Event Dates, Details, Tickets & Activities
If you’re into scuba diving and are in the Los Angeles area the first of May, then dive into the 39th annual Scuba Show, which takes place May 6-7 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The Scuba Show features more than 300 exhibitors, diving seminars and the latest scuba diving equipment, cooking demos and a free Saturday night party open to anyone – would this be a “dive bar!?” – at the Hyatt Regency.
The show will have themed photo areas where people use costumes and props for photo ops; photos shared on social media will be entered into opportunity drawings for prizes. And setting a new event record, the Scuba Show is giving away more than $43,000 in door prizes, including scuba gear, trips and accessories.
The popular interactive community paint project is returning and will be accompanied by a new collaborative art design led by guest artist Ava Neal. Ava, a “Zentangle” artist and adult coloring book author, will present a giant ocean-inspired coloring page for attendees to bring to life together.
Any squids who want to try scuba diving can do so at the heated “try-diving pool” staffed by trained professionals. In addition, the Scuba Show will feature a 19-ft. video wall with a live feed from the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Catalina exhibit.
Prominent Women Divers Hall of Fame member and Emmy-Award winning cinematographer and joint recipient of this year’s California Scuba Service Award Michelle Hall will be present at a booth in the exhibitors hall for meet-and-greets. She is the 2017 recipient of the award alongside her husband Howard Hall.
2017 Scuba Show Fast Facts:
Dates: May 6-7
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
Address: 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
Tickets: Single Day $12 (exhibition hall) to $32 (exhibition hall plus seminars). Two-Day: $62.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Sunday.
Website & Tickets: scubashow.com