The Great Northern Dive Show
After the success of the Great Northern Dive Show's inaugural outing last year, the team is bringing the event back to Event City in Manchester on 8-9 April 2017.
The centrepiece of the weekend show will again be the world's largest portable dive tank, in which visitors can watch experts showing off their dive skills, or maybe be entranced by the resident mermaids! There will also be a 'beach' to keep the younger members occupied, where after a beach clean-up, there will be a treasure hunt for shark's teeth, and a fashion show featuring the coolest divewear. Let's not even mention mini ponies, Comic-Con characters, stilt-walking crabs and octopus, dinosaurs and even the odd Imperial Stormtrooper.
There will be a smorgasbord of speakers at the show, including Mark Powell, John Kendall, Garry Dallas, and Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown, plus demonstrations, activities and a whole host of exhibitors, featuring manufacturers, tour operators, training agencies, conservation groups, dive centres and clubs.
Tickets are £8 in advance if bought online (www.theticketfactory.com or www.eventbrite.co.uk) or £10 on the door for adults or just £5 for kids. Parking for visitors is free.