April 8-11, 2021 the Kremlin area and nearbystreets were wall-to-wall with water people - divers, free divers, spear fishers, yachtsmen, surfers and all those keen on water activities. The splendidGostinyDvor venue, located in the heart of Moscow and built in the 18th century with the Roman Colosseum in mind, has hosted the largest water exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe,the Moscow Dive Show 2021 for the first time this year, becoming a new home for the Show.
During the year we were facingcancellations of dive shows - DEMA, bootDuesseldorf, Salon de la Plongee, EUDI and many others one by one. In November bootDuesseldorf was announced to be postponed and to run in April 2021, but it wasn’t held the new dates either. In this context, people with a keen interest (and sometimes with even some suspicion) were looking after preparations of the Moscow exhibition and had some doubts (reasonable though in current situation) that it would take place in 2021. Yet the exhibition was held with a success, and occurred to be alarge-scale and bright show fulfilled with events: 176 participant companies from 16 countries, 18,000+ visitors, 100+ presentations, conferences, film screenings and special shows on the main stage and in the conference room. Considering existing flight restrictions, Maldives and Egypt were superstars among tourist section. Though we felt so much satisfied seeing many other countriesparticipating in the exhibition, e.g. Cuba, Malaysia, Mexico, Indonesia, Dominica. Russian Dive Centers presented their projects from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan.
One of the most interesting events was the Rebreather Conference, which brought together both largemanufacturers and small individual solutions of the Russian designers.
In the nearest future, we will make analysis of the EXPODAT visitors’ survey results and present the detailed analytics. This week we will also release photos and videos of the events held on the main stage.
We have already started preparations forthe Moscow Dive Show 2022 scheduled to be heldon February 17-20 in Gostiny Dvor exhibition center. Don’t be late to book your booth and buy flight tickets in advance. Thank youand see you in Moscow again!