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The Great Northern Dive Show – on the move



After two years at EventCity near the Trafford Centre in Manchester, the Great Northern Dive Show is on the move – to Emirates Old Trafford at Lancashire County Cricket Club. Why the change on location? Organiser Ruth Mort said she likes to keep things fresh and so opted for a new venue. Is chopping and changing a good idea when the event is only in year three? Only time will tell, but as with previous years, there is plenty going on for divers and non-divers alike.

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The 2018 event is on Saturday 17 February (9.30am to 4.30pm) and Sunday 18 February (9.30am to 3.30pm), and tickets are now available – check out Daily tickets are £10 for adults (with a £1.37 admin fee) and £5 for children (with a 98p admin fee).

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Last year it was Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and an over-friendly T-Rex, this time around, showcasing the event are two stars from Games of Thrones – Ross Mullan and Russ O’Hennessy – along with wall-climbing zombies and a surf simulator, and I’d expect all of 2017’s favourites to be making a welcome return as well.

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As well as a selection of exhibition stands, there is also a roll-call of speakers, including Lanny Vogel, Ellen Cuylaerts, Mark Powell, Chantelle Taylor-Newman, Garry Dallas, Ian France, Richard Walker, John Kendall, Claire Dutton, Tracy Timperley, Paul Duxfield and Tim Cutter.

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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