2019 Diving Lounge
A year has already passed. In the meantime, we have traveled the world to bring you images and reports. It is already time to prepare for the Palace of Exhibitions, Doors of Versailles.
Every year, from all four corners of the globe, the entire Francophone community of the diving world meets. Over the years, the Diving Salon remains. You will be able to find there the biggest brands of dive, the tour operators, the resellers of various brands of equipment or other wacky gadgets, without forgetting, also many associations, centers of French or foreign dives.
The Salon in Paris is also a lot of activities. This year particularly the participatory sciences are in the spotlight. Swimming pools allow people to do baptisms or test various materials. The conferences are numerous, as well as the awards ceremonies.
A Passionate Salon
You will find divers, but you will be surprised to know that for several years the show excels in a category that can not be found in any other underwater show in the world. We realized it a few years ago after scouring the DEMA or BOOTS.
The Salon de la Plongée is distinguished by a very large number of personalities, whom you can meet for four days. Thus, you will be able to meet Sébastien Salingre, author of comics, "les Bulots". You will be able to listen, discover, discuss, dream with explorers like Alban Michon ou Laurent Ballesta, two incredible magicians, constantly pushing their limits.
It's also photographers like Greg Lecoeur with clichés all more magnificent than each other, with a deep blue which only he has the secret. Or Gabriel Barathieu great photographer who has won numerous awards and who has just presented a mysterious portfolio in Mayotte in the Twilight Zone.
Tek divers and filmmakers
At the Portes de Versailles, there is also a whole sphere around the teak, Jean François André will present a new book on the RCCs and you may also be able to meet Pascal Barnabé and many other characters. You can also find talented videographers almost legendary for some like Renee Heuzy, Christian Petron, Kevin Sempé, Didier Noirot or Franck Fougère.
These are also many associations like Sea Shepherd with Lamya Essamlali, Longitude 181 with François Sarano, Shark mission France with Fabienne Rossier and Divers of the World because we must not forget the human.
For the 21eme Edition, the Diving Lounge focuses on participatory science.
The draft Naturdive on the subject of large Mediterranean pearl threatened by a parasite, deserves your interest more Jarry star of small and big screens will be present on the stand as a sponsor. It is also Shark Education with Steven surina, several conferences and pilot projection of a new series. A new shark project to discover in the Philippines, Pierlo Pablo and a doctor in marine biology, Thomas Vignaud create "Shark College" on the Seadoors. The star of the show is certainly Patrick Louisy, thanks to his association blue skin and its various scientific projects. Visit him at the “Sentinelle de la Mer Occitanie” stand, where you will find various activities. Do not miss its exhibition on seahorses, which is promising, and which will delight young and old alike.
A show to share
As you can see at the Salon de la Plongée, there are not so many talents. We have probably missed many people (our apologies in advance).
Hélène de Tayrac has made an incredible bet by creating the Diving Salon. Thanks to her, for years, the whole community, for a few days, can share her passion for diving.