PHIDEX is the only dive show in the region to organize a Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), a series of business-to-business (B2B) meetings, for the growing number of Philippine dive establishments to engage in meaningful networking discussions with foreign buyers during the exhibition proper. Dive TRAVEX 2019 happened on September 21 and 22.

46 international buyers representing top dive operators from 21 source markets and 36 local sellers of dive tourism products and services from top and emerging destinations in the Philippines attended PHIDEX 2019 and participated in the Dive TRAVEX to meet and discuss business opportunities through one-on-one business-to-business (B2B) meetings.

PHIDEX capitalizes on the Philippines brand as the center of the center of marine shore fish biodiversity with a variety of dive sites, to organize post dive familiarization tours for participating Dive TRAVEX buyers and media. Participating buyers and media will have the opportunity to experience first-hand Philippine dive products and services and increase destination knowledge. Destinations for the familiarization tour include: Anilao, Bohol, Camiguin, Coron, Dumaguete, Malapascua, Moalboal, Puerto Galera, Southern Leyte, and Ticao Island.

 

For further details, you may get in touch with Ms. Kat Patawaran at email: divephilippines@tourism.gov.ph or kpatawaran@tourism.gov.ph.

TRAVEX Day 1 Collage
PHIDEX 2019 Day 3 TRAVEX b

Buyers (September 2019)

Country Company Name
Netherlands Dive and Travel
France Objectif Atlantide
Russia RUDIVE
USA Journey Pacific
USA Deep Blue Scuba
USA RichTravels
Canada Fly & Sea Dive Adventures
Canada Third Age Expeditions
Korea PADI Asia Pacific – Korea Market
Korea Korea Underwater Diving Association
Korea Divebnb
Thailand Angel Explorers
Thailand Dive Info Dive Center
Thailand FreedomDIVE
Taiwan Enjoy Islands Travel Co., Ltd.
India Scubacentric LLP
India BEEP – Beautiful Experiences Extraordinary Places
India Customholidays
China Dragon Diving Group
China Ocean Deep Blue Diving Center
China Aqua Tang Diving and Travel Co., Ltd.
China XPert Holidays
Indonesia Jakarta Ocean Dive
Indonesia Dive Wonderful Indonesia
Belgium Nautic-evasion by Newjlm Travel Lic 1010
Israel Geographical Tours
Israel Wild Dive Ltd.
Japan U Tour Service Co., Ltd.
Japan I Buddy Limited Liability Company
Japan ST World Inc.
Japan Club Azul
Malaysia Dive Orbit
Malaysia Moby Tek Dive Center
Italy Mete Subacque
Italy Matley Diver
Denmark Blue Venture Diving

Local Sellers (September 2019)

Company Name
Bohol Beach Club – Club Aqua Sports Inc.
Buceo Anilao
M/Y RESOLUTE
Ticao Island Resort & Dive Camp
PIER UNO DIVE RESORT
Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboards
Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
Thresher Shark Divers
KISS DIVING CORON & MOALBOAL
DIVE UNION
SCANDI DIVERS
Infiniti Liveaboard
Province of Negros Oriental
Balicasag Island Dive Resort