Malaysia International Dive Expo 2023 (MIDE2023)

MIDE 2023

This year, the Malaysia International Dive Expo 2023 (MIDE2023) will take place at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur.

The 17th edition of the Scuba Diving Expo is scheduled for 26 to 28 May 2023 and will occupy Hall 6 at Level 2 of the new venue, MITEC. It was previously held at PWTC or World Trade Centre.

Malaysia International Dive Expo 2023

This is the largest dive expo in Malaysia for first-timers attending, and the event is bigger than in previous years. Still, it will also cater for the space needed to feature the latest products and services from local and international exhibitors from 14 countries.

For the regulars, MIDE2023 has a new venue, and you can expect it to be the most well-attended event in Malaysia. The scuba diving event is well-reputed for its trademark resilience and a wide variety of top dive gear suppliers and international diving packages.

Malaysia MIDE 2023
MIDE 2023 Poster.

Malaysia Dive Expo 2023
Dive equipment vendors are plenty at MIDE.

MIDE 2023 expo will feature more than 172 companies from Malaysia and internationally, with visitors from Australia, Brunei, China, Denmark, Estonia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

At the dive expo, the visit will see and experience the latest and greatest in scuba-diving-related products and services, new lines including sailing expeditions and various watersports.

Dive Talk MIDE
A speaker shares her favourite diving photos at MIDE.

MIDE's founder and organiser, Ms Ness Puvanes, said the dive industry is resilient, having bounced back since 2021. Since then, the dive industry has enjoyed more interest, with the community growing. She added that the demand for boating and watersports has never been stronger.

Ms Ness also shared that this year is breaking records with the number of exhibitors – there will be 220 booths set up for the expo.

Dive Expo 2023 Malaysia
Lucky draw presentation at MIDE.

MIDE 2023 New Exhibitors

This year, the MIDE 2023 will be welcoming 69 new exhibitors, including major associations such as;

  • Malaysian Sub-Aqua
  • Malaysian Underwater Hockey Association
  • Eco District Association
  • Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)

More and more manufacturers and distributors of sailboats, dive boats, car topper boats, rescue boats & kayaks at the show have also widened the interests of water enthusiasts visiting the expo.

Speakers at MIDE 2023
Some of the speakers for MIDE 2023.

What To Expect at MIDE?

Malaysia Airline Flight Discounts - MAS is the official airline partner for MIDE 2023 and offers visitors travelling to KL for the expo a 20% discount on their flights booked by 26 May. The promo code MHMIDE20 must be applied when booking flights through the MAS website.

Dive Safety Partner - DAN World is MIDE's official Diving Safety Partner. DAN World offers not only diving accident coverage for divers but is committed to helping enhance diving safety in Malaysia

Staying Connected - Themed "Let's Stay Connected to the Ocean", this year, a major focus will be ongoing conservation efforts to keep the oceans healthy. NPOs will create SOPs for Dive Centres and educate the community on single-use plastic and pollution, the impacts of climate change on the ocean, protected marine life and many more projects.

Face-to-face Networking - MIDE 2023 is set to welcome a host of business entrepreneurs, tourism boards, dive agencies, brand manufacturers and distributors who will utilise the platform to network and create new business opportunities and partnerships.

Scuba Diving Talk MIDE
A diving talk panel about cave diving at MIDE.

Dive Talks - Visitors to the dive show will be hearing from the experts, including TV personalities, who will take the stage to share their knowledge and experiences in the water. Topics include cave diving, underwater photography, marine conservation, health, dive insurance, archaeology and more.

Dive Education: By Teens for Teens - A special section on teens taking to the stage to inspire others in the sport and their personal conservation efforts in improving the environment.

Scuba Diving Deals & Promotions - Visitors will have a chance to chat with dive operators and tourism representatives; and can take advantage of the wide range of products and services, including many exclusive deals on dive holidays, gear, courses and the latest technologies available today.

Prizes to be Won - Visitors who spend at least RM300 will be entered into the Purchaser's Lucky Draw. Collectively, the dive holiday prizes are valued at RM50,000, including a grand prize on a live onboard worth RM22,000 are all up for grabs over the 3-day event.

MITEC Kuala Lumpur MIDE
At a previous MIDE event in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia International Dive Expo 2023 Information

  • Date: Friday, 26 May to Sunday, 28 May 2023
  • Time:10.00 AM to 7.00 PM
  • Venue: MITEC Kuala Lumpur
  • Tickets: MIDE Website
  • Contact: Tel: +603 79809902 or email at:  
  • Social Media: FB, IG & Twitter
  • Hashtag: #MIDEEXPO

Scuba Diving Malaysia 2023
Me scuba diving at the Secret Barge dive site in Perhentian Islands.

Diving in Malaysia 2023
Me having a close encounter moment with a hairy seahorse at Mabul's P1 Dive Site.

For the record, I retired from scuba diving in 2018, and my last dive was a 2-week diving trip to Raja Ampat. After that dive, I hung up my diving equipment and called it a day.

My last diving article was about MIDE, all you need to know, and that was done in April 2018 before I went to R4 in West Papua.


For those who are into scuba diving, you will not want to miss the Malaysia International Dive Expo 2023 or MIDE2023 this May at MITEC Kuala Lumpur.

This is undoubtedly the largest scuba diving expo in the country, organised by AsiaEvents Exsic (AEE). The expo expects to welcome more than 15,000 water enthusiasts and generate approximately RM25 million in sales over the 3-day event.

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