boot blogger Bettina Winert took a look around the new diving halls 11 - 13 at boot Düsseldorf 2020 and shows where diving is headed.
The growing, general attention to the topics of climate change, environmental protection and sustainability is also having an effect on diving. On the one hand, there are numerous projects and groups dealing with reef death or plastic waste in the sea, but changes are also noticeable in the behaviour of individual divers: More and more divers are discovering diving areas in Europe as a holiday destination. The advantages are obvious: a relatively short journey and a wide range of cultural diversity on land make these destinations on our continent very attractive - and you dive with a smaller "footprint".
Croatia - a European classic
A great example is Croatia: Here you can find colourful nudibranches, and the famous seahorses are the highlight of many dives. For deep divers there are numerous well-preserved wrecks to dive. But other European destinations are also very trendy. Whether island states like Cyprus and Malta or the classics Spain and Italy. All of these extremely popular holiday destinations offer a diverse underwater world: wrecks, turtles or even sharks, the Mediterranean Sea amazes again and again. What's more, all these countries and regions can be reached by plane in less than three hours.
As an alternative to the Mediterranean, the fascinating lakes and rivers in Alpine republics such as Austria and Switzerland offer a great alternative. Crystal clear mountain lakes and rivers await adventurous divers and snorkelers. You shouldn't be afraid of cold water, but with the right equipment, which can be seen in a wide range in the diving halls of boot Düsseldorf, you can also enjoy our waters and experience unforgettable dives.
Impressions from halls 11 - 13
Asia remains a dream destination for divers
If you are looking for a more distant destination next year, the fantastic dive sites in Asia are always the right choice. Whether Bali or Raja Ampat, these names make every diver's heart beat faster, everything is just right here. That has not changed and will not change. The exuberant nature under water, the exotic landscapes above water and the good food simply leave nothing to be desired. But to keep it that way, we as divers have to develop more awareness, travel and dive responsibly. This will be our main topic for the foreseeable future.
Insider tip Sudan
If you want to keep your flight shorter and still dive outside Europe, I recommend my personal insider tip, which is actually not so secret anymore: Sudan is already known to some divers and is an up-and-coming destination. Here the Red Sea is still intact and there are not so many dive boats around yet. One of the reasons for this is that diving is only done from safari boats. Sudan is therefore only for experienced divers, because for a dive safari you should have completed at least 50 dives. Whoever embarks on this adventure will be enchanted by the diverse underwater world: schools of hammerhead sharks and mantas are not uncommon in Sudan.
Diving at boot Düsseldorf
The DIVE CENTER in Halls 11 & 12 is the meeting point for all divers. Free diving taster sessions are on offer at the diving pool!