Cave diver extraordinaire Chris Jewell was thrust into the limelight when he was one of an elite group of UK divers who found – and then extricated – the Thai children and their soccer coach who were trapped in a vast flooded cave system – and now he has been added to the speaker roster at the GO Diving Roadshow.
The GO Diving Roadshow, sponsored by Tobago Beyond, takes place from 17-19 September at NDAC and promises a whole host of activities and attractions for non-divers and divers alike.
Chris will be taking to the Main Stage on Saturday evening – kindly stepping into the breach to fill in for Andy Torbet, who will now be attending the show on Friday morning (and cramming in a quick talk) before he hustles off for a filming assignment in Scotland which was double-booked with the show. So if you want to see Andy and Chris' talks, both of which are sure to be entertaining, book yourself a two-day ticket for the Friday and Saturday now!
Chris Jewell and Andy Torbet are just two of several attractions over the event – a whole host of exhibitors will be showcasing their wares, including Scubapro, Fourth Element, O’Three, PADI, DAN, Nammu Tech, Midlands Diving Chamber, Shearwater Research, Scuba Escape, as well as tourism experts from the British Virgin Islands, the Philippines and Tobago.
Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield and Anne and Phil Medcalf will be running Photo Workshops on the Main Stage during the day on Friday and Saturday.
There are tech trydives on sidemount and CCR for those wanting to try something new, and if you don’t want to go underwater – or are not a diver – you can also go stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking.
Divers Alert Network will be running a pop-up Health and Welfare Clinic, where they can check your blood pressure, blood sugar, temperature, pulse, six-lead ECG and more. Book your 30-minute consultation now.
In the evenings, the Main Stage will be home to our keynote speakers – TV presenter and author Miranda Krestovnikoff, cave diver and explorer Phil Short, and underwater photographer and conservationist Ellen Cuylaerts. Aforementioned adventurer, stunt man and tech diver Andy Torbet will be around on Friday morning before he dashes off to Scotland for a TV shoot, Chris Jewell will be on stage on Saturday night, and Clare Dutton will also be talking about going pro, and the Scuba Escape team will be showcasing their various underwater ‘escape rooms’.
Diving is all about the social side of things – something which has been sorely lacking through the various lockdowns, etc – and the Friday Night Social aims to remedy this, giving like-minded divers the chance to hang out, take in the awesome views of the NDAC quarry, and enjoy a pulled pork roll with stuffing and apple sauce. There will be veggie burger that is suitable for vegans as an alternative. This will be accompanied by chips and a choice of salad.
A two-day ticket (Friday and Saturday) costs just £69 (but has a value of nearly £140!), and includes two days of diving in the attraction-rich waters of NDAC, access to the talks held over the two days, access to the diving and photo workshops (subject to space – the tech trydives and skill development sessions have limited slots, so early booking to get your name down is advised), social on the Friday evening, limited-edition T-shirt (strictly for the first 100 ticket holders), 12-month subscription to Scuba Diver magazine, a weekend ticket to the main GO Diving Show in March 2022, and SUP and kayak sessions.
A Friday one-day ticket is £45 (with a value of £110), and includes a day of diving, access to the talks held over the two days, access to the diving and photo workshops (subject to space – the tech trydives and skill development sessions have limited slots, so early booking to get your name down is advised), social on the Friday evening, limited-edition T-shirt (strictly for the first 100 ticket holders), 12-month subscription to Scuba Diver magazine, and a weekend ticket to the main GO Diving Show in March 2022 and SUP and kayak sessions.
A Saturday one-day ticket is £27.50 (with a value of £32) and includes a day of diving, and access to the talks and the workshops.
A two-day non-diver ticket is £25 (with a value of £30) and this gives access to all of the talks and surface workshops, and the Friday evening BBQ.
NB: This is an advance ticket only event. You MUST have purchased your tickets via Eventbrite prior to arriving on-site. There are a limited amount of tickets, and there will be no tickets sold on-site.
Special group offer!
Book 5 tickets and get 1 ticket FREE for a dive instructor or trainer. Go ahead and purchase your 5 tickets and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking details. You will be issued a promotional code to the average value of the other 5 tickets which can be redeemed against a 6th ticket.
Example – 4 x weekend diving £69 + 1 x weekend non-diving £25 gives a total order value of £301 / 5 = £60.20 average ticket price.
Fees and taxes are not included, can not be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.