For the very first time, Sydney International Boat Show welcomes Australia International Dive Expo.

This is a whole new dedicated diving exhibition area in the middle of our Show, in the lower level halls.

There will be plenty to see and do; with equipment trials taking place in the dive pool, an underwater photography exhibition and the opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Leave it to the Dive experts to share with you some pro tips or even set you up for your first ever dive.

A list of Dive Expo Exhibitors will be available before show time. Also, see the Dive Stage Schedules below for Dive industry speakers and topics.

View the Dive Stage Schedule below by day:

THE DIVE STAGE – HALL 3 
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST
10.00 AM Video Screening
11.00 AM Johan Boshoff – finding a living fossil
11.45 AM Jools Farrell – Sea Shepherd Global/Conservation and protection of the oceans
12.30 PM Jayne Jenkins – being creative for conservation
1.15 PM Simone Gerritse – North Sulawesi…the land of smiling people
2.00 PM Steve Johns – Introducing the world’s smallest dive scooter
2.45 PM Yvette Lee – Philippine diving through 7107 islands
3.30 PM Juliette Myers – an experience without equal
4.15 PM Melinda Brown – 12 months on the road
5.00 PM Julie Thonnard – my favourite destination, the Gili Islands / Indonesia’s destinations on a liveaboard
5.45 PM Simon Trippe & Bob “Sharkey” McComb – spearfishing, tradition, culture & values in contemporary Australia
6.30 PM Pascal Lecocq – 40 years of blue paintings of sharks & divers
7.00 PM Video Screening
*Schedule subject to change. Stage will be closed Thursday & Monday. 
THE DIVE STAGE – HALL 3 
SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST
11.00 AM Kel Bradley – dive gear maintenance
11.45 AM Brett Lobwein – Arctic Circle to the Coral Triangle
12.30 PM Gaetano Dario Gargiulo – uses and abuses of the minidome
1.15 PM Matt Carter – exploring the depths of time
2.00 PM Maritime Archaeology and Citizen Science
3.00 PM Simon Trippe & Bob “Sharkey” McComb – spearfishing, tradition, culture & values in contemporary Australia
3.45 PM Michael Aw – pushing the limit, creativity, equipment and techniques
4.30 PM Lisa Mondy – perspective on sharks
5.15 PM Mike Scotland – marine biology of sharks
6.00 PM George Evatt – inspiration from the sea
6.45 PM Aaron Ralph – diving Lord Howe Island
7.30 PM Video Screening
*Schedule subject to change. Stage will be closed Thursday & Monday. 
THE DIVE   STAGE – HALL 3 
SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST
10.00 AM Video Screening
11.00 AM Ash Payn & Jayde Seed – swapping wheelchairs for water
11.45 AM Kel Bradley – dive gear maintenance
12.30 PM Mike Scotland – sea horses, sea dragons and ghost pipe fish
1.15 PM Michael Aw – pushing the limit, creativity, equipment and techniques
2.00 PM Sarah-Jo Lobwin – swap for the sea, stop the sea drowning in plastic
2.40 PM Video Screening
3.00 PM Natural light underwater photography and video
3.45 PM Steve Johns – introducing the world’s smallest dive scooter
4.30 PM Lisa Mondy – persepctive on sharks
5.15 PM Brett Lobwein – an introduction unto underwater photography equipment
6.00 PM Yvette Lee – Philippine diving through the 7107 islands
6.45 PM Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Indonesia
7.30 PM Video Screening
*Schedule subject to change. Stage will be closed Thursday & Monday.