11 January 2006

New Dive Show: Go Diving! 2006

Diving's newest show returns this year with a whole host of new features, including a major underwater imaging festival. Go Diving! 2006 will run alongside the Ordnance Survey Outdoors show at the Birmingham NEC between 17 and 19 March, with special offers available for DIVE readers.

There is a host of prizes for the winning images in the all-new British Underwater Image Festival. Camera manufacturer Canon, which is sponsoring the festival, is supplying £2,000 worth of camera equipment for winners in the stills Open Category.

Winning images will be displayed in an exhibition at The Deep aquarium in Hull for several weeks following the show. Later in the year, the winner of the Young Category will be given the chance to display 20 of their images in a 'one-person show'. The deadline is 31 January 2006, see www.divemagazine.co.uk/buif for full details and entry conditions.

A number of guest speakers have been lined up to present on a range of subjects. Leading British cave diver and freelance film-maker, Gavin Newman, will give a behind-the-scenes view about filming his documentary on the work of environmental group Greenpeace.

Marine expert Helmut Debelius, author of the Red Sea Reef Guide, will be signing his new book World Atlas of Marine Fishes. Debelius will also be speaking about the work involved in creating the book, which features 4,200 species and 6,200 photographs of marine creatures from all over the world.

Major diving equipment manufacturers and dealers will be on hand, together with leading diving holiday operators. Visitors new to the sport can give scuba a go in the try-dive pool, where instructors will organise their first underwater experience. The show will also feature the final of the Under Pressure diving quiz compered, by diving newsman and underwater cameraman John McIntrye.

Alongside the Go Diving! Show section, there will also be halls given over to other outdoor activities, such as kayaking, mountaineering and mountain-biking.

Tickets are £14 at the door, but DIVE readers can buy two tickets at a cost of only £18 if they buy the tickets before 16 February 2006. To take advantage of this offer, phone 0870 010 9086 and quote DM3 or visit http://www.theoutdoorsshow.co.uk. Children’s tickets cost £8 each.

Source: www.divemagazine.co.uk/news


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