DRT SHOW Philippines Returns to Manila in August After a 4-Year Hiatus


After a long wait of 4 years, Diving Resort Travel Expo Philippines (DRT SHOW Philippines) will return to SMX Convention Center from 18-20 August this year!

DRT SHOW, the No.1 brand diving expo in Asia has, since its inception in 2009, strived to promote branding, professionalism and internationalisation, and to provide manufacturers, service providers and brand owners who want to keep abreast of the latest market trends with the opportunity to conduct more exchanges here.

After the downturn of the pandemic and the unsealing of the borders, some exhibitors are finally coming back to the Philippines after years of absence, and many new exhibitors from overseas have been attracted to participate in the event, including dive equipment brands, dive clubs, resorts, tour operators and dive training systems, which makes this year's DRT SHOW Philippines even more international and diversified. In support of original culture, the Ocean Culture Fair brings together a number of handmade brands to display and sell a variety of marine-related artistic works that are a delight to the eyes and ears.

DRT SHOW Philippines is also filled with diverse activities, including the ‘Ocean Stars UW Photo Gallery.’ This attracted more than 50 underwater photographers to submit their work. Selected images will be physically displayed during the show and will be contested for the Best Popular Award, where every visitor can vote to support their favourite underwater photo. Want to get up close and personal with the masters of underwater photography, freediving, technical diving and more? This year, DRT SHOW Philippines is organising more than 20 professional marine seminars on a wide range of topics, from dive destination and diving equipment to scuba diving with disabilities. The speakers will share their personal experiences and open up visitors' diving horizons.

In order to appeal to people to pay attention to the importance of protecting the marine environment, DRT SHOW and local marine conservation organisations are promoting the ‘Be an Ocean Saver’ campaign. This year, DRT SHOW has invited the following organisations: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation and Oceana Philippines, Marine Conservation Philippines, Reef Check Philippines and ABS-CBN Foundation. Visitors are invited to participate in the interactive games prepared by the organisations at their designated booths and, after completing all the levels, they will receive a small gift prepared by the organisers. One of the most awaited activities is the Lucky Draw held during the weekend, where visitors will have the chance to take home a variety of gifts such as the latest dive gear and marine jewellery with the purchase of a ticket!

As the annual event for the diving community, DRT SHOW Philippines will be the first to provide the industry with the latest trends and developments in the market, as well as lead the way for more people to discover the beauty of the underwater world. We warmly invite all ocean lovers to join in the fun. Book your tickets for DRT SHOW Philippines at DRT SHOW's official website now ( and enjoy a 50% discount!