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26 FEB - 2 MAR 2019

3.00pm - 9.30pm
DUBAI CANAL, JUMEIRAH

(NEAR DUBAI LADIES CLUB)

DIVE MENA EXPO

DIVE MENA EXPO

Dive-o-holics 

Breathe into a new life with the Dive MENA Expo!

To all the divers out there, our Diving Community is the place you want to beat. Discover the world of diving to experience an event full of fun and smiles. Meet-up with other diving expats from all around the world with different skillsets. Practice your technique and grow together.

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The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

- Jacques Cousteau

DIVE TRACKS

A series of exciting talks led by diving experts and celebrities to cover a complete range of topics for divers and snorkelers. Speakers visiting Dive MENA Expo will be sharing their experience. Be there to witness it live!

Below is a brief introduction on our speakers...

SPEAKERS

ALI KHALIFA BIN THALITH

ALI KHALIFA BIN THALITH

Secretary General of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA).

In Recent times, he gained recognition on an international level as a specialized underwater photographer. In 2014, Bin Thalith was awarded with the International Photographic Council (IPC) Professional Photographer Leadership Award for his career work in the field of photography. As a result, Bin Thalith became the first Emirati and Arab recipient of the prestigious accolade at the IPC Pro Luncheon at the United Nations in New York City.

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IMRAN AHMAD

IMRAN AHMAD

Photographer at Escape Inc, Singapore

Asia’s internationally known underwater photographer. He has been capturing the magnificence of life both, below and above the water’s surface for over 20 years. He is known for his Experimental Photography with light and motion. 

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ERNST VAN DER POLL

ERNST VAN DER POLL

Founder & CEO at Connect Ocean

Ernst van der Poll was born in South Africa and lived most of his life there, next to the ocean, which has helped shape the person he is today. He runs his own PADI Dive Center and swimming academy in the town of Las Catalinas, where he teaches adaptive diving for people with life-changing injuries

CHRISTELLE  HOLLER

CHRISTELLE  HOLLER

Consultant at Tahiti Yacht Consulting

Christelle Holler has worked as a stewardess aboard for a couple of Tahiti based luxury charter yachts travelling to the various islands of French Polynesia. She is an experienced diver and she has been diving French Polynesia extensively over the years.

NICO GHERSINICH

NICO GHERSINICH

Founder of Sea Masters

A passionate about conservation and has been instrumental in help creating support for tagging and conserving sharks in Cocos Island. He worked and supported many productions projects like Blue Planet, Discovery Channel and Disney’s Oceans just to mention a few.

FRANCIS UY

FRANCIS UY

PADI Instructor

Learned SCUBA Diving in Mindanao, Philippines 1998, fell in love with diving and quit his job and opened a small resto bar and while concentrating in the diving business. Has worked with different government agencies in the Philippines, like the Deparment of Tourism and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to promote diving, to document, and to explore new dive sites in CARAGA region. Currently working as Dive Safety Officer, underwater photographer and organizes local and international dive trips specially his beloved country Philippines.

SCHEDULE (all talks take place at DIVE MENA EXPO Tent)

schedule

Diving Club Partners

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Exhibitors

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NEWSROOM

Diving in the Middle East

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10 Tips for Divers!

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Divers saving the ocean

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OPENING TIMES

Tues 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar - 3.00pm - 9.30pm