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DRT Malaysia 2018 - Diving Resort Travel Expo

Diving Resort Travel Malaysia 2018

The Diving Resort Travel Expo Malaysia or DRT Malaysia 2018 is taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 4 February 2018. This is also the first time that the popular regional dive expo is coming to Malaysia. 

Dive operators, tourism boards, dive professionals and dive equipment dealers from locally and internationally will also be present at DRT Malaysia 2018, making this probably the biggest dive expo Malaysia has ever seen. 

The reason for this is that DRT has been around for years, having shows in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Philippines, India, and Singapore.

This time around, Malaysia has been selected as one of the venues for their dive expo as scuba diving in Malaysia has grown quite a bit in the last five years.

DRT Malaysia 2018 Review

Malaysia DRT Show
The scene at a dive expo in Malaysia
Diving Resort Travel is known as the largest diving and resort expo in Asia, with a database of over 90,000 registered members all over Asia.

On average, each of the DRT shows accommodates 1,300 booths and cater to thousands of consumers. 

Catering to scuba diving enthusiasts locally and from around the region, DRT Malaysia promises the latest in all things diving.

Renown speakers from Malaysia and around the region will showcase topics on various subjects ranging from underwater photography to freediving. 

List of Speakers for DRT Malaysia
The list of speakers for DRT Malaysia 2018
The latest underwater equipment from various manufacturers will also be on display, including dive gear, dive apparel, and underwater camera equipment.

This is also a great time for the consumers to get some of the items at promotional prices. 

Hotels and resorts from Malaysia and around the region will be participating to showcase their property and also facilities, which include scuba diving or dive centres.

This allows scuba divers to get first-hand knowledge of the dive resort and possibly make bookings for future dive trips. 

Malaysia DRT Show 2018
Diving at Komodo Island National Park in East Nusa Tenggara
Tourism boards are also one of the highlights as they will be there to promote the diving destinations for the respective countries.

One of them to look out for is Indonesia Tourism, as they have been aggressively promoting diving in Indonesia, namely at diving in Komodo National Park and also Raja Ampat. 

DRT Statistics
Statistics of the DRT Expo
The DRT show in Malaysia is specifically targeted towards existing scuba divers and would-be scuba divers who want to know more about this interesting sport and hobby.

If you have been thinking of doing scuba diving, then this is the dive expo show for you to attend.

There will also be 9 DRT Shows in 2018, which will be held in 9 cities in Asia - Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and India.

DRT Show Malaysia 2018
When: 2-4 February 2018
Where: Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur
Time: 11.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Tickets: RM10.00 
Website: http://www.malaysiadiveexpo.com/

DRT Show Malaysia 2018
Consumers taking advantage of the special offers during a dive expo in Malaysia
As a dive and travel writer, I have been scuba diving since 2008, having visited several places around the region and the world for diving.

My latest dive trip was in September 2017 to Alor Island, Komodo National Park and also Raja Ampat to experience diving at these amazing places.

Honestly speaking, nothing beats going diving at a destination that is hard to get to, and the journey to get there is already an adventure by itself.

I always make it a point to explore the local food and culture apart from just scuba diving.


Hopefully, I will have the chance to attend DRT Malaysia 2018 to meet up with tourism boards, dive operators and dive friends whom I have met over the years.

I believe that this expo will probably be the best scuba diving expo Malaysia has seen to date.

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