BAY AREA DIVERS
Scuba Divers Market and Expo
AREA DIVERS is completing plans for their 40th Annual
Scuba Divers Market
and Expo. Date for the Market this year is set for
Saturday, October 7th, 2017. 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, equipment manufacturers, clubs, conservation organizations,
travel agents, individuals,
and others. This provides an opportunity for:
dive shops to move
inventory prior to the winter months and promote training and
for dive clubs to promote
themselves and to sell members' used equipment,
organizations to provide information to the public and others,
for travel agents and artists
to offer their services and information about their products,
manufacturers to demonstrate their products and connect with
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
flyer with map).
Market hours are 10am until 2pm. **
up time for exhibitors are from ~8am to 10am. **
Vendors must be on site by 9am or their space may be forfeited. No
refunds are given for forfeited space. **
vendors must occupy their space until
2pm or they may not be
welcomed back as a vendor the following year. **
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 ~8am to help you unload your vehicle and another group
will help you reload at 2pm. Unloading and loading can only take
place in the Unloading Area noted on the Table Layout Map. No
unloading or loading will be through the ticket sales gate. 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. Due to the
noise level, and PA system announcements will be challenging to hear
so this year we will be making visual announcements as well as
projecting Door Prize listings. In addition, we
will be giving special recognition to those companies or
organizations that contribute door prizes on our website at www.bayareadivers.org.
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 or
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.
returning vendors to hold the same or similar place as last year,
your deposit must be received by Sept 15th. After August 29th, any
space not reserved will be released and available on a first-come,
first-served basis. Last year we sold out 2 weeks before the
event with all vendors showing. Final payment of vendor space
will be due by Oct 1st or your deposit may be forfeited unless you
make special arrangements with the Market Chairman.
is no "sublet" of tables or space to other vendors and
only one vendor per space. Also, no food or drink concessions are
allowed unless you have prior written consent of the Market
Chairman. Food and Drink concessions will be available at the
market and are a fundraiser of Bay Area Divers Scuba Club.
Table rental fees will be the same as the last year. We have
updated the layout to provide more flow of traffic for all vendors.
We hope you are pleased with the changes! Individual tables
will only be available after Oct 1st and only at the discretion of
the Market Chairman.
Floor spaces are available for rent. 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 Table Layout they are marked SE1-SE6 and SW1-SW6.
added 10'x10' booth spaces this year. These
will have one 29"x8' table and 2 chairs and are ideal for vendors
with large booth displays such as manufacturers.
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 MUST have a vendor bracelet to enter the market.
All others must pay the entry fee. Vendor bracelets will be
given to only fully paid vendors before 9am upon entering the
unloading area. You must make arrangements to meet any late
coming assistants at the gate with bracelets. Our volunteers
can assist you, but please do not ask the front gate attendants to
make an exception. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
also offer a consignment table that is setup and run by BAD
volunteers for those
individuals that have 1-5 items to sell and cannot be available to
man an individual table (if available) all day.
provided a list
of commonly asked questions (with answers) 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 emailed to past vendors on the same
day - After August 29th -- FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! Your cancelled check will be your
receipt. If you have any additional questions, please call our Chairperson
at the phone number listed below (when not available, this number is
answered by voice mail and will be returned shortly). We look
forward to seeing all of you again for the Bay Area Divers Annual
Scuba Divers Market and Expo!
information mentioned on this page can also be found on our website
more information contact Market Chairman at 409-622-3022 or