Malaysia

Visitors met with a diversity of exhibitors at the Australia International Dive Expo 2019. These included dive centers, operators and resorts, dive travel agencies, dive equipment manufacturers, dive training agencies, tourism agencies, and a variety of other businesses and organizations in the dive industry.

Australia International Dive Expo 2020 exhibitor registration is now open

Now housed in a new space on Level 4 of the exhibition center, AIDE has a new setup and ambience over the five-day event, including a dive education program with presentations and forums on scientific diving, ocean rescue, dive medicine and women in underwater photography. With over 60,000 divers and boaters visiting the boat show every year, exhibitors enjoy extensive exposure, with ample opportunities to interact with visitors, making sales and reaching new audiences.

Guardian in Lacy Palace, by Chong Wan Yong of Malaysia, First Place, Compact Camera category, Lens Beyond Ocean 2019

Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

Indeed, this year’s prizes worth US$25,000 do not disappoint, comprising dive travel packages to some of the best locations in Asia as well as top-of-the-line dive equipment and underwater camera gear. Judges of this year’s competition include renowned underwater photographers Tobias Friedrich of Germany, Jason Isley of the United Kingdom and Nurul Yazid of Malaysia.

Entry deadline

The deadline to enter is 15 May 2020.

Guardian in Lacy Palace, by Chong Wan Yong of Malaysia, First Place, Compact Camera category, Lens Beyond Ocean 2019

Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

Indeed, this year’s prizes worth US$25,000 do not disappoint, comprising dive travel packages to some of the best locations in Asia as well as top-of-the-line dive equipment and underwater camera gear. Judges of this year’s competition include renowned underwater photographers Tobias Friedrich of Germany, Jason Isley of the United Kingdom and Nurul Yazid of Malaysia.

Entry deadline

The deadline to enter is 15 May 2020.

Malaysia International Dive Expo

Malaysia International Dive Expo 2020 is open for registration

Over the past 15 years, the show has welcomed around 180,000 visitors, with an average of 10,000 visitors each year, of which 90% were divers. Attending industry professionals last year included dive operators, manufacturers, distributors, entrepreneurs and tourism boards, many of whom made use of a new B2B networking platform MIDE created just for them.

Malaysia's Tioman Island

An Eco-friendly Snorkel Guide providing briefing for his customers before a snorkeling trip

Hollywood is attributed with recognizing the natural beauty of Tioman Island in the 1950s as an exotic tropical paradise. Having seen one of the films as a child, it created an impression of a place I would like to visit someday. I never imagined it would set the stage for my first experience of diving in Malaysia. Tioman delivered on an enchanting dream.

Photo courtesy of Hj. Syed Abd Rahman
Text and photos courtesy of Hj. Syed Abd Rahman

Training Disabled Divers in Malaysia

The objective of the program is to build confidence, independence and self-esteem in the lives of children, adults and veterans with disabilities through the sport of scuba diving, scuba therapy and related activities.

The purpose of the program is to provide and support educational scuba diving programs with PADI courses—such as the PADI Seal Team, PADI Junior Open Water and the Open Water Diver course—that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

Malaysia's Pom Pom Island

Emperor shrimp on a Nembrotha Mileri nudibranch

Blessed with some of the richest waters in the world, Borneo’s Pom Pom Island offers some truly memorable macro diving. If you want prolonged, up-close encounters with some crazy macro critters and the chance to photograph the tiniest nudibranchs in the world, Pulau Pom Pom, in remote Sabah, is the place to go!