Miami boat show signs diving exhibit producer

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The 71st annual Miami International Boat Show announced it is partnering with US Dive Shows, the nation's leading dive show producer, to produce the show’s 2012 Dive and Travel Harbor.

“Last year, we introduced the Dive and Travel Harbor to the Miami International Boat Show, which offered a variety of scuba, dive and travel booths and interactive attractions and seminars, creating buzz amongst attendees. Due to visitor demand and the crossover between the boating lifestyle, diving and travel, joining forces with US Dive Shows, which has years of expertise in the diving sector, was a natural next step to expand on the show’s dive and travel element and open the show up to a new market,” show manager Cathy Rick-Joule said in a statement.

US Dive Shows produces shows in Maryland, Texas, Colorado, Georgia and Florida.

In addition to hundreds of exhibitors offering everything from the latest diving gear and clubs to adventure destinations, the Dive and Travel Harbor will feature activities for those interested in exploring underwater, as well as seasoned pros who want to find the newest gear in diving and gather with fellow enthusiasts. Features will include a demo pool and virtual diving.

The harbor will be centrally located on the first floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center with access to the outdoor demonstration center.

“Because boating and diving go hand in hand, US Dive Shows saw the Miami International Boat Show, one of the most extensive boat shows in the world, as a great opportunity to expand our reach and further educate all on-the-water enthusiasts about the exciting and accessible sport of scuba,” Brad Nolan, president of US Dive Shows, said in a statement.

The 2012 Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami will take place Feb.16-20 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center, and Miamarina at Bayside.

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