Beneath The Waves: Highlighting Dive MENA And The DIBS Dive Pool

23 Feb, 2024 · 3 min read
DIBS 2024

The Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is about much more than only boats and yachts. It is also the only event of its kind for the UAE and GCC diving communities. This article will provide a short overview of the diving (and related) activities at DIBS 2024, giving a clear view of what dive lovers can expect at the show.


The Dive MENA event at DIBS is a prominent gathering for diving aficionados, where the latest advancements in underwater exploration are on display. Participants can engage with professional divers, marine biologists, and underwater photographers, all sharing their experiences and knowledge. The event emphasises the importance of oceanic conservation and sustainability, presenting innovative solutions and practices that aim to protect our aquatic ecosystems. Dive MENA offers a comprehensive platform for networking, learning, and discovering the newest technologies and techniques in the world of diving.

The Dive Pool

The DIBS Dive Pool offers a family-friendly array of demonstrations and opportunities for attendees to safely immerse themselves in the world of diving. It features an engaging lineup for both diving enthusiasts and newcomers. The schedule boasts interactive sessions such as bubble making and underwater games, alongside practical demonstrations on the nuanced use of diving gear, including techniques for using gear with a single breath and exchanging equipment between divers.

Entertainment at the dive pool includes divers performing underwater, with activities such as dancing and engaging in a series of choreographed movements. These performances provide a unique backdrop for attendees, who can enjoy watching these displays while relaxing and having a coffee. A segment dedicated to exhibitors showcases diving trials for those interested in experiencing scuba diving firsthand, covering everything from initial training to the dive itself. The event rounds off with competitions in equipment assembly and underwater gear-up, highlighting speed and proficiency.

Meet The Speakers

Diving experts from around the world come together at the Dive MENA Expo to show off their knowledge and research about what’s in the deep blue sea.

Hear about marine conservation and tourism, and celebrate 20 years of sea turtle rehabilitation with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project founder Barbara Lang-Lenton. Hear about the history and achievements of the project, which is the first of its kind in the region and running since 2004. We will also hear Fahim Sultan Al Qasimi, an advocate for ocean conservation, to discuss sustainable seafood sourcing.

Other speakers include Nico de Corato, ultra-marathon runner and heli rescue diver; and Toby Gregory, who will speak on the challenges and triumphs of navigating the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Get Your Tickets!

Now that you know what to expect, it’s time to dive into the event itself. DIBS promises an engaging and informative experience for all its visitors, with the Dive Pool positioned strategically within the Food & Beverage area to offer both refreshment and entertainment. The show serves as a beacon for the maritime community, drawing together enthusiasts from across the globe to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the underwater world. This year’s lineup, from the insightful Dive MENA sessions to the interactive dive pool activities, underscores DIBS’s commitment to the diving community. 

With so much to see and do, securing your tickets to DIBS becomes essential for anyone passionate about maritime adventures and underwater exploration.