In it’s fourth edition, the One Breath Dive Expo is the largest diving, freediving and spearfishing exhibition in the region. Launched in 2014, the expo provides international exhibitors the platform to find distributors and grow their brands regionally.
The event hosts the largest gathering of the free diving and spearfishing community in the Middle East and is also attended by dive business owners from across the region.
From early on day one we were busy meeting and talking with business visitors from within the UAE and from neighboring countries.
We brought retail products to the show to display and sell to visitors and a few hours before the show closed all of our products were sold out. Needless to say the show was a great success for Evolve Diving & Rinse Kit USA and we’ll be taking part in the next edition.
Gulf Marine Sports have been exhibiting at the One Breath Dive Expo since the first edition in 2014. We had very high expectations for this edition and we were not disappointed. This was undoubtedly the best edition of the expo yet. Sales were great over the weekend to divers from across the UAE, neighboring counties such as Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. We also had a few sales to visitors who came late to the show during the event breakdown.
Our experience at the One Breath Dive Expo was excellent! We received the best service we ever experienced from any other event where we have participated.The visitors to the show were definitely from our market and we met plenty of divers in those two days, not to mention several instructors from around the region because of the Underwater Target Shooting and Breath Holding competitions.That was certainly a big highlight of the event! And having us be part of that really made a big impression to visitors.
The expo hosts the International Underwater Target Shooting Championships, an underwater sports tournament that tests a competitor’s ability to accurately use a speargun in a swimming pool while freediving on a breath-hold.
The championships take place in a 22-meter bespoke-built swimming pool and gave visitors the chance to watch competitors keep their nerve to be in with a chance to be crowned the underwater target-shooting king.
Freediving champion Branko Petrovic broke the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater breath-hold at the first edition of the One Breath Exhibition. Watched by a host of dignitaries, including Dr Ahmad Sa’ad Al Sharif, General Secretary, Dubai Sports Council, Petrovic attempted a new world record for holding his breath under water at a special pool at Skydive Dubai on the sidelines of the Spearo Extreme Sports Expo. Petrovic held his breath for an astonishing 11 minutes and 54 seconds to set the new world record.