With COVID-19 still causing massive disruption to daily life, travel and leisure activities, the team behind the GO Diving Show has made the decision to move to a September 2021 date.
GO Diving Show co-founder Ross Arnold said: “We all know just how tough times are at the moment – COVID-19 is still playing havoc with day-to-day life, the chances of large-scale events in the first half of 2021 seems ever less likely, and the challenges facing the GO Diving Show have been further increased by the DIVE show encroaching on our original 2021 dates.
“While we have more than enough support from the industry to move forward with a smaller event for 2021 in our usual February slot, we don’t like to do things in half measure – that just isn’t GO Diving’s raison d’etre.
“We don’t feel the industry is big enough at present to support two shows only four weeks apart. In a time when we all need to be working together, it seems senseless to hurt the industry more. It could also risk the UK having no shows in 2022 if both shows failed, which would be even more devastating to our fragile sector.
“Thus, following consultation with several key stakeholders, we plan to move the GO Diving Show to 3-5 September 2021.”
GO Diving Show co-founder Mark Evans commented: “A year from now, you’d like to think that the world was getting back to some semblance of normality, and we are aiming to put on the full GO Diving Show experience. That means plenty of interactivity with virtual reality dives, the mega-popular Cave, pool sessions for complete beginners and those wanting to try tech or freediving, big headline names like Steve Backshall, Andy Torbet and Monty Halls, photography masterclasses. Basically, everything you’ve come to expect from the UK’s most-interactive and innovative dive show.”
Already purchased tickets? Don’t worry, these will be transferred through Eventbrite. Alternatively, if you can’t make this date, you can request a refund.
We hope that you’ll be able to join us in September, and the plan is to move back to our regular, pre-season February date for the 2022 event. Keep your eyes on www.godivingshow.com for further updates.