BAY AREA DIVERS
Scuba Divers Market and Expo
AREA DIVERS is completing plans for their 36th Annual
Scuba Divers Market
and Expo. Date for the Market is set for
Saturday, October 8th, 2011. This is the LARGEST
Scuba Diver Market
in Texas with divers shopping for NEW and USED equipment
and other diving accessories at YOUR table. Exhibitors at the Market
include dive shops, individuals, clubs, conservation organizations
and others. This provides an opportunity for dive shops to move
inventory prior to the winter months, for dive clubs to promote
themselves and to sell members' used equipment, for conservation
organizations to provide information to the public and others, such
as travel agents and artists, to offer their services and products.
Vendors, dive clubs, naturalists, marine conservationists and divers
come from all over the southwest region to take advantage of this
unique gathering of the
Market will again be held at CD "CAP" Landolt Pavilion (see enclosed
flyer with map).
Market hours are 10am until 4pm.
up time for exhibitors are from ~8 AM to 10 AM **
appreciates your interest and we will do everything possible to make
your day fun and profitable. A group of our members will be
available at ~8 AM to help you unload your vehicle and another group
will help you reload at 4 PM. Our members will furnish: tables, two-wheel hand trucks, ladders for signs, some
extension cords, and electricity. If you have any special needs,
please contact our Chairperson. As vendors reserve their space at
the Market, they will be listed on our website www.bayareadivers.org.
If you would like to have a link from our website to yours, please
include it on your application. The Bay Area Divers website is very
active and has a lot of divers checking it regularly for new
information. This is a good marketing opportunity for your company
the past, we will hold door prize drawings every hour. You may make
your contributions to the speaker's table (located on the stage) and
your organization will be recognized over the PA. In addition, we
will be giving special recognition to those companies or
organizations that contribute to door prizes on our website at
any coupons provided by you for specials at your table will be
handed out at the gate. These coupons can be any size, shape or
color with or without time restrictions good for specific items at
your table on that day only. Or if you don't have time to create
your own coupons, but would like to run specials, we will be
announcing "dive flag specials" throughout the day. BAD has a
flashing “specials” light that will be moved from vendor to vendor
over the course of the day. These announced specials were especially
effective to stimulate sales. Please make a list of your specials
with description details and schedule the time with the coordinator
at the main BAD table at the front of the stage or you can turn each
special in to the announcer at any time during the day. The flashing
light is available on a first come basis.
deposit (see application enclosed) will hold your table selection
until 9:45 AM on the day of the event. In the past, we have had
vendors ask us to hold a table and then not show or call. This year
we will release your table at 9:45 AM if you are a "no show". Also,
there will be no "sublet" of tables or space to other vendors. One
of our BAD officers will collect the balance of your table rental by
Table rental fees will be the same as last year.
Floor spaces are available for rental. Floor space is available
to commercial vendors only and the number of floor spaces cannot
exceed the number of tables purchased. These are intended to
supplement commercial vendor tables and will allow space for racks,
etc. On the attached layout they are marked SE1-SE6 and SW1-SW6.
entry fee for the public will be $6. To aid in control of access to
exhibitors' tables, we will allow two free salespersons per table.
These individuals will have their hands stamped prior to 10 AM.
After the initial stamping, all other salespersons will pay the
entry fee. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
also offer a consignment table setup and run by BAD for those
individuals that have 1-3 items to sell and cannot be available to
man an individual table all day.
of commonly asked questions (with answers) is attached for your
information. Please contact us for clarification of these questions
or additional questions you may have. Also, we welcome any
suggestions or ideas you have to make this market better.
years past, this application is being mailed to everyone on the same
day - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! Your cancelled check will be your
receipt. If you have any additional questions, call our Chairperson
at the phone number listed below (when not available, this number is
answered by voice mail). We look forward to seeing all of
you again for the Annual BAD
Scuba Divers Market and Expo.
information enclosed in this packet can also be found on our website
more information contact Doreen Wells at 409-622-3022 or