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Asia Dive News : China Dive Exhibition 2008

China Dive Exhibition (CDEX) is the only international dive expo in the largest consumer market of the world. Returning to Shanghai in 2008, CDEX takes you on a new journay into Chinese dive industry after a successful CDEX07 in Beijing.

Olympics and More!
Eye on China 2008! Whilst Beijing is to host the world's largest sports event (Olympics). Shanghai will host the China Dive Expedition from September 19-21, 2008 at the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall. In China, sports enthusiasm has once again risen to a record-high level...

Being the top industry trade show for the Chinese dive market, CDEX will also launch the very first Chinese Equipment Zone (CEZ) in CDEX 2008. It gathers first-tier dive equipment manufacturers in response to increasing demands from trade buyers. To assist international buyers gain a clearer picture about the Chinese dive manufacturing industry, CDEX has written a report on the industry. It will continue to write reports in an annual basis as to keep itself the trade and information platform.

CDEX's ocean conservation program has gained favorable response from both visitors and a wide range of media. This year CDEX 2008 will improve upon it by including adults to the event.

Diving in China
Overall, the sport of scuba diving is quite new. There are still a lot of interesting dive sites to be discovered in this country. Hainan Island is becoming an especially well known for scuba diving.

Sanya Scuba Diving
Since China is not often associated with palm trees, warm blue seas, and wide sandy beaches, it’s a surprise to discover that the it harbors a tropical jewel. The city of Sanya, at the southern tip of China’s southernmost province, is known as the “Asian Hawaii.” Along with the rest of Hainan Island, Sanya provides a marvelous respite from the Thailand-Bali-Fiji tourist circuit.

Scuba diving is Sanya’s most popular water sport and as it boasts the most beautiful dive sites in the China – the water is clear, sea life plentiful, transport and accommodation readily available and instruction to a very high standard. Diving is available at all times of the year, although visibility changes according to the season.

CDEX 2008 is a major step toward bringing the sport of scuba diving to the forefront in China.

Source: CDEX