MANILA — Divers and dive enthusiasts, time to gear up as the Department of Tourism (DOT) brings back the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX), the country’s biggest platform to highlight and promote the dive industry, from August 19 to 21, 2022, at the SMX Convention Centre, Pasay, Manila.
On its third year, PHIDEX 2022 amplifies the importance of conservation, community, and convergence in the diving industry with the theme “Back into the Blue: One with the Sea”.
PHIDEX 2022 sends out the strong message that the Philippines is ready to welcome dive tourists from all over the globe, gathering local and international dive industry experts, dive tour operators, and partner businesses to share their ideas and experiences.
PHIDEX is the only dive show in the world that combines in one event a Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), a business-to-business (B2B) meeting program for local and international dive operators, dive conference and seminars, and familiarization tours to top and emerging Philippine dive destinations. Exhibition booths will showcase dive resorts and centers in different destinations, as well as top-rated dive gear and equipment.
In the conference, participants will also have a chance to learn about new dive destinations, product updates from key dive destinations, as well as up-to-date underwater photography gear. International dive operators will also get to inspect and assess top and emerging dive destinations such as Anilao, Bohol, Camiguin, Coron, Dumaguete, Malapascua, Moalboal, Puerto Galera, Southern Leyte, and Ticao Island through familiarization tours.
At least 100 local and international dive buyers and media from the Philippines, US, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Korea, Japan, Australia, Israel, Thailand and Singapore, are expected to attend the expo. Meanwhile, activities such as Dive TRAVEX and Dive Conference will be accessible online for participants unable to attend due to international border restrictions.
This event is also made possible by the participation of event partners Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Divers Alert Network (DAN) World, Garmin, Scuba Studio, and Scuba School International (SSI) – Mares; as well as media partners Asian Diver, Scuba Diver Australasia, Underwater360 Asia, Wetpixel, and Great Travel.
What are you waiting for? With over 30 distinguished local and international speakers specialising in underwater photography, diving and marine conservation and diversity, PHIDEX 2022 is a must-attend event to learn, discover and be creatively inspired!
Registration as consumer and trade visitors and exhibition booth reservation will open on June 24, 2022 through register.phidex.asia/. For more information regarding the PHIDEX activities, follow Dive Philippines on Facebook (facebook.com/DOTdivephilippines) and Instagram (instagram.com/dotdivephilippines/) or email the PHIDEX Organizing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.