***Rooms sold out at Dive Ireland venue***

All rooms are now sold out at the Abbey Court Hotel, where Dive Ireland International Expo is taking place on March 2nd & 3rd.

A limited number of self-catering lodges are available on the hotel grounds, and these offer a range of three-bedroom, five-bedroom and eight-bedroom options. These high-quality lodges would be a particularly good option for groups or clubs attending the show.

For further information, click the photo to get to the relevant section on the hotel website.

Interest in this year’s Dive Show is indeed continuing to build, with 30% more exhibition stand space than in 2015, when Lough Derg SAC last hosted the show. Coupled with the large lineup of very interesting speakers covering an expansive range of diving and natured-related topics, a raffle with some truly wonderful prizes up for grabs, and such exciting new additions as the PADI Member Forums, Dive Ireland International Expo 2019 really is shaping to be a bumper Dive Show!

 

 

Asthma Society and Diabetes Ireland to attend the show

Both the Asthma Society of Ireland and Diabetes Ireland will be represented at Dive Ireland International Expo in March 2019.

The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) is the national charity dedicated to empowering Ireland’s 470,000 people with asthma to take control of their asthma by providing them and their families with information, education, services and support. They are focused on representing people with asthma and working to improve their health outcomes.

Since 1967 Diabetes Ireland has been the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. It achieves this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes.

IUC Medical Officer Richard O’Regan has been working hard with these organisations and the UKDMC with regards to medical fitness to dive practices for the IUC. If you have any queries about asthma or diabetes, please come and have a chat at the Dive Ireland International Expo 2019.

 

 

International award for Dive Ireland speaker 

Dive Ireland 2019 speaker Ken O’Sullivan’s awe-inspiring documentary ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ has just won the Ocean Conservation Award at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival in Hawaii.

Expressing his gratitude on Facebook, Ken noted that the award is named in honour of the late Rob Stewart, “one of the great ocean conservation advocates”. That “really just has me emotional,” Ken commented.
“A garland of Irish gratitude to our ocean brethren across the waters in Hawaii.”

Ken finished shooting and presenting the widely-acclaimed ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ for RTÉ last year. The ambitious natural history project explored Ireland’s deep Atlantic for the first time in any TV production.

Presented each January, the Waimea Ocean Film Festival involves a stellar line-up of exceptional films, filmmakers, speakers, stories, athletes, scientists, artists and culturalists. The festival was launched in 2011 with a mission “to bring a greater understanding of the ocean environment and island culture, plus build awareness that everything we do on land affects the sea, including the people whose livelihood and subsistence depends on the health of the ocean environment.”

Ken O’Sullivan established Sea Fever Productions (www.SeaFeverProductions.com)
 in 2006 with his wife and film-making partner Katrina Costello to produce creative and natural history documentary films in Ireland.

A captivating speaker who is passionate about his work, Ken is coming to the Dive Show to share some of his many experiences as a documentary filmmaker, cameraman and ocean conservationist.

 

 

 

 

PADI attending Dive Ireland International Expo 2019

 

Two Member Forums and General Member Support

PADI is proud to be attending the upcoming Dive Ireland International Expo.

During the event PADI, will be holding two Member Forums and general Member support for all attending.

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s leading scuba diver training organisation. With more than 6,500 PADI Dive Centres and Resorts, and more than 135,000 individual PADI Professionals who have issued more than 25 million certifications around the world, you’ll find PADI diver courses and scuba diving services nearly everywhere.

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.

PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and scuba diving adventures possible while maintaining the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service. PADI’s ‘Four Es Philosophy’ is that the dive lifestyle requires four elements:

* Education: Beyond simply learning to scuba dive, you expand your capabilities as a diver through continued education. PADI’s full range of diver courses introduces you to new underwater activities and can even help you make a career move to become a PADI Professional.

* Experience: PADI dive shops offer a variety of experiences from local dive tours to exotic dive travel. Diving is a social activity and, by affiliating with a PADI Dive Centre or Resort, you can explore dive sites nearby or visit vacation destinations around the world with others who share your interests.

* Equipment: Scuba gear makes diving possible. The best place to learn about all the fun gadgets and new scuba equipment available to you is at your local PADI Dive Centre or Resort.

* Environmental conservation: A healthy underwater environment is essential to good diving and divers are great advocates for protecting our water resources. Throughout PADI courses, divers learn the importance of protecting fragile aquatic ecosystems and are encouraged to become involved in local and global conservation efforts. For more than two decades, PADI has partnered with Project AWARE® – a global nonprofit organisation dedicated to protecting our ocean planet – one dive at a time.

PADI’s commitment to be a force for good is shown within our Pillars of Change℠ – Ocean Health, Marine Animal Protection, People & Community and Healing & Wellness.

Committed to safety through leading-edge diver education, PADI changes lives in deep and meaningful ways, uniting diver voices to speak for those that cannot – the fragile, threatened inhabitants of our oceans. Over time, this commitment has become an integral part of the PADI corporate ethos. To be the best in the world, we all must be the best for the world by protecting the ocean planet we love.

 

 

Digren Energy sponsors the CFT room

 

Digren Energy has joined as a sponsor of the Dive Show and will be sponsoring the room where CFT’s conferences take place over the weekend.

Digren Energy is an energy management consultancy working with large energy users (commercial and local authority) in Ireland and the UK.  They deal with all aspects of energy management from purchasing strategies, risk management to consumption reduction projects including CHP, PV, storage solutions and self generation.

Click on the logo to visit their website.

The Digren Energy Room at Dive Ireland 2019 will host the CFT meetings, including the AGM, Diving Officer/Training Officer and Search & Recovery conferences.

 

 

 

NEW SCUBAPRO GEAR AT THE SHOW

Scubapro will be exhibiting their new K2 range of drysuit undergarments, as well as new lights for divers at this year’s Expo in Nenagh.

SCUBAPRO Undergarments K2 – Light, Medium, Extreme

K2 EXTREME

The undergarments of choice for drysuit diving, the new K2 line keeps you warm while diving dry. Sporting a modern eye-catching design, these undergarments are available in three levels of thickness to suit a variety of thermal warmth requirements. They are compatible with all kinds of drysuits.

 

  • Dual fleece material
  • Maximum thermal protection
  • Compatible with trilaminate drysuits
  • Steamer design with compression protection padding on shoulders, chest, knees
  • Storage pockets with zippers
  • Elastic wrist loops and heel straps
  • Men’s model features a front double slider zipper
    Holes on legs can be adapted to Pee-valves
  • MSRP 259,- €

K2 MEDIUM

  • Light Grid plush material
  • Warm and stretchy
  • Compatible with neoprene or trilaminate drysuits
  • Pants and long sleeve tops with side and chest pockets
  • Includes elastic wrist loops on tops and heel straps on pants
  • Unisex (black/white) sizes
  • MSRP 135,- €

K2 LIGHT

  • Warm and stretchy
  • Compatible with neoprene or trilaminate drysuits
  • Pants and long sleeve tops with side and chest pockets
  • Includes elastic wrist loops on tops and heel straps on pants
  • Available in Men (Black/White) and Women Sizes (Black/Caribbean)
  • MSRP 50,- €

 

Light up your dive – the new lights, 2019

 

 

NOVA 250 – new

 The new Nova 250 is versatile dive light that can be stored in the smallest BCD pocket. It offers three modes: 100% power, 50% power and Flash, plus is equipped with an over- pressure valve to release battery off-gassing, making it the safest small light on the market. Delivering 250 lumens of illumination, the Nova 250 is powered by one CR123A battery (rechargeable or disposable). The CR123A disposable battery features a shelf life of up to 10 years so you don’t have to worry about it if it stays in your BCD pocket over the winter.

 

  • Rugged matte black, blue accents aluminum body offers a stealthy “tech” look
  • Equipped with a Cree XPG LED
  • CCT (correlated color temperature): 4500ºK
  • 250 lumen illumination
  • 2700 lux @1m
  • Burn time: up to 5 hours
  • Three modes: 100% power, 50% power and Flash
  • New push-button switch on the end of the light is easy to activate when wearing gloves
  • Extended light head shroud prevents the light beam from blinding other divers
  • Double O-ring seals ensure watertight integrity
  • Powered by a CR123A battery (not included)
  • Over-pressure valve releases battery off-gassing
  • A depth rating of 150m ensures worry-free lighting in virtually all diving conditions
  • Measures 100mm x 26mm
  • Weight (including batteries): 70g
  • MSRP 69,- €

NOVA 850 / 850 WIDE / 850R / 850R WIDE – new

 The Nova 850 delivers intense illumination, ideal for lighting up the dark spaces and bringing out the vibrant colors on night dives as well as day dives. It is machined from heavy-duty aluminum so is both lightweight and built to last. It’s also easy to use. A 50% mode allows you to increase burn time if you don’t need the full power. For divers looking to brighten their dives, the Nova 850 is the perfect choice.

  • Rugged matte black, blue accents aluminum body offers a stealthy “tech” look while providing lightweight long-term durability
  • Equipped with a Cree XPL LED
  • 850 lumen illumination / 15,000 lux @1m
  • Double O-ring seals ensure watertight integrity
  • Push-button switch on the end of the light is easy to activate, even when wearing gloves
  • Extended light head shroud prevents the light beam from blinding other divers
  • Over-pressure valve releases battery off-gassing – a safety feature not normally found on dive lights at this price point
  • A depth rating of 150m ensures worry-free lighting in virtually all diving conditions.
  • Burn time: up to 2 hours on full power
  • Available as spot version (NOVA 850) with 8° light beam or WIDE version (NOVA 850 WIDE) with 80° beam angle (lower lux)
  • Nova 850 and 850 W can be powered with three disposable or rechargeable C-type batteries (not included)
  • Nova 850R and 850R WIDE is powered by one Xtar Battery 18650
  • Packaged in a reusable semi soft box
  • Measures

Nova 850: 253 x 45 mm

Nova 850 WIDE: 246 x 45 mm

Nova 850R: 161 x 45 mm

Nova 850R WIDE: 153 x 45 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas and New Year to all. Thanks to everyone concerned for your engagement and support. See you at the Dive Show in Nenagh in March 2019!

 

EXPLORING THE FAMED MUSEO ATLÁNTICO WITH RUBICON DIVING

Rubicon Diving offers a unique and unforgettable under­water experience: The Museo Atlántico of Lanzarote.

You can try scuba diving in the morning (approximately 3 hours); under the guidance of a competent, well-trained SSI lnstructor, you will learn the required skills and become confident with the equipment you’re using during your first underwater adventure.

Dive to Museo Atlántico in the afternoon (approximately 2 hours). The same instructor will lead you for a recreational boat dive in the most famous and unique dive site of Lanzarote, the Museo Atlántico.

lf you are a non-diver and prefer to do an alternative activity while your family or friends go diving, you can go snorkeling with a guide safely on the surface.

Rubicon Diving of Lanzarote will be among the exhibitors coming to Nenagh for Dive Ireland 2019. Click on the link below to find out more about the wide range of diving options on offer.

 

Rubicon Diving Quick guide

 

 

SPONSORING ROOMS AT THE DIVE SHOW

We’re offering the opportunity to sponsor rooms at Dive Ireland International Expo 2019.

 

There are three exhibition areas as well as several rooms where meetings and talks will be taking place over the course of the weekend.

 

Businesses are being given the chance to sponsor any of these rooms and display their name and logo at the room for the weekend. There may also be the opportunity to display merchandise in the speaker/meeting rooms.

 

We have a strong lineup of speakers and exhibitors for the 2019 show, further details of which will be announced over the coming weeks.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring an exhibition area or room at the dive show, please contact us: info@diveireland.ie

 

Dive Ireland International Expo 2019 takes place at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, on Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd.

 

 

 

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

Exhibitors, please note that full payment for trade stands is required before December 1st to enable coverage in Subsea magazine, Ireland’s only diving magazine.

 

There are a limited number of trade stand spaces still available at next year’s show. If you are interested in taking a stand at Dive Ireland 2019, please don’t hesitate in contacting us at info@diveireland.ie

 

 

 

 

Roots Red Sea exhibition at the dive show

 

 

Roots Red Sea will be promoting their Open Ocean project and ‘My Big Blue’ liveabord at Dive Ireland International Expo 2019.

ROOTS RED SEA

Brand profile: Roots Red Sea is the Red Sea’s most unique dive resort, nestling into a back drop of the mountains and providing direct access to the pristine reefs miles from anywhere.

TripAdvisor granted Roots ‘Hall of Fame’ status after 5 successive years of receiving their top awards based on excellent client reviews.

The resort is described by guests as the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the better-known operators and daily boat diving. Looking for something different? Roots is the place; you will never look back.

See more at www.rootsredsea.com

MY BIG BLUE

Brand Profile: Not all liveaboards are the same! Big Blue safaris are tailored to suit the clients – no rigid itineraries, no crowded dive sites, just great service, great diving and a quality boat. Simples!

Talk to Big Blue before you book your liveaboard in the Red Sea.

See more at www.mybigblue.com

OPEN OCEAN SCIENCE CENTRES

Brand Profile: For Universities, Researchers, Interns, Schools, Divers, Volunteers and Conservationists, OOSC are a unique resource centre with myriads of opportunities. Volunteering at Open Ocean Science Centres provides an ideal opportunity to get involved in many aspects of Environmental Conservation and Marine Biology Citizen Science. Divers and non-divers are welcome to join the programme.

See more at www.openoceanproject.org

Roots Red Sea is managed by British-owned and run Pharaoh Dive Club, which offers spectacular Red Sea diving for divers who want to enjoy their dives at their own pace, without crowds and with freedom to explore. Pharaoh Dive Club have built their exceptional reputation with the totally relaxed approach to safe diving. It’s your holiday – you do what you want to, when you want to, all under the safe, watchful eye of the Pharaoh team.

www.pharaohdiveclub.com

 

 

 

 

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SPONSORING ROOMS AT THE DIVE SHOW

 

We’re offering the opportunity to sponsor rooms at Dive Ireland International Expo 2019.

 

There are three exhibition areas as well as several rooms where meetings and talks will be taking place over the course of the weekend.

 

Businesses are being given the chance to sponsor any of these rooms and display their name and logo at the room for the weekend. There may also be the opportunity to display merchandise in the speaker/meeting rooms.

 

We have a strong lineup of speakers and exhibitors for the 2019 show, further details of which will be announced over the coming weeks.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring an exhibition area or room at the dive show, please contact us: info@diveireland.ie

 

Dive Ireland International Expo 2019 takes place at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, on Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd.