Infotainment program attracts with big names and themed events!
High quality videos and emotional and exciting presentations by stars from the diving scene fascinate visitors to the Dive Center stage as much as the presentation of the hottest travel and diving destinations by the exhibitors. From ice diving in Lake Baikal to the colourful underwater world of French Polynesia, the best and most beautiful areas in the world will be represented on stage in the Dive Center, and of course the speakers will highlight the latest products. A visit to the Dive Center is always worthwhile. We would especially like to draw your attention to the following special guests and invite you to experience them live on stage:
Florian Fischer - Behind the Mask
Florian Fischer is an award-winning underwater filmmaker, drone pilot and marketing expert. He is the mastermind of 'Behind the Mask', a group of creative sea lovers who produce compelling and moving stories on all topics related to the sea and its fascination. Florian Fischer was honored with the "Person of the Year 2017" award by Europe's largest diving magazine and won the prestigious New York City Drone Film Festival three times in a row. Florian Fischer will be a daily guest on stage at the Dive Center at boot 2019 and will cast a spell over the audience.
Freediver and Mares ambassador Fred Buyle
Ever since his childhood, Fred Buyle has been in close contact with the sea, as his family spends several months a year on a sailboat. After many years of practice, he became a diving instructor and began free diving in 1991. In 1995 he sets his first world record and decides to dedicate his life to free diving. Between 1997 and 2000 he achieved three more world records. In 1999 Frederic broke the mythical barrier of 100 meters with one breath as the eighth man.
For many years he has been involved in nature conservation and environmental issues and works with marine biologists to support them in their field work. He uses his freediving skills to approach the animals and perform tasks such as acoustic and satellite marking or DNA sampling. Fred has worked with international teams to provide them with his practical knowledge and extensive experience in large marine animals. Take a deep breath and join Fred Buyle at the Dive Center stage.
Fred Buyle live on Stage: January 23rd at 15:30, January 24th at 12:40, January 25th at 14:20, January 26th at 14:10 and January 27th at 16:00.
Pierre-Yves Cousteau, son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who died in 1997, is the founder and CEO of Cousteau Divers. His mission is to keep his father's legacy alive and to make every diver an agent for the exploration and conservation of the oceans. The scientist and diver shares his passion and knowledge of the world's oceans and their amazing beauty in captivating talks with the audience at boot Düsseldorf's Dive Center.
Pierre-Yves Cousteau live on Stage: 21.1. at 13:40, 22.1. at 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00
More guests at the Dive Center
Other exciting talks on destinations, marine life, developments in the diving market and efforts to protect the oceans will be presented to visitors by Cressi Ambassador Roberto Ochoa He, freediver Guillaume Nery, freediver and filmmaker Julie Gautier, BBC wildlife videographer Nuno Sá and wildlife videographer Joe Bunni, to name but a few.