Dive and Ecotourism Expo in Brisbane

Visiting Brisbane in October?  If you have any interest in marine wildlife, try to schedule a day or more at ODEX, the Oceania Dive & Ecotourism Expo from Friday October 7th – Sunday October 9th 2011 (open 10am Daily) at the RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

tail of humback whale

Tail of humpback whale (photo by Ronda Green, Araucaria Ecotours, while on tour with Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching)

Experts from all around Australia, plus Fiji, New Guinea and elsewhere will be displaying and presenting on SCUBA diving, snorkelling, marine life, conservation issues, and more, and dive equipment, books, tours and other items will be on sale. You will hear about diving in Egypt, the Maldives and other exotic locations.

A special photography competition, open until 12 September, will aid marine conservation as well as offering great prizes: “100s of marine enthusiasts from across the world will descend beneath the surface of the waters of the whole of Australasia to help create an underwater snapshot of our amazing bioregion, and show the world what we have to lose.”

Ecotourism Australia will have a display, and a cluster of eco-accredited operations involving marine ecotourism.

Wildlife Tourism Australia will also have a display of members’ products and WTA’s aims and policies.

For more details, visit www.odex.com.au