Guest speakers at the show, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 21/22 October, will include Paul Rose, Rachel Butler, Mark Powell and Andrea Zaferes. And topics will range from exploration dives around two of the world’s most remote islands to a behind-the-scenes view of the BBC’s new Blue Planet series.

Paul Rose will be back at the NEC describing wild dives off the far-flung islands of Tristan da Cunha and Ascension; Producer/Director Rachel Butler will be giving an insight into the BBC TV series no diver will want to miss; Mark Powell will be posing the question “Dive Instructors: Can We Do Better?”; and US-based underwater investigator Andrea Zaferes will be exploring "Ultimate Underwater Movement” and “Drills & Games to Strengthen Your Dive Skills”.

Other must-see DIVER Stage presenters include Sally Cartwright (“Bluebird!”), Shane Wasik (“Basking Sharks”), Jack Perks (“Freshwater Diving in Britain”), Martyn Farr (“The Darkness Beckons”), Rosemary Lunn (“What’s Wrong with UK Diving?”) and Marcus Greatwood ("Extreme-Location Freediving").

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The UK's biggest and most popular event for divers, DIVE 2017 will feature around 200 companies offering diving gear, holidays, training and services.

There will also be many special attractions. These include the TekDeck, two in-hall diving pools, 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, SAA and IANTD will be offering guiding hands throughout the weekend.

There will also be a free-to-enter draw for all Show visitors to win a Triple-Hotspot Indonesia dive tour worth £7000.

DIVE 2017 opening times are 9.30-6.00 on Saturday 21 October and 9.30-5.00 on Sunday 22 October.

Tickets cost just £9.50 per person if booked in advance (a saving of £5 off the on-the-day price of £14.50).

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DIVE 2017 is a DIVER Group event in association with Dive Safari Asia.