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The brand-new interactive trade and consumer diving and travel event, the GO Diving Show, which is taking place at the Ricoh Arena from 22-24 February 2019, has now expanded from 4,000 sq m to 6,000 sq m due to an unprecedented response from the industry.

The GO Diving show is now encompassing the entire exhibition hall space t the Arena, and there is plenty lined up to keep visitors occupied over the weekend.

There are no less than six stages – Main Stage, Travel Stage, Technical Diving Stage, Freediving Stage, Inspiration Stage and Underwater Photography Stage – which will be hosting more than 50 speakers (and more are being added all the time). BBC presenters Andy Torbet and Miranda Krestovnikoff are acting as compères for the Main Stage, as well as conducting talks of their own, and will be introducing headliners including freediving legend Umberto Pelizzari, technical diving icon Jill Heinerth, TV favourite Monty Halls, Hollywood stunt diver, record-breaking freediver and TV presenter Mehgan Heaney-Grier, underwater photography supremo Alex Mustard MBE, and mermaid superstar Linden Wolbert.

Industry stalwarts such as Leigh Bishop, David Diley, Paul Toomer, Mark Powell, Garry Dallas, Gemma Smith, Phil Short, John Kendall, Gareth Lock, Chantelle Taylor-Newman, Ellen Cuylaerts, Sally Cartwright, Paul Duxfield, Steve Millard, Tomasz Stachura, Phil and Anne Medcalf, Emma Farrell, Richard Walker, and Mike and Robert Thomas will be taking to the stage at the GO Diving Show, as well as a host of new faces to the show speaking circuit, such as Roisin Maddison, Simon Rogerson, Jeremy Cuff, Stuart Philpott, Jason Brown, Byron Conroy and Peter Routledge.

Then there are the two 100 sq m pools for scuba trydives, snorkelling, freediving and tech trydives, the Discovery Channel Shark Week VR booth, a 30-metre dry caving experience, a navigation challenge, a head-to-head S-drill competition, the chance to fine tune your trim, a treasure hunt, and The Next Generation section for kids and teenagers.

And of course, not forgetting a host of booths providing inspiration for your next dive trip, tempting you with shiny new kit, giving plenty of training options to develop your skills, and the chance to buy yourself some must-have equipment right there and then.

So whether you are just contemplating taking up diving, are new to the sport, or are a hardened veteran with thousands of dives under your belt. the GO Diving Show is sure to have lots to keep you enthralled. Book your Go Diving Show tickets now

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.

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