In addition to the popular taster dives, the Dive Center offers an almost infinite number of activities - here is a selection!
With more than 400 manufacturers, destinations and distributors in Halls 11 and 12 as well as part of the adjacent Hall 13, boot Düsseldorf is the biggest and most important international diving trade fair in the world. Everyone who is anyone in the industry will be there. Such global players as Aqualung, Cressi or Mares will be presenting their entire product range for both diving beginners and professionals. Scouts from exotic diving hotspots like Micronesia, Palau or Papua New Guinea will be on-site to whet the appetite of diving fans.
Major training providers like Padi, SSI or the Association of German Scuba Divers will be there to give theoretical and practical tips, including assistance when visitors try diving in the Dive Center. Newcomers can, for example, already learn how to communicate underwater and can proudly demonstrate their first “underwater OK”.
The sea is calling
Petros Michelidakis, Director of boot Düsseldorf, is delighted about the strong demand from the industry: “It shows that boot is definitely the international hotspot for diving. Moving into Halls 11 and 12 has been such a good decision for the diving segment at the trade fair that we have even had to create additional space for the destinations in part of the “Travel World” Hall 13 as well.” The presentations of popular and exotic diving regions will inspire divers to plan their next diving expedition: this is where they can take a look at the dramatic “Blue Hole” in Dahab / Egypt, experience the fascinating biodiversity of the Bonaire National Marine Park or discover the underwater world in Oman, with its huge shoals of fish and fantastic rock and coral formations. Divers can find out about countless breathtaking paradises by visiting the diving halls at boot. Anyone who finds exactly what he is looking for can then book his next trip or even expedition directly on-site with the international travel operators and diving hotspots.
Decompression chamber in the Dive Center
A special attraction at boot 2020 is a decompression chamber for diving accident treatment of the company HAUX Lifesupport. Exhibited in a whole container, a HAUX-STARCOM in the Dive Center can be admired by the visitors. The visitors can either inspect the chamber on their own from inside and outside or join one of the two daily guided tours. Every day the highly qualified diving physicians of our partner DAN Europe present the chamber and answer the questions of the fair visitors.
The HAUX-STARCOM offers a maximum of space for the chamber occupants at minimum outer dimensions due to the used flat wall technology. Therefore this chamber is especially suitable for containerisation or the installation in ships, trucks or trailers with limited space. In addition, the STARCOM offers optimum visual contact between the main chamber occupants and the operator thanks to the control panel located at the front of the chamber with its associated viewing window. So: Let's get in!
Fascinating picture worlds
The exhibits at boot are being enhanced at the technical level by the “Water Pixel World” that will be located once again directly in the diving segment in Hall 11. In addition to the latest developments and innovations relating to underwater filming and photography, workshops with community insiders will be playing a major role here from boot 2020 onwards. The pros will be giving tips and demonstrating tricks used in spectacular underwater photography and in handling video cameras and drones. Michelidakis: “As a result, divers will learn how to take pictures and films of their excursions right from the start. I am looking forward very much to this exciting programme and the stunning pictures that we will get to see in the course of it.”