What happens at the Scuba Show in Long Beach?


What happens at the Scuba Show in Long Beach?

Have you ever been to the Scuba Show? This is my 4th year attending the show and I love it! It is like going into the candy store and seeing all of your favorite flavors. I walk the aisles and remember great past scuba trips and make a list of where I want to go underwater next!

2019 Video: What happens at the Scuba Show in Long Beach?

See my videos from past shows and underwater videos here:


Who did I see in 2019?

My friends from the Solomon Islands who I wrote about for Smithsonian and The Saturday Evening Post!

Smithsonian: Commemorating WWII History in the Solomon Islands

Saturday Evening Post: A World War II Hero Remembers Guadalcanal


My Solomon Islands videos: https://wesaidgotravel.com/bodj

My segment for The Jet Set TV about the Solomon Islands.

Lisa Niver Scuba Show 2019 Fiji Air and Solomon Islands
I spoke with Sue from Tourism Vanuatu and this summer I am going to see the volcano in Tanna! I went to Vanuatu in 2007 and cannot wait to return. https://vanuatu.travel/en/index.php

Have you always wanted to try scuba diving—you can try it out during the show!

There is a place to make art, buy dive gear, learn about diving history and find slipins! https://slipins.com/ These skins will keep you from sunburn or any incident with underwater stinging creatures.

Lisa Niver Meg Donat Women Divers Hall of Fame Scuba Show 2019
Lisa Niver and Meg Donat, Women Divers Hall of Fame at Scuba Show 2019

I loved meeting Meg Donat from Women Divers Hall of Fame. Meg has been diving for more than 50 years!


I went diving recently at Beaches Turks and Caicos with sharks, rays, turtles and cannot wait to go back. The dive team at Beaches and at Sandals Montego Bay were fantastic. Video Playlist from my dives Read my article in TODAY.com to learn more about my dive master Mark.

Where is on my bucket list?

I spoke with several dive operators who have trips is the amazing location. I cannot wait to go back to Indonesia.

Meridian Adventures https://www.meridianadventures.com/dive/

The Arenui https://www.thearenui.com/

Coralia https://www.coralia-liveaboard.com/

Tiare https://www.tiarecruise.com/

Have you been diving in Raja Ampat? Who did you go with?
Who do you think I should go with?

Lisa’s Dive Videos:

I met Pete from Reef Smart Guides who has a guidebook about diving in Bonaire! I loved my dives in Bonaire and cannot wait to return. Thank you to VIP Diving for taking great care of me!

Is Bonaire Bucket List Worthy for Diving?
Lisa Niver diving at Salt Pier in Bonaire. Photo by Aalia Udawala

My dive vides in Bonairehttps://wesaidgotravel.com/bonaire/
My print stories about Bonaire: in Luxury Magazine Scuba Dive in Bonaire and in Delta Sky Magazine about Fabien Cousteau in the April 2017 

One of my most favorite dive experiences was scuba diving with the Bull Sharks at Shark School with ProDive in Mexico! I wrote about it for Scuba Diver Life: Diving with BullSharks: https://scubadiverlife.com/visit-sharkschool-playa-del-carmen/

Lisa Niver Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks
Lisa Niver Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Mexico

I went on a live aboard with Cuba Avalon and went diving at Gardens of the Queen.  https://wesaidgotravel.com/cuba/

Maybe next I will go on an Aggressor Adventure!! They have 24 boats all over the world and two new ones on the way.

I really want to visit my country #102. I think it might be Papua New Guinea!

I spoke with my friends at PADI and at DAN!
Make sure when you go underwater you have DAN Divers Alert Network INSURANCE!


Do you want to dive with me in Cuba?
Do you want to dive with me in Cuba?

Where am I going diving next?

I love the beautiful blue waters and the friendly people. Learn one word: BULA!

I met the teams

from Beqa lagoon Resort https://www.beqalagoonresort.com/

Likuliku Lagoon http://likulikulagoon.com/

Malolo Island http://maloloisland.com/

VoliVoli https://www.volivoli.com/

Thank you to Ann Flower, Susan Bejeckian and the entire Scuba Show Team for another amazing show! See you in 2020!

Are you ready to Dive at Gardens of the Queen?
Lisa scuba diving in Cuba at Gardens of the Queen


Scuba Show at Long Beach Convention Center is America’s largest consumer dive expo. Visitors get everything they ever wanted to know about scuba in one place, at one time. Scuba exhibitors and scuba diving retailers showcase the latest scuba gear as well as exotic and local dive destinations. Scuba Show also includes various seminars, film festivals and a casino party.

Want to go next year?

The Scuba Show will take place on 2 days from Saturday, 30. May to Sunday, 31. May 2020 in Long Beach.

Scuba Show 2018https://wesaidgotravel.com/underwater-world-scuba-show-2018/

video https://youtu.be/p4BsKWQ2FKI social:  Instagram

Scuba Show 2017https://wesaidgotravel.com/the-underwater-world-is-waiting-for-you-ready/

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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