Tacoma Dive Show

Building a World-Class Event
in Tacoma, Washington
April 20-22, 2018
by Gene Muchanski, Show Manager
Dive Industry Foundation

Show Management:  Executive Director and Show Producer is Rick Stratton.  Rick is the President of the Dive News Network and Publisher of Scuba & H2O Adventure Magazine.  Rick has produced 11 Tacoma Dive Shows, first starting in 2002.   Gene Muchanski is the Show Manager.  Gene is the Executive Director of the Dive Industry Foundation and the Executive Director of the Dive Industry Association.  Gene has been exhibiting 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.

Volunteers

Sponsors

Speakers

Exhibitor Hall:  The exhibit hall has space for 142 Booths.  15 additional booths for non-profits and local dive clubs will be located outside of the Hall in the registration area.  The Exhibit Hall is open to Attendees on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 22, 2018, 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.

Convention Center: Greater Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Restaurants

Airport & Airlines

SEATAC  Airport:  17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 95158.  Phone: 206-787-5388.  The Major airport in Tacoma is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  SeaTac is the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and eight-busiest airport in the United States.  It is a major HUB for Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines.  25 Airlines fly into SeaTec, including; Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Southwest, Spirit, United, Virgin America, & Virgin Atlantic, and more.

Ground Transportation

Host Hotels

  • Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma Marriott