The 11th edition of the Diving Demo Days took place at the Excavators Quarry last weekend, from 14-15 May.
It seems that the format chosen by the organisers, is a golden mean, which is appreciated by both divers and exhibitors. The XI edition of the Diving Demo Days was not a breakthrough event, but nobody expected that. However, accompanied by great weather at the Excavators Quarry we managed to create a great diving atmosphere.
Being able to see the equipment with your own eyes before buying it is certainly a great advantage. However, discussing the item, its advantages and disadvantages with a representative or the manufacturer itself can have a key influence on the final purchase. Being close to the water is also important, allowing you to check out test models and form your own opinion.
During the Dive Demo Days, exhibitors provided equipment of all kinds. There were wetsuits, drysuits and undersuits, underwear and afterdive, BCDs, computers, DPV scooters, a full range of diving lighting, a cross-section of accessories and rebreathers. Performing the so-called CCR intro under the watchful eye of an instructor was certainly worth the trip to Jaworzno.
Most of the diving companies had already turned up on Friday and prepared their stands. This is not surprising, because as in previous years, on Saturday morning a queue of divers formed at the barrier. The sun and beautiful weather encouraged a large group of visitors to turn up that day at ‘Koparki’.
There was a lot of Poles from all parts of the country, but the Czechs were also strongly represented. The visit of the Belgians was quite a surprise, but as you can see, the reputation of the event is growing. The eventful Saturday ended with a common bonfire and the long-awaited “kettle”. The dish, prepared in the heat and flames, went down extremely well, and the guests from abroad in particular could not hide their delight.
Sunday saw a much slower pace and slightly fewer visitors. Unfortunately, many people could not come, and some had to leave early because of the First Holy Communion taking place at sunday. In spite of this, the stalls were still crowded with curious customers, and by the shelters we were constantly passing groups entering the water.
Certainly, it was a successful event, although there is something to think about and what to improve, because it can always be better. However, in the final analysis, the XI edition of the Diving Demo Days confirmed that it is the main diving event in Poland. See you in the XII edition!
Photo. From Under the Water
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