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Post Report 2019
DRT SHOW, the Leading Brand of Dive Expo in Asia, Approaching the Greater Height in Shanghai (12-14 April 2019)

The 7th DRT SHOW Shanghai was grandly held from April 12th to 14th at Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center. As compared to the past edition, DRT SHOW Shanghai 2019 delivered unprecedented results with biggest number of exhibitors, booths, and visitors this year. This event gathered hundreds of local and international diving product brands and prestigious training agencies such as PADI, NAUI, SDI TDI ERDI, UTD, RAID, DIWA, PSAI, ANDI, and DAN, and was supported by tourism boards from popular diving sites including the Philippines, Indonesia, Okinawa, Sabah, Yap, etc.

Additionally, well-known resorts, dive centers, and liveaboards from all over the world also participated in. DRT SHOW Shanghai has constantly grown and reached new milestones in Shanghai for the seventh consecutive year.


Nearly 60 seminars with 10 diving related topics (underwater photography, recreational diving and diving destination, freediving, technical diving, diving medicine, mermaid, diving equipment, marine conservation, public welfare diving, and diving industry) were given by 48 professionals, highlighting this event.

In addition, the final winners of Asia Pacific Underwater Photo Challenge (UWPC) 2019, which is co-hosted by DRT SHOW and EZDIVE Diving Magazine, were announced after the live judging session. Besides splendid seminars and exciting live judging of UWPC 2019, the lucky draw with a total of 45 prizes amounting to USD18,000 was one more major attraction for visitors.

  During DRT SHOW Shanghai 2019, the Ocean Gallery which co-organized by DIWA and UWPixel exhibited 100 master pieces taken by Chinese underwater photographers, and all visitors were welcomed to vote for their favorite photo. Over 30,000 of participants had voted during this event. Next, Ocean Gallery is going to be exhibited from June 28th to 31st at DRT SHOW Guangzhou and August 16th to 18th at DRT SHOW Beijing. The final winner of most voted photographer who can win the prize will be revealed on the last day of DRT SHOW Beijing.

Divers Night gala dinner party grandly took place to celebrate the 10th anniversary of DRT SHOW. Besides the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mr. Shi Bo, President of Asian Underwater Federation (AUF), DRT SHOW took the opportunity to express appreciation to those exhibitors and friends who have been supporting and growing with the DRT SHOW, and thanks for their dedication of diving industry.

Furthermore, Simplified Chinese version of “Manual of Freediving: Underwater on a Single Breath”, co-authored by Italian freediver Umberto Pelizzari and Stefano Tovaglieri, was officially launched by publisher EZDIVE Magazine at the party. The party was getting into full swing while fun contests and lucky draw was going.


DRT SHOW not only dedicates to developing the Asian diving market, improving the diving industry, enhancing the diving culture, but also advocating marine conservation. During DRT SHOW Shanghai, the organizer provided shopping bags which were made of 100% compostable natural bamboo fibers to encourage visitors to use less plastic bags, invited all visitors to completed an artwork with Philippine Conservation Artist Mr. A.G. Saño, and launched “Plastic FREE: We pledge to use less plastic” campaign which is aimed at raising the awareness of plastic pollution. Also, to respond to the Earth Day and its topic -- “Protect Our Species”, DRT SHOW and In Sharks We Trust were bringing screenings of the internationally award winning documentary “Sharkwater” and “Revolution” with Chinese subtitle during the event.


For the three-day event, DRT SHOW Shanghai 2019 welcomed 40,649 visitors in total. It was grandly opened, and had successfully ended. Next year, DRT SHOW Shanghai 2020 will meet you again on April 24th to 26th at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC)!

For more information, please visit www.chinadiveexpo.com


Allen San, Allie Sun, Andrew Georgitsis, Andrew Lau, Andy Yan, Becca Wen, Bonnie Song, Cary Bao, Dan Knorr, Daniel Riordan, Dodo Shu, Du JinEn, Enzo Zhao, Eric Goh, Ernest Turnschek, Geoffrey Yue, Henry Tao , HeyYuan, Horst Dederichs, Hp Hartmann, Joe Chang, Joyce Ng, K. Zhang, Leon Zhao, Li ZhiQin, Lina Liao, Liu Yi, Lou Yan, Marco Chang, Megan Huang, Meng, Michael Wang, Mingo Lee, Nick Song, Osamu Fujishiro, Poh Chang Chew, Ratna Suranti, Sendoh Wang, Simon Chen, Thomas Kan, Vania Kam, Violet Ting, Wang Miao, Wong Ting Kwok, Wu YuTong, Yang Guang, Yang Li, Zhou Fang.

Prize Sponsors:
720 Investment Limited, Antares Cruise International Ltd., AOI Ltd., Better Blue, Bubblescuba, CHIN KUNG TITECH COMPANY, Deepblu Inc., DIVECICA WETSUIT, DIVEVOLK (Zhuhai) Intelligence Tech Co. Ltd, GAIA ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS, Lawrence Factor, Manado TAN QIAN ZHE Adventure Diving Center, Ocean Dive Center, Pata Negra Divers, Shenzhen Reanson Products Co., Ltd., PULAU WEH Resort, SHEARWATER RESEARCH INC., Shenzhen City Zhuilangqianxing Investment Management Company Limited, Shenzhen Xiware Technologies Ltd, Shenzhen Youbige Diving System Co., Ltd., Song Tao Trading (Shenzhen) Company Limited, Suzhou Fitour outdoor co., LTD, Topis, Tsun Kuang Hardware Mfg. Co., Ltd. (SAEKODIVE), Weefine, X-ADVENTURER.

Winners of Asia Pacific Underwater Photo Challenge (UWPC) 2019:
Wide Angle: 1st Place: Grant Thomas, 2nd Place: Henley Spiers, 3rd Place Vanessa Mignon;
Macro: 1st Place: Fu Liang, nd Place: Lilian Koh, 3rd Place: Paolo Bondaschi;
Creative:1st Place: Enrico Somogyi, 2nd Place: Kenji Cheow, 3rd Place: Lilian Koh;
Black Water: 1st Place: Steven Kovacs, 2nd Place: Susan Meldonian, 3rd Place: Cai Heng;
WEEFINE - Mobile/Action Camera: 1st Place: Kenji Cheow, 2nd Place: ShuShuRicky, 3rd Place: 周义丁;
Best Cover: 宋鹤鸣.

Prize Sponsors of Asia Pacific Underwater Photo Challenge (UWPC) 2019:
Blue Force Fleet, CREST, Deepblu, Discovery Fleet, Dive Damai, EZDIVE, INON, Minigear, Scubalamp Underwater Photography Equipment, Surfacetension International, Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort, Umi Umi Underwater Photography, Weefine, Worldwide Dive and Sail.

DRT Show Shanghai 2019 Visitor Report
Statistic -Percentage(%) of Visitors during DRT SHOW
DRT SHOW Shanghai 2019 International Visitor
Statistic – Percentage (%) of International Visitors during DRT SHOW
Date Numbers of visitor
April 12th 2019 11,487
April 13th 2019 16,134
April 14th 2019 13,028
Total Visitor 40,649
* Source: computer calculation and registration data.
Nation / Region Percentage (%)
China 72%
Europe 4%
USA 5%
Southeast Asia 6%
Japan 2%
Korea 2%
Others 9%
* Source: computer calculation and registration data.
Purpose of Visit
Statistic -Percentage(%) Purpose of visit
Purpose of visit % Percentage
Attend seminars 62%
Evaluate for participation at next show 32%
Purchase/place orders 85%
Gather information 62%
Source new products/services 34%
Make contact, visit supplier 62%
Others 8%
* Percentage adds up to more than 100 percent because this is a multiple choice question.
Supported By:
  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific is supported by AUF (Asian Underwater Federation).
  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific is supported 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), Japan Scuba Association (JSA).
  • The ONLY Diving Expo in Asia Pacific is supported by PADI, NAUI, SDI TDI ERDI, UTD, RAID, DIWA, CMAS, PSAI, DAN, IANTD, ANDI, IRD.
  • The ONLY Diving Expo is supported by Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA), China Underwater Association (CUA), and Macau Underwater Club (MUC).
  • DRT SHOW is the ONLY Diving and Resort Expo in Asia Pacific supported by more than 30 media partners worldwide.
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