Moscow Dive Show 2021 — the main exhibition for the water man

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Moscow Dive Show 2021 is the largest exhibition of equipment, tourism and training for people interested in active lifestyle and water-based sports in Russia and Eastern Europe.

The main part of the exhibition consists of four main underwater activities – diving, spearfishing, freediving and underwater photography. The water activities, such as yachting, diving regattas, kite surfing, surfing, SUP and water tourism shall be presented in the WATER SPORT SALON. Equipment and training programs for children and teenagers shall be exhibited as well.

Moscow Dive Show 2021 shall be held April 8-11th, 2021 in Gostiny Dvor Exhibition Center in Moscow.

Gostiny Dvor is a premium exhibition area in the very centre of the capital, a stone’s throw from Red Square. Built in the late 18th century by the Italian architect Giacomo Quarenghi, it occupies an entire quarter between Varvarka and Ilyinka streets.

The internal atrium area of 12,000 m2 is comparable to Piazza San Marco in Venice, and the unsupported glass ceiling, which was installed at the end of the 20th century, is still the largest one in Europe. All the exhibitors of the Moscow Dive Show, which were formerly distributed in three separate pavilions in Sokolniki, will be able to comfortably accommodate here in one hall. This puts everyone on a level playing field and adds convenience to visitors when viewing the exhibition.

Another advantage is the high ceilings – firstly, it is beautiful, and secondly, hello to the yachting participants! who will be able to accommodate their fleet at full length.

And the most important thing – we keep the official prices unchanged and offer the industry the best platform on the same terms.

Mission of the exhibition

— An effective platform for communication of wholesale and retail business, the major showroom of the season.

— A relevant offline platform in the online age. Become an exhibitor: rent a convenient stand and open your office or store for visitors only for 4 exhibition days. Get quick on-site sales and interested customers and counterparties for the entire season.

— Maximum B2B. In 2020, more than 35% of exhibition visitors represented the Russian regions and neighboring countries. These are not onlookers and idlers, but clients aimed to purchase goods or services. More than 10% of respondents noted that the purpose of their visit was business interest.

— Large marketplace and retail trade. Visitors are used to spend money at the Moscow Dive Show - the widest selection and special discounts motivate for the main shopping of the season.

— Cultural and business program. Do not miss the opportunity to present your business on a big stage in two conference halls every day from morning to evening.

— The main water activities exhibition in Russia, ex-USSR countries and Eastern Europe. Grow your business through Moscow Dive Show in several countries at once: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

How it was in 2020

Figures and Facts






Business opportunities

Business opportunities - Moscow Dive Show
  • The history of "underwater" exhibitions in Russia began in far 2003. Over the years the industry has become used to coordinating plans for the season right here - new dealer contracts, tourism booking, etc. In 2018, the exhibition format expanded due to on-the-water activities such as yachting, kiting and surfing. The main slogan has also been changed - now the Moscow Dive Show is the Main Exhibition of the Water Man. The exhibition has become a platform for communication not only for business in Russia, but also in all the ex-USSR countries - Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Baltic states, Azerbaijan, which do not hold such specialized exhibitions and place orders at the Moscow Dive Show.
  • A special place at the Moscow Dive Show is taken by presentations, seminars and master classes prepared by specialists from companies in the equipment manufacturing, training and tourism industry. It is profitable and convenient for everyone. Conference rooms are available for reservation, and technical specialists of the exhibition will help to organize events in the best way possible.
  • Dealer network expansion by "underwater" retail. In a difficult economic situation, most underwater equipment stores try to expand and diversify the range of goods by related products, such as camping equipment, water accessories, waterproof gadgets, etc. Presenting your products and services, finding new dealers and trading at the same time to offset the costs of participation in the exhibition is absolutely possible at the Moscow Dive Show.
  • Conversion of profile client groups. The combination of underwater and on-the-water activities at one site provides excellent background for getting clients from the adjacent water-related fields. Divers become yachtsmen, freedivers try kite, yachtsmen learn scuba diving. The increase in the range of directions for active recreation of a modern person presented at the exhibition leads to an increase in visitor traffic and the general relevance of the platform, especially for non-resident and foreign visitors.


"An unbelievable exhibition. Compared to it, those ones in which we participated before, were out of their depths. I'm surprised that so many people came in Sokolniki through ice and winter. Lines for three days in a row - that's the main indicator."
Mihail Saveliev, skipper at the Russian Yacht Center (Pirate Sailing Festival, Volvo Russian Sailing Week)
"Moscow Dive Show is one of our very favorites, we make sure to attend every year because it’s the perfect place to rekindle relationships with both old and new clients. We are greatly looking forward to the 2021 show where we will be attending as always. Can’twait!"
Pedro Aguilar CEO Club Cantamarliveaboards and resorts, (Mexico, La Paz)
"The last exhibition was indicative. Our diving community has received such a bright and rich format, which seemed impossible a couple of years ago. The exhibition was visited by the main helmsmen of the world diving industry, who brought products and special conditions for our market. I know first-hand that visitors were very pleased. We didn’t expect to see so many keen and committed divers.
It turned out to be a perfectly organized holiday with an incredibly positive and business-like atmosphere!"
Natalya Artiomenko, Crocodile Diving Club

Retail sales

Retail sales at the Moscow Dive Show

The Moscow exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for active retail sales and promotion of retail chains and online shops. Considering that the "underwater" exhibitions have been held in Moscow since 2003, historically there is a large pent-up demand just before the February exhibition, i. e. people start planning a big shopping at Moscow Dive Show in a few months. The widest range of goods and holiday discounts induce demand even under the conditions of a general decline in consumption in the country. More than half of the visitors do not leave the exhibition without purchases.

A standard shopping cart at the Moscow Dive Show looks like this:
  • Underwater equipment. Novelties.
  • Underwater equipment. Older collections sale.
  • Unique products unavailable in wide retail chains. Rare brands.
  • Gadgets. Useful underwater accessories. Goods for outdoor activities.
  • Tours and dive safari.
  • Yacht and regatta training.
Not only salesmen showed good results in 2020. Stands representing tourism noted high activity in booking and deposit. Returning from the exhibition not only with a pack of business cards, but also with real money may be the objective of every participant of the Moscow Dive Show. There was no active price dumping at the exhibition, but various forms of encouraging customers to make decisions directly throughout the exhibition came to direct results. Prepare a tempting offer, and customers will vote with their wallets! Following the results of the 2020 exhibition, small trading stands received revenues in the range of 300-700 thousand rubles, large trading "islands" achieved indicators of 1.5-3 million rubles.


In addition to underwater activities (diving, underwater hunting and underwater photography, freediving), the visitors attention is focused on the on-the-water branch, i. e. yachting, kiting, surfing, kayaking and boating. WATER SPORT SALON is an "exhibition in an exhibition", with a separate area in the hall, a special advertising campaign and an independent website containing all the latest news of yachtsmen, surfers and kiters participating in the exhibition.

The organizers of the Moscow Dive Show created a separate area for pleasant communication of visitors and participants of the Water Sport Salon in order to emphasize on-the-water activities. A real sports yacht with a powerful projector on the sail appeared in the center of the sector, showing fantastic shots made by exponents of all water sports branches. Yachtsmen spoke about the wonders of regattas and how to become a true captain, surfers - about fashion boards, eminent travelers - about unusual sailing expeditions. Beautiful films and professional answers to questions were holding the audience attention as it was settled in soft ottomans.

Prices and booths

Prices and booths at the Moscow Dive Show

1 sq. m. shell space — €189.
The price includes everything you need for work - walls, frieze inscription, a table and chairs, a hanger, a podium, a socket. Other equipment may be your own or rent.
1 sq. m. raw space — €159.
This option is perfect for companies planning to use their own exhibition constructions. There are also separate "islands" and "peninsulas" for those who need a large stand area with maximum visibility.
Collective stands. 2020 novelty! If you are aimed to point out your presence at the exhibition giving customers a clear guideline on the hall plan and stay within a budget at the same time, to rent a workplace at a collective stand would be the option. In 2020, job is available at national collective stands of: Indonesia, Maldives, Malta, Norway, Azor, Tenerife, Thailand, Croatia and Greece. And also at the "Dive in Moscow!" collective stand, where the exponents of diving, free diving and underwater hunting schools and clubs will gather.

Building concept

  • Central zones with "islands" for individual building and large stands. "Islands" are available from 36 sq. m. to 200 sq. m. — a separate stand from 6x6 m to 10x20 m.
  • 2 or 3 m deep lines. Easy standard stand design from 4 to 24 sq. m.

Promotional campaign

All modern public advertizing systems were used to promote the Moscow Dive Show to people at large.

  • Social media. We make the main effort to the target and related groups on social media. The combination of active SMM and a variety of advertising banners (rotation of more than 30 images!) allowed attracting both loyal visitors who constantly attend "underwater" exhibitions and beginners (at least 20% at the MDS2020) who are especially welcome by the exhibitors.

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  • Direct advertising on the Internet. Low-frequency combative advertising in (more than 300 search phrases) allowed to drive at least 40.000 visitors to within two months before the opening of the exhibition. Many of them eventually visited the exhibition.
  • PR on the "underwater" Internet. The overwhelming majority of "underwater" websites and communities were actively promoting the exhibition, both during the preparatory period and after it ended. Articles, news, announcements of the participants were actively circulating through news pages and forums.

  • Mass mailing. The organization of personalized e-mail invitations both to system instructors and to all certified for each system is reconciled with all basic training systems - PADI, NDL, SSI, CMAS / KPDR, TDI / SDI, NAUI.

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  • Ambassadors of the exhibition are heroes of the depth. The two deepest people on the planet, world record breakers, Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov and Egyptian technical diver Ahmed Gabr have become brand ambassadors of the Moscow Dive Show 2020. Alexey Molchanov won a depth of 130 meters on a breath-hold, with mask and flippers only. Ahmed Gabr reached 332 meters with scuba gear.

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  • Exterior advertising before the Moscow Dive Show 2020 was placed in Sokolniki. This helped to attract the attention of drivers and pedestrians near the exhibition.

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  • Radio. TV advertising is extremely expensive and available only to global megabrands, whereas a good radio station can be as numerous and much better. In 2020, the RockFM radio station was chosen to rotate commercials and news broadcasts. We interviewed hundreds of divers and yachtsmen in advance, and classical rock music was preferable for most of them. Which is not surprising since both yachtsmen and divers are mostly 40+ adults. They grew up onrock'n'roll rather than rap.

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Conference hall

Two modern conference halls with seating 100 people each allow to hold a presentation, press conference or master class in a comfortable business setting. Rental cost – RUB 9000/hour. Included: Wi-Fi, tables, chairs, speakers with a wired microphone. Projectors, screens and other additional equipment can be your own or rent.

Cultural programme

The substantial part of the Moscow Dive Show is the program of shows and performances on the main stage. The large screen and loud sound turn this zone into a concentration of the main visitors. The best films, performances of big names in the underwater and on-the-water activities, presentations of countries and regions, conferences in various fields (held by photographers, caving and technical divers, freedivers) and summing up creative contests and festivals. All that pleases eyes and ears of the Moscow Dive Show guests from morning to evening. Next to the stage there is a food-court zone with delicious drinks and nutritious snacks.

Tickets to the exhibition are valid for all 4 days of its work, which encourages to visit the event again and to choose the most relevant events on the stage and in conference halls. This is also important for retail stands at the Moscow Dive Show, since visitors can make a purchase decision during their second or third visit.

Hotels and visa

Penta Hotel — The official hotel for the participants of the exhibition.

Moscow Penta hotel is the first lifestyle hotel in Moscow, located in one of the most recognizable Moscow buildings — the "Book-like- house" on Novy Arbat in the famous fashion and business district of the capital. The main attractions — the Pushkin Museum, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and Red Square — are just a few minutes walk away. The journey time to the entrance to Gostiny Dvor where the Moscow Dive Show 2021 will be held is 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes on foot. Special offer for participants and guests of Moscow Dive Show 2021 — 15% discount with promo code dive21 — is valid from April 4 to 14. Attention! All those who book rooms with a promo code will be given a pass to use the free shuttle, which will depart every morning and evening.

Now you have learned everything about the Moscow Dive Show 2021, which will be held on April 8-11th in Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia.