The 28th Annual Scuba Show to Make a Splash in Long Beach

scubashow1Do you consistently daydream of the deep blue sea? Or of your last diving excursion, when you floated beneath the ocean’s surface, surrounded by the flickering light from the sun piercing the watery ceiling with dreamy rays?

Or, perhaps you’ve never fully explored the act of diving, but you’ve always been curious. 

Now would be your chance to learn everything there is to know about scuba diving at the 28th annual Scuba Show at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Deemed “America’s largest consumer scuba expo,” attendees will have the opportunity to personally connect with diving’s passionate community.

Hundreds of diving products and opportunities from around the world will be available to explore, not only for the experienced seafarer, but for those curious minds who want to develop a passion of their own. The Scuba Show is the prime setting to learn about “the magic of diving” and how to become certified.

According to the release, the Scuba Show is expected to entice over 10,000 attendees who will browse, learn and connect in over 76,000 square feet of floor space. Nearly 300 exhibitors have been booked, including experts from around the world, dozens of seminars and classes, cooking demonstrations, interactive art, door prizes, a film festival, a Saturday night party and more.

scubashow2“At the Scuba Show, the major players of the diving industry come together from around the world to interact with you,” said Scuba Show Producer Mark Young, in a statement.

“The bond between the exhibitors and attendees in diving is a shared passion,” he said. “For exhibitors, the lines between work and play get blurred. We are all dealing with nature and adventure on a unique and emotional scale, so the Scuba Show is an ideal place to connect with avid experts and enthusiasts.”

The 2015 Scuba Show will take place on Saturday, June 6, from 10AM to 6PM, and Sunday, June 7, from 10AM to 5PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased online here and will also be sold at the door. One day tickets for the show range from $12 (exhibit hall) to $37 (exhibits plus seminars), and two day passes are $24 and $74. For discounted tickets, purchase online in advance. For more information, visit the Scuba Show website here.

Photos courtesy of the 28th Annual Scuba Show

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.