The Malaysia International Dive Exhibition or MIDE 2013 is back again and held at the PWTC in Kuala Lumpur from the 9 to 11 July. This is also the largest scuba related event in the region where various organizations and businesses from Malaysia and around the region will participate in this event which attracts mostly divers and those interested in this sport. MIDE is also in its 8th year now therefore you can expect a lot of exhibitors and participants this year.
Another important item for scuba divers are the dive computers or dive coms as it is usually called. Over the years, many brands have been in the market where some of them have been recommended by dive masters and friends. For me, I have always been a Suunto user as I own a Suunto Adventurer watch and also a Suunto D6i Dive Com. Over at Scubaholics Anonymous, you can find a range of the latest Suunto Dive Computers at very reasonable prices too.
Did you know that there are also some new and interesting dive comps which now come with LCD color display? Yes, LiquiVision is one of the brands that have been in the market over the last 12 months and now seem to be getting popular.
Diving Courses are also available from a number of dive schools who participate here at MIDE. Sometimes they even offer prices which are below the market rate but on a professional level, I would recommend that you do your homework before committing to cheap dive courses as sometimes due to volume, certain standards are not met and this can cost your life. When people sell under market prices, they are usually desperate for the business and lose focus on the principles of safety and so on.
With this, I am just giving you a heads up to this sport; it is not the cheap price that is important but the level of professionalism and safety procedures that can save your life. Who said diving is a cheap sport anyway?
Finally, those attending the Malaysia International Dive Expo 2013 take your time, visit all the booths before making your decision. As for me the writer, I will always attend this dive expo to learn and observe the changing trends and so on for the sport and industry so I can share the info with everyone.
For those wanting some of the latest dive equipment in Malaysia, you can check out Explorer Lifestyle, an online lifestyle dive shop. They carry the Oxycheq BCD, Suunto Dive Computers, Dive Rite BCD's and many other equipment.
For those who have been to the Dive Expo here in Malaysia, you would most probably be looking for new upgrades for your equipment or simply to catch up with friends and new information. For the first timers, be prepared for a whole expo filled with dive related items and information. Some will go early on Friday to grab some of the limited items while others will usually wait for the weekend.
Adult - RM3
Under 17 yrs old - Free Admission
For Visitors -
5th July - 7th July
10am - 7pm (All Visitors)
5th July - 7th July
Between 10am - 2pm (Open to all Trade Visitors)
Trade Lounge (Hall 3)
MIDE Opening Ceremony:
Level 3, Hall 3, Main Stage, Putra World Trade Centre
5th July 2013 at 3pm