Dolf and I represented Aliwal Dive Centre at the Dive Expo this year. Neither of us had done this before and did not know what to expect. Apparently this year the dive show was a lot smaller than it has been in its previous years. The Dive Expo used to be part of or run in conjunction with the National Boat Show, so the break away from the boat show could be negative or positive. Obviously it could be negative because the show no longer has the number of visitors that it used to have, or it could be positive because now only the niche market comes to visit and all efforts are focused onto the right people.
For me the show proved to be very beneficial. It was great to meet people face to face to whom I had previously only spoken to via email or telephone. It was also wonderful to see old faces and remind everyone that we are still going strong. I picked up a new BC at an incredible price; a case of in the right place at the right time (Thank you Hilary).
So to all of you who visited us at our stand, we hope to see you here soon to redeem your vouchers!!