Choosing a closed-circuit rebreather will be among topics on the agenda when the TekDeck returns to DIVE 2019, at NEC Birmingham this weekend, for a compelling programme that also features sessions on gas planning, becoming a tech instructor and sidemounts.
And as part of an initiative at DIVE 2019 to champion younger divers, accomplished tech-dive instructor Robert Thomas will be on stage each day with his “Next Generation of Tech” talk.
Designed to appeal not only to the growing body of established tekkies but also qualified leisure divers considering the next step in their evolution, TekDeck has made a big impact at recent Dive Shows.
For DIVE 2019, TekDeck coordinator Mark Powell has lined up an array of technical instructors with long experience, all happy to share their expertise.
The TekDeck stage will be located in the main dive show hall right beside the TekPool (pictured), where instructors from L.P. Diving will be laying on a range of rebreathers and other new tech kit for visitors to try out.
See details of TekDeck speakers, topics and timings here
The UK’s biggest annual event for divers, the DIVE 2019 weekend will feature around 150 companies offering diving gear, holidays and services.
In addition to TekDeck and the TekPool, special attractions include a separate Try-Dive pool, the popular PhotoZone, the British Isles Experience, the Asia-Pacific Showcase and the Caribbean Village.
And for those with training as well as travel in mind, experts from the likes of PADI, BSAC, SSI, SDI and SAA will be offering guiding hands throughout the weekend.
There will also be a free-to-enter draw for all Show visitors to win an Indonesia Dive Holiday worth £8000.
DIVE 2019 opening times are 9.30-6.00 on Saturday 26 October and 9.30-5.00 on Sunday 27 October.
Ticket prices start at just £9.50 per person if booked in advance (a saving of £5 off the on-the-day price of £14.50).
Book DIVE 2019 tickets here
DIVE 2019 is a DIVER Group event in association with Regaldive