The best thing about the GO Diving Roadshow being held at NDAC this weekend (17-19 September) is the fact that as well as walking around exhibitor stands, listening to speakers and taking part in workshops, you can actually go diving!
The GO Diving Roadshow – which is sponsored by Tobago Beyond – promises a whole host of activities and attractions for non-divers and divers alike, but the allure of the quarry waters will be hard to ignore.
As these photographs from James Neal showcase, NDAC is home to all manner of sunken attractions, from armoured cars, Land Rovers, helicopters and buses to fishing boat, yachts, mines, aircraft parts and much, much more.
Whether you are a newly qualified diver or a veteran technical diver, there is something for you, with depths ranging from just a metre or so to well over 70m. The attractions are scattered throughout all depth ranges, so keep your eyes open.
The whole concept of the event is to get like-minded divers together – the COVID situation has been hard on all of us, and it will be fantastic to get together to dive, chat and generally enjoy the social side of diving, which has been missing while we have been in various stages of lockdown!
The idea is that visitors can go for a dive, then enjoy whiling away their surface interval with a mooch around the exhibition marquee (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), are among the exhibitors attending), sitting in on a photography workshop from Anne and Phil Medcalf, or Paul ‘Duxy' Duxfield, having a ‘diver MOT' health check with Divers Alert Network, then maybe doing a tech trydive on sidemount or a CCR, and then at the end of the day, once the diving is done, enjoying a drink or two in good company while listening to some awesome speakers (not to mention tucking into a BBQ on the Friday night!).
The Main Stage will be home to our keynote speakers – TV presenter and author Miranda Krestovnikoff and cave diver and explorer Phil Short (Friday) and underwater photographer and conservationist Ellen Cuylaerts and Thai cave rescue hero Chris Jewell (Saturday night). Adventurer, stunt man and tech diver Andy Torbet will be around on Friday morning before he dashes off to Scotland for a TV shoot, and Clare Dutton will also be talking about Scuba Escape team and their various underwater ‘escape rooms’ on Friday afternoon.
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.
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