The Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) is the country’s largest platform that has been catering to the diving community since 2019, mobilizing industry experts, stakeholders, and dive enthusiasts in one communal space to foster collaborations, innovative ideas, sustainable solutions, and economic opportunities. Organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), PHIDEX offers expansive networking prospects for decision-makers, communities, and individuals with a passion for all things diving.
Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) Business-to-Business (B2B) Meetings
Attended by Philippine sellers and international dive operators, the Dive TRAVEX will be a 2-day event with pre-scheduled appointments booked through a matchmaking platform. Virtual meeting options will be provided for participants who are not on-site.
Dive Conference and Seminars
Geared towards promoting the Philippines’ readiness to welcome international dive tourists, the dive conference program will include presentations on the following: new dive destinations developed and assessed during the pandemic to entice potential investors to explore business opportunities, dive product updates from key dive destinations, and new dive and underwater photography gear showcases. International speakers will also be invited to present on sustainable blue economy and best dive practices from other destinations as a benchmarking activity for Philippine operators.
Post Familiarization Tours
Hosted international dive tour operators will participate in familiarization trips to top and emerging dive destinations to increase destination knowledge and conduct first-hand assessment and inspection of dive destinations and properties ready for selling to clients from their respective markets. Media representatives and dive conference speakers will be provided with tailored itineraries that will allow them to generate new content on the Philippines, and sustain awareness as a leading dive destination.