The Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) is now underway at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. It is being held from 19 to 21 August and it features lots of talks by eminent underwater photographers, including Alex Mustard, Gutsy Tuason, Tom St. George, Bo Mancao, Tobia Friedrich, Rafael Caballero, Jerome Kim, Renee Capozolla, Ram Yoro, Mike Bartick, and Adam Hanlon.
Into the blue and back on centerstage
DOT brings back PHIDEX 2022 Dive Expo
MANILA – Divers and dive enthusiasts, time to gear up as the Department of Tourism (DOT) brings back the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX), the country’s biggest platform to highlight and promote the dive industry, from August 19 to 21, 2022, at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Manila.
In its third year, PHIDEX 2022 amplifies the importance of conservation, community, and convergence in the diving industry with the theme “Back into the Blue: One with the Sea”.
PHIDEX 2022 sends out the strong message that the Philippines is ready to welcome dive tourists from all over the globe, gathering local and international dive industry experts, dive tour operators, and partner businesses to share their ideas and experiences.
PHIDEX is the only dive show in the world that combines in one event a Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), a business-to-business (B2B) meeting program for local and international dive operators, dive conferences and seminars, and familiarization tours to the top and emerging Philippine dive destinations. Exhibition booths will showcase dive resorts and centers in different destinations, as well as top-rated dive gear and equipment.
At the conference, participants will also have a chance to learn about new dive destinations, product updates from key dive destinations, as well as up-to-date underwater photography gear. International dive operators will also get to inspect and assess top and emerging dive destinations such as Anilao, Bohol, Camiguin, Coron, Dumaguete, Malapascua, Moalboal, Puerto Galera, Southern Leyte, and Ticao Island through familiarization tours.
At least 100 local and international dive buyers and media from the Philippines, US, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Korea, Japan, Australia, Israel, Thailand, and Singapore, are expected to attend the expo. Meanwhile, activities such as Dive TRAVEX and Dive Conference will be accessible online for participants unable to attend due to international border restrictions.
For the Dive Conference, divers, underwater photographers, and marine conservationists will grace the expo stage. Diving knowledge abound as speakers from the Philippines, the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Indonesia, and Germany come together to talk about their respective fields.
This event is also made possible by the participation of event partners Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Divers Alert Network (DAN) World, Garmin, Scuba Studio, and Scuba School International (SSI) - Mares; as well as media partners Asian Diver, Scuba Diver Australasia, Underwater360 Asia, Wetpixel, and Great Travel.
Aside from PHIDEX, DOT has mapped out programs and activities in line with the administration’s goal of propelling the tourism industry to its pre-pandemic vitality through sustainability and conservation.
Registration as consumer and trade visitors and exhibition booth reservation will open on June 24, 2022 through https://register.phidex.asia/. For more information regarding the PHIDEX activities, follow Dive Philippines on Facebook and Instagram or email the PHIDEX Organizing Committee.