, 2022
  • Travel Dates: January 14 – May 30, 2023
  • Savings: $700

*Applies to new individual and group reservations, money saving specials and other discounts do not apply, special is not retroactive.

Onboard amenities on Cocos Island Aggressor include a sun deck with hot tub, two guests’ lounges, restaurant with chef-prepared meals, spacious dive deck and a computer station for editing underwater photos and videos. Eleven, spacious staterooms feature private baths and individual climate controls. Throughout the ten-night adventure, guests receive five-star service from eight professional, experienced staff members, many of whom have been with Okeanos Aggressor I & II® for decades.

Cocos Islands adventures include an average of 21 thrilling dives in the nutrient rich waters surrounding the lush island. Swift currents and underwater sea mounts attract massive fish schools, giant marble rays, tuna, white tip sharks, Galapagos sharks, and hammerhead sharks. When conditions allow, the staff shuttles guests to the island for hiking and swimming in the pools of Cocos’ many majestic waterfalls. After the charter’s final dive, the Cocos Island Aggressor is escorted by dolphin and false killer whales for the 342-mile voyage back to Puntarenas. Guests may continue their adventure in Costa Rica with optional rainforest tours, white-water rafting or surfing.

“The Cocos Island Aggressor raises the bar of liveaboard accommodations. We are thrilled to offer dive adventures to Cocos aboard this extraordinary new yacht,” says Aggressor Adventures Chairman & CEO Wayne Brown. “Cocos has been an Aggressor Adventures destination since 1988, and many of our clients have experienced the adrenaline rush of diving here. Today, we invite new and returning guests alike to enjoy more exciting adventures with us in Cocos aboard the luxurious new Cocos Island Aggressor.”

Cocos Island National Park was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997.

Cocos Island Aggressor diving, airline and mainland tour reservations can be made online at www.aggressor.com, or by calling 800-348-2628 or +1-706-993-2531. 

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