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November 2016

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


Addressing the increasing popularity of diving, boot Düsseldorf, 48th International Boat Show, will fill halls 3 and 4 with diving equipment, suits and state-of-the-art equipment. The top international suppliers such as Aqualung, Atomic Aquatics, Bauer, Mares, Ocean Reef and Scubapro will present their products at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany from January 21 – 29, 2017.

In addition, leading organizations such as Padi, Protec, PSS worldwide, SSI and the German Sports Diving Association will offer information about diver’s training. In Germany alone, 670,000 people dive on a regular basis every year and this figure has been growing for years. The diving halls will therefore be a good opportunity to use the cold time of year to prepare for upcoming diving trips and to obtain information about new diving rules and regulations.

The diving travel destinations presented within the diving halls at boot 2017 will include both popular and exotic locations such Egypt, Curacao, Indonesia, the Maldives, the Philippines and Turkey as well as Portugal and Fuerteventura.

The diving tower is the traditional presentation platform for the exhibitors. News and diving celebrities will be the central features of the attractive lectures and interviews program.

Visitors are invited to dive in the 19.6 x 15 feet large and 5.9 feet deep pool. Suit, compressed air bottle, diving regulator and fins are provided free of charge and diving instructors from the leading diving and training organizations will give tips and advice.

“Living at sea level” is the motto of the Beach Resort at boot 2017. The new trade fair area will be home to hotels and club resorts located by the water – be this sea or inland waters – offering a wide range of water sports. In the water tourism Hall 13, suppliers will present the wide variety of water sports by, in and on the water.

The Cruise Pavilion in Hall 14 will feature leading cruise companies and their programs. The number of cruise passengers has been rising for years in Europe, reaching a record 6.6 million passengers in 2015.

About boot Düsseldorf:
boot Düsseldorf is the largest boat and water sports trade fair in the world, held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany. About 1,800 exhibitors (860 of them from more than 60 countries other than Germany) will present their innovations, developments and maritime equipment on more than 2.3 million square feet of exhibit space from January 21 – 29, 2017. The entire global market will come to Düsseldorf to provide an exciting insight into the water sports world for nine-days in 17 halls. Opening times will be from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily. Entrance passes can be ordered online in advance at starting in November 2016. All tickets allow free use of all public transportation within the VRR transportation network of Düssseldorf.

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