Bring on the Diving Adventure as the Diving Travel Expo makes Waves in the Philippines!

Last week, I was fortunate to be invited in the opening of the Diving Expo held in the grounds of Megamall 🙂 Various indigenous dances were performed and different booths all had their fair share of attractions and very affordable rates so there’s no excuse for you to pass up on this chance of diving deep into the blue, salty ocean waters and discover all the aquatic wonders that our might reefs and seas hold 🙂 Yey! 🙂 I am so excited for this since the inner wanderlust in me screams to be free and again embark on another exciting adventure! 🙂 Here’s a little backgrounder on this Expo if you’re wondering what it holds for you guys! 🙂

Me and Aci at the Expo :)
Me and Aci at the Expo 🙂

The Dive Resort Travel (DRT) Show which is the largest international diving and resort expo in Asia Pacific, has finally reached the Philippine shores.  Brought in by the LX Development Group, a premier exhibitions organizer based in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, in partnership with the Philippine Department of Tourism, the DRT Show will run in the country for the first time on September 11 to 13 at the SM Megatrade Hall, Mandaluyong City.

People flocking at the various booths
People flocking at the various booths


The DRT Show Philippines is a ‘must visit’ diving destination event as it features top-level exhibitors such as leading dive equipment manufacturers, water sport equipment manufacturers, dive resorts, national tourism organizations (NTOs), as well as marine conservation and diving organizations, providing the latest information, happenings and innovations that will appeal to anyone with a passion for the underwater world. The expo will also include travel trade activities such as a by-invitation-only business-to-business (B2B) meetings between foreign buyers and sellers, a Philippine underwater photo exhibit, plus a five-day post familiarization tour for buyers.

The DRT Show’s arrival to the country is much anticipated as it brings together diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists, dive industry stakeholders, international dive media as well as national tourism organization NTOs; which will greatly help heighten global awareness about the Philippines as one of Asia’s best diving destinations.

Across the Asia Pacific, DRT Shows have been met with an overwhelming response and are now considered highly important regional events promoting trading and export business.  Each year, LX Development Group organizes 4 diving and resort exhibitions, generating a total of 600 exhibitors from 48 countries, and more than 50,000 registered visitors from 56 countries. Imagine garnering such a large following already! 🙂

The DRT Show is the only professional dive exhibition in the region supported the by General Administration of Sport of China (HR Resources Development Center), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangdong Vocational Institute of Sport, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPBP), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Okinawa Prefecture Government, Okinawa Convention & Visitor Bureau (OCVB), Japan Recreational Diving Association (JRDA), Japan Wetsuits Manufacturers Association (JWMA), and Japan Scuba Association (JSA).

Don’t miss the chance to take part in this pioneering dive and resort travel event.  For more information, please check out the website –  or direct queries to Wen Sorioso of DOT Dive-MDG at 459-5200, loc. 520 or e-mail at

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