The 30th annual Scuba Show is returning this May with an array of new entertainment options and exciting activities. In addition to featuring more than 300 exhibitors, dozens of diving seminars and opportunities to browse the best gear, highlights of the Scuba Show include a Saturday night party at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, cooking demos, and more.
Attendees who are interested in giving scuba diving a shot are welcome to try it for free in the Scuba Show’s heated “try-diving pool” – with the help of trained professionals, of course. In addition, the Scuba Show will feature a 19 ft. video wall with a live feed from the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Catalina exhibit. Returning from last year, the Scuba Show will have a new product showcase where exhibitors will display the best and the latest scuba gear and accessories.
For more fun and opportunities to win prizes, the Scuba Show will have themed photo areas where attendees can use costumes and props to take their best and silliest shots to share. Photos shared on social media will be entered into opportunity drawings for prizes at the Scuba Show. And setting a new personal record, the Scuba Show is giving away more than $43,000 in coveted door prizes this year including scuba gear, trips and accessories.
The popular interactive community paint project will be returning to the 2017 Scuba Show and will be accompanied by a new collaborative art design led by guest artist Ava Neal. Ava, a “Zentangle” artist and adult coloring book author, will present a giant ocean-inspired coloring page for attendees to bring to life together.
Prominent Women Divers Hall of Fame member, Emmy-Award winning cinematographer and joint recipient of this year’s California Scuba Service Award Michelle Hall will be present at a booth in the exhibitors hall for meet-and-greets. She is the 2017 recipient of the award alongside her husband Howard Hall.
Other returning favorites include sustainable seafood cooking demonstrations by the Scuba Chef – the aptly named Trevor Cook. In an annual celebration of the spirit and the magic of diving, the Scuba Show is holding its Saturday Night Party at the Hyatt Regency, featuring appetizers, a cash bar, a raffle and silent auction and live entertainment. The event benefits Make-a-Wish Greater Los Angeles, and begins at 6:00 pm following the show. It is free to attend.
The 2017 Scuba Show will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday, May 7, from10 AM to 5 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Discounted tickets are available online at scubashow.com/attendees/tickets and full price tickets will be sold at the door. Single day tickets range from $12 (exhibit hall) to $32 (exhibits plus seminars), and two day passes are $62 (includes exhibit hall and seminars). For more information, please visitwww.scubashow.com.
About Scuba Show
Since 1987, Scuba Show is the largest consumer scuba diving show in the country and the most anticipated diving event of the year. The Scuba Show’s goal is to introduce people to diving and underwater environments, bring together and support the local dive community and to fuel passion, inspiration and love of nature in the strongest market of divers in North America.