The Shows for Scuba Divers!

Twice a year the diving world gears up for two highlights of the sport's calendar - the London International Dive Show (LIDS) at ExCeL, and the Birmingham Dive Show (DIVE) at the NEC.

Organised for more than 25 years by DIVER, Britain's best-selling diving magazine, each event attracts hundreds of exhibitors offering the latest diving holidays, training courses, and dive gear - on display and to buy - and is visited by thousands of experienced and aspiring divers from the UK, Europe and beyond.

The Dive Shows also deliver an unrivalled programme of free presentations from the world's top diving speakers. And this is combined with popular in-hall features such as the Try Dive Pool, Rebreather Pool, PhotoZone, and New Product Showcase, plus themed Travel and Dive-Training areas.

Coming to ExCeL, London on 11-14 February, the next big date for your diary is LIDS 2016.

If you've been to the London International Dive Show before, you'll know that everything under the sun (and the sea) can be found there. Compare or buy all that "essential" kit you've been hankering after; plan or book dive trips; or meet some of sport diving's biggest names.

Check out this website regularly for all the latest news!

Thursday 11th February - 1:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 12th February - 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 13th February - 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 14th February 2016 - 9:00am-5:00pm


Guest presenters are lining up to appear on the DIVER Stage and Ocean Theatre over the four days of the Show. Some, like TV presenter Andy Torbet, cross over with other spheres of outdoor activity, so even if you miss them on the DIVER Stage you may be able to see them talking in other parts of the hall on the day of your visit.

Special Features

In-hall features at LIDS 2016 will include the Try-Dive Pool, PhotoZone Talks and Gallery, New Products Showcase and Get Started in Scuba Theatre

Exhibitor Seminars

Presentations from some of our speakers and exhibitors will take place at the Ocean Theatre, close to the Try-Dive Pool and entrance to the show, where newcomers to the sport can find out more about what scuba diving has to offer – including exciting training opportunities in the UK and overseas.