Diving Extravaganza: 2024 DRT SHOW Shanghai Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Magnificence



Diving Resort Travel Expo Shanghai (DRT SHOW Shanghai) is set to take place from March 22 to 24 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Hall 4. With an expanded exhibition area covering 12,000 square metres and over 400 booths, gathering over hundreds international exhibitors. DRT SHOW, the largest professional B2B/B2C dive and travel expo in the Asia-Pacific region, with over a decade of experience in the Asian diving market, has successfully hosted 48 international dive expos. Each year, it serves over 2,500 booths and attracts more than 450,000 professional buyers and visitors from 65 countries and regions globally.

DRT SHOW Shanghai 2024 is honoured to have Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPB), Sabah Tourism Board, and Tourism Fiji to offer visitors rich information about local diving tourism. The event also attracts diving equipment brands, association units, diving training systems, dive shops, diving centres, resorts, liveaboard operators, and conservation organisations from various locations such as China, Taipei, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Palau, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Maldives, Dubai, Japan, Malaysia, Seychelles, and Fiji, enriching the international and diverse aspects of this year’s exhibition.
This exhibition brings together various professional diving education systemsand association units such as PADI, SDI TDI ERDI PFI, PSAI, GUE, CMAS, DIWA, and Guangdong Underwater Association. They provide information on courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, covering scuba diving, technical diving, mermaid, freediving, and more. Many well-known equipment brands, including HUAWEI, Nauticam, AOI, WEEFINE, X-Adventurer, BESTDIVE, Garmin, GULL, Scuba System International, OrcaTorch, DIVE&SAIL, SKYWOODS, Cressi, Seafrogs, Water-Pro, DIVECICA, Leaderfins, SEA&SEA, Saekodive, Kraken Sports, SBART, ARCHON, Nautilus, GearPro, GLOWDIVE, AKUANA, Mini Gear, NAVYFEL, LetonPower, X-Manta, and more, offer visitors the opportunity to purchase their desired diving gear.

In addition, DRT SHOW Shanghai offers a diverse range of activities. Two stages will host nearly forty marine-related seminar by professional speakers, covering topics such as underwater photography, diving tourism, freediving, and diving equipment. The Underwater Photography Challenge (UWPC), co-hosted by EZDIVE Magazine and DRT SHOW, will feature live judging of the top ten works during the exhibition, allowing visitors to participate in the evaluation process of outstanding underwater photography.
To promote the beauty of the underwater world, the expo will once again host the ‘Ocean Stars UW Photo Gallery’, attracting contributions from hundreds of underwater photographers. The selected forty works will be displayed physically and online during the exhibition, accompanied by real-time voting for the Best Popularity Award and Online Popularity Award. Popular photographers will have the chance to win WEEFINE underwater macro lenses and X-Adventurer smart-assist diving fill light photography lamps.
This year’s expo also includes a ‘Ocean Culture Fair’ featuring various handmade brands selling a variety of marine-related cultural and creative items. Additionally, there will be a ‘Ocean Stamps Collection Activity’ where participants, with a ticket in hand, can complete tasks at designated booths to collect stamps and receive limited-edition blind box gift packages. The weekend will conclude with the ‘Lucky Draw,’ providing opportunities to win the latest diving equipment, marine accessories, and other exciting prizes.
As the annual event of the diving world, DRT SHOW Shanghai will be the first to provide the latest market trends and developments, and lead more people to discover the beauty of the underwater world. For more information about DRT SHOW Shanghai, please visit the official website www.drtexpo.com.