During the exhibition boot Malta has been presented with the destination award 2018 for sport scuba diving. The exhibition boot is the leading trade fair for water sport activities which took place in Dusseldorf from 20.-28. January 2018.
Since 2014 the German diving association DIWA awards six persons annually who make outstanding contributions to the world of sport scuba diving. This year’s awards ceremony focused on influential women and president Wilfried Dickens has thanked all women within the scuba diving community without who sport diving couldn’t survive.
Taucher.net, the largest German speaking online portal for divers, participated for the first time in this ceremony and has presented the prestigious award to Malta – the tourism destination of the year 2017. Armin Süss, editor in chief of Taucher.net has handed over the prize to Michaela Hempel, Senior Marketing Executive of Malta Tourism Authority in Frankfurt Germany.
Malta was chosen as a destination because the Maltese islands cater for all facets of the scuba diving community and Malta holds an extreme positive pioneer role worldwide with regard to sport diving.