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The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo – This Weekend In Fort Laurderdale

The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo is kicking off tomorrow (22nd April 2017) for two days at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The 10th-anniversary edition of this popular expo features exhibits, seminars, demos, marine art and more.  What started as a small spearfishing charity event has evolved into a full-grown Ocean Adventure Expo.  It not only includes freediving and spearfishing, but also scuba, marine art, underwater photography and videography, lobstering, paddle boarding, water toys, kayaks, and more.  The popular Kids Zone has face painting, art classes, and crab races – something for the whole family.

The Blue Wild Expo 2017
The Blue Wild Expo 2017

Among the hands-on workshops slated for that weekend are: “Yoga Session,” “Lionfish Preparation and Sampling,” “Marine Art Printmaking,” “Fish Filleting Demos,” “How to Hunt Off Your SUP” and more.

Expo founder and producer Sheri Daye says:

“I’m thrilled to be celebrating our tenth anniversary this year. We strive to offer an exciting atmosphere where like-minded ocean lovers and watersport enthusiasts of all ages can meet up and socialize. I’ve crafted the expo be both educational and entertaining where attendees can learn about latest techniques and products, shop for great deals, listen to the best speakers and network with one another.”

Returning exhibitors include Aqua Lung, Mares, Cressi, SEAC, PADI, Pelagic, Bass Pro, YETI, Florida Freedivers, Island Water Sports, Nautical Ventures, Wong Spearguns, and many more. Several new exhibitors including NAUI, Reef Photo and Video, and Coco View Resort will also be there.

THE BLUE WILD - Join at booth 321
THE BLUE WILD – Join at booth 321

You can also meet some of the team who will be onsite at Booth 321 if you want to come and say hello, pick up a DB T-Shirt, Sticker, Wristband or Koozie.

Entry is US$20 at the door and includes a free goodie bag (while supplies last) and free entry to the Saturday night After-Party at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Courtyard Marriott. For more information, visit or check out a video from last year below.


Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.