Under the Royal Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum and it’s fourth edition, the Middle East Dive & Fish Expo is the largest exhibition of it’s kind in the region and is a platform for diving and fishing enthusiasts as well as professionals and business owners to gather amongst the latest brands and innovations on the market.
Exhibitors and visitors immerse themselves into a world of diving and fishing and surround themselves with other visitors who share the same passion.
The expo hosts the International Underwater Target Shooting Championships, an underwater sports tournament that tests a competitor’s ability to accurately use a speargun in a swimming pool while freediving on a breath-hold.
The championships take place in a 22-meter bespoke-built swimming pool and gave visitors the chance to watch competitors keep their nerve to be in with a chance to be crowned the underwater target-shooting king.
During the 2014 launch edition of the event we broke the previous edition of the Guinness World Record for the Longest Breath Hold Underwater of 11 minutes and 35 seconds held by Stephane Mifsud of France. The athlete and competitive Freediver Branko Petrovic set a new world record of 11 minutes 55 seconds and was subsequently awarded a cheque of 120,000 Dirhams or $30,000 by the exhibition sponsors.
From early on day one we were busy meeting and talking with business visitors from within the UAE and from neighboring countries.
We brought retail products to the show to display and sell to visitors and a few hours before the show closed all of our products were sold out. Needless to say the show was a great success for Evolve Diving & Rinse Kit USA and we’ll be taking part in the next edition.
Gulf Marine Sports have been exhibiting at the One Breath Dive Expo since the first edition in 2014. We had very high expectations for this edition and we were not disappointed. This was undoubtedly the best edition of the expo yet. Sales were great over the weekend to divers from across the UAE, neighboring counties such as Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. We also had a few sales to visitors who came late to the show during the event breakdown.
Our experience at the One Breath Dive Expo was excellent! We received the best service we ever experienced from any other event where we have participated.The visitors to the show were definitely from our market and we met plenty of divers in those two days, not to mention several instructors from around the region because of the Underwater Target Shooting and Breath Holding competitions.That was certainly a big highlight of the event! And having us be part of that really made a big impression to visitors.