Florida Dive Show

Dive Industry Foundation
Gene Muchanski, Executive Director
Florida Dive Show Plans
April 13, 2018


The Dive Industry Foundation Board of Directors has decided to conduct a Florida Dive Show in the near future.  The event will be a Consumer Dive & Adventure Travel Show and a Professional Development Conference for Dive Industry Professionals.  The Dive Industry Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization.  We are all volunteers and do not draw a salary or compensation for our volunteer work.  We are planning a dive show in the state of Florida to benefit the entire diving industry.  Your input and volunteerism is appreciated.

Building a World-Class Event
Some where in Florida
Date TBA: 2020
by Gene Muchanski, Show Producer
Dive Industry Foundation

Possible Convention Centers:

  • Daytona Beach, FL – Ocean Center Convention & Entertainment Center
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward County  Convention Center
  • Miami Beach, FL – Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Orlando, FL – Orange County Convention Center
  • Palm Beach, FL – Palm Beach County Convention Center
  • Tampa, FL – Tampa Convention Center

Show Management:  Executive Director and Show Producer is Gene Muchanski.  Gene is the Executive Director of the Dive Industry Foundation and the Executive Director of the Dive Industry Association.  Gene has been exhibiting at and sponsoring trade and consumer shows since 1980.  His first event as Show Producer was “UCONN Underwater” at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut in 1980.

Sponsors: The Dive Industry Association has agreed to co-sponsor the event with interested dive and travel businesses and organizations.  See list of sponsors at www.diveindustry.org/florida-dive-show/sponsors/


Seminars – Educational & Entertaining:

Seminar Speakers:

Exhibitor Hall:  The exhibit hall has space for xxx Booths.   The Exhibit Hall is open to Attendees on Saturday,  10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Exhibitors:  Exhibitor space is open to Diving Equipment Manufacturers, Jewelry and Apparel Companies, Retail Dive Centers, Training Agencies, Travel Agents and Wholesalers, Resort Destinations, Tourism Bureaus and Tourist Boards, Dive Boat Operators, Dive Clubs, Non-Profit Organizations, Marine Art Dealers and Diving Related Companies.


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