Calendar

Feb
22
Sat
2020
BCD Design, Features and Choosing the Right BCD for You @ Demonstration 2
Feb 22 all-day
BCD Design, Features and Choosing the Right BCD for You @ Demonstration 2

What is the right BCD for you? The Show will have a Buoyancy Compensator specialist on hand to demonstrate designs, features and comfort of various BCD’s on the market. Are you looking for a harness style? Jacket or Backmount or something in-between? We can help.

BECOME A DIVER @ DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
Feb 22 all-day
BECOME A DIVER @ DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1

By Scuba Instructor Group, Local Scuba Diving Trainers & Trip Leaders

We will have staff scuba instructors from local retailers to speak to you about what it takes to become a scuba diver. They even have a FREE Demonstration Coupon for you to use at your local retailer’s training sessions. Ask for the coupon and then book a convenient time with the store to enjoy breathing underwater.

Live Music – TRINIDAD TOBAGO STEEL DRUM ORCHESTRA @ Exhibit Floor
Feb 22 all-day
Live Music - TRINIDAD TOBAGO STEEL DRUM ORCHESTRA @ Exhibit Floor

Start your day off with the sound of steel drums!

REGULATOR DESIGN, SELECTION & SERVICE @ Demonstration Booth 1
Feb 22 all-day
REGULATOR DESIGN, SELECTION & SERVICE @ Demonstration Booth 1

By Tim Macrone, Regulator Specialist & Service Technician

The Demonstration booths offer a close up and personal view of the topics being presented. Ask questions one-on-one.

Watch as an expert service technician describes how a regulator works down to the individual parts. What designs make one regulator easier breathing? The presenter will identify designs and service techniques to maximize the performance of your regulator.

Video Shorts @ Exhibit Floor
Feb 22 all-day
Video Shorts @ Exhibit Floor

Throughout the day Saturday & Sunday there will be large video screens running short videos. These videos are entertaining, educational and just fun to watch.

Underwater Photography Techniques
Resort Video Reviews
Adventures Underwater
Gear Reviews

Take a minute to review and enjoy.

Ancient Greek Wrecks- John Stella @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ancient Greek Wrecks- John Stella @ Room 306

Wreck Alley from 10 BC? Discover the efforts of the Archeological Society of Greece and local citizen scientist working off key islands in Greece to recover and preserve the history of ocean commerce of Ancient Greece. Nat Geo calls this area “Ancient shipwreck capital of the World”.

Blue Holes of the Bahamas- Jill Heinerth @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Blue Holes of the Bahamas- Jill Heinerth @ Room 304

Diving deep into crystal caves, Jill Heinerth shares her experiences from National Geographic and NOVA television projects where an interdisciplinary team of biologists, climatologists, and anthropologists discover intriguing evidence of the earliest human inhabitants of the islands, found animals seen nowhere else on Earth, and recovered a remarkable record of the planet’s climate.

Freediving @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Freediving @ Room 305

Freediving is the true “SILENT DIVE”. Learn all about this skill. Use these skills to get closer to those rare animals and fish in the ocean.

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Marine Habitat- Ben Scheelk @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Marine Habitat- Ben Scheelk @ Room 302

The Ocean Foundation’s SeaGrass Grow program allows you to defend against climate change AND restore critical marine habitats like seagrasses and mangroves, which are recognized worldwide as one of the most productive and diverse coastal marine habitat communities in the world.

Zebra Mussels and Environmental Threats- Michael Eversmier @ Room 301
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zebra Mussels and Environmental Threats- Michael Eversmier @ Room 301

Zebra mussels and other environmental threats to our local waters
No one of sound mind sets out to harm our environment, especially close to home. Yet it is possible your diving practices may do it accidentally. Zebra mussels, rock snot, hydrilla, Frankenfish and micro-plastics are just a few of the invaders that have found their way into Maryland’s waters. A little knowledge about why invasives are not welcome, along with some proper planning and gear cleaning will keep you from being part of the problem.

Diver Medic- Sandy Shaw @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fiji- Michael Brown @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lost Tales of Death & Survival- Erik Petkovic @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lost Tales of Death & Survival- Erik Petkovic @ Room 306

More Lost Tales of Death & Survival
Erik debuts the highly anticipated sequel to his extremely popular Lost Tales of Death & Survivalpresentation. Through Erik’s unique storytelling, relive some of the most harrowing tales never told of shipwreck and rescue. These stories, which have been lost to history, are now brought out of the depths and being presented like only Erik can. Through a mixture of archival, historical, and underwater photographs, Erik pieces together these remarkable tales of death and survival.
If you like Erik’s signature presentation, you will not want to miss part two.

Pirate Women of the Caribbean- Laura Duncombe @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pirate Women of the Caribbean- Laura Duncombe @ Room 304

Women pirates have been sailing alongside their male counterparts since the dawn of time, so why have they been largely ignored by history?  This presentation explores why women’s substantial efforts in the field of piracy have been left off the record…and why that’s a huge mistake. It also introduces several key female pirates and shares the stories of their lives and most famous exploits. It’s a rollicking blend of history, feminism, and adventure suitable for all ages. Come and be inspired by these legendary ladies—peg leg and eye patch not required.

A Cultural Guide to Planning a Caribbean Diving Adventure- Cathryn Castle Garcia & Capt. Gui Garcia @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A Cultural Guide to Planning a Caribbean Diving Adventure- Cathryn Castle Garcia & Capt. Gui Garcia @ Room 304

Cathryn Castle Garcia and Capt. Gui Garcia, C2G2Productions.com

At least 28 island nations and more than 7,000 individual islands make up the region we call “the Caribbean.” All feature warm, clear water and vibrant reefs, but with so many islands, how do you choose the Caribbean diving adventure that’s right for you? This seminar will provide an island-by-island overview of the type of diving you can enjoy. You’ll also experience a cultural tour of the Caribbean – the history, the people, the food and music and festivals that give each island its own unique flair – and offer tips for planning a “beyond the guidebook” personalized Caribbean dive vacation.

Cuba Island Lost in Time- Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cuba Island Lost in Time- Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey @ Room 305

Cuba Island Lost in Time
In 1962, the US government prevented US citizens from traveling to Cuba. In 2015 the US and Cuba started to normalize diplomatic relations. Larry and Olga have been to Cuba twice. They will talk about their adventures diving the Bay of Pigs, and Gardens of the Queen. They will discuss the many species of marine life including the healthy shark, grouper and American crocodile population. They will also share their exploration of Havana and the countryside. Showing the culture and life styles of the Cuban people.

Diving Fitness- Dr. David Charash @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Family Travel – Kid’s Sea Camp- Kid’s Sea Camp Staff @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Family Travel - Kid's Sea Camp- Kid's Sea Camp Staff @ Room 302

Family Diving Travel

Kids Sea Camp is a family vacation that creates memories to last a lifetime and provide families with quality safe global adventures for all members of your family. Kids Sea Camp is special needs friendly, and we pride ourselves on educating children to be better buddies to each other and our fragile underwater world. Here’s why you should choose us.

Saving A Whale- Julie Ouimet & Michel Labrecque @ Room 301
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Saving a Whale: The story of a Rescue Operation

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a call is received. A Humpback Whale is entangled in a net. Our boat will be the lead in a rescue attempt to free the whale. Witness the rescuers’ attempts to cut the restraining net and see the outcome of their efforts. A minute-by-minute account of the operation and why the protocols exist.

Scuba Diving and Fooding Around the Caribbean- Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WWII Wrecks of the Solomon Islands – Greg Piper @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ancient Greek Wrecks- John Stella @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ancient Greek Wrecks- John Stella @ Room 306

Wreck Alley from 10 BC? Discover the efforts of the Archeological Society of Greece and local citizen scientist working off key islands in Greece to recover and preserve the history of ocean commerce of Ancient Greece. Nat Geo calls this area “Ancient shipwreck capital of the World”.

Sharks Matter- How You Can Help- David Shiffman PhD @ Room 301
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sharks Matter- How You Can Help- David Shiffman PhD @ Room 301

Why sharks matter- the ecological and economic importance of sharks, the threats they face, and how you can help!

Sharks are some of the most fascinating, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals in the world. Join Dr. David Shiffman, a marine conservation biolgoist specializing in shark management policy, to learn all about these amazing animals and their conservation. This talk will include the latest scientific facts surrounding shark conservation, as well as a detailed description of how concerned citizens can help protect these animals.

The Aging Diver- Dr. Lynn Diggs @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feature Theater Event- Exploring the Polar Ice Caps- Jill Heinerth & Amos Nachoum @ Ballroom B Theater
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Our climate is changing and it is most evident in our polar regions. Jill Heinerth and Amos Nachoum documented their adventures and describe their exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions.

Amos Nachoum one of a very few to film and photograph polar bears swimming. Jill Heinerth the first to cave inside icebergs of the Arctic. Both have encounters that are sure to raise icebergs on your skin.

Chill with us at 2pm Saturday for our Featured Event of the DCDiveShow.

 

POSTER

Deadliest Great Lakes Shipwrecks- Erik Petkovic @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Deadliest Great Lakes Shipwrecks- Erik Petkovic @ Room 305

Deadliest Great Lakes Shipwrecks

Relive the tragic stories of the 10 deadliest shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Using vivid archival photos, spectacular underwater images, captivating accounts of survival, and long forgotten calamitous stories, Erik brings these deadly tales out of the depths.

Planning, Packing and Traveling Like a Pro- Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Planning, Packing and Traveling Like a Pro- Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 302

Cathryn Castle Garcia and Capt. Gui Garcia, C2G2Productions.com

This seminar is for the intrepid scuba diving adventurer who wants to explore well beyond the beaten path. You’ll get pragmatic, practical travel planning advice – including how to select an exotic destination, plan and insure your trip, and pack like a pro – while saving money, staying safe and enjoying an epic adventure.

Shark Diving in Rhode Island- Michael Eversmier @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shark Diving in Rhode Island- Michael Eversmier @ Room 304

Beautiful Blues
Looking for a different diving adventure that is easy and close to home? How about swimming with one of the ocean’s most beautiful sharks, the blue shark. Just 20 to 30 miles off our northeast coast, where the gulfstream meets coastal waters, is a prime area to encounter blues and other interesting pelagics like makos, ocean sunfish, tuna, turtles, whales and dolphins. Discover why you’ll want to make this adventure a bucket list priority.

Underwater & Topside Mexico- Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Underwater & Topside Mexico- Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey @ Room 305

Underwater & Topside Mexico:
Mexico offers a variety of underwater experiences for the adventurous scuba diver. From Cozumel, Riviera Maya, the Sea of Cortez and Socorro, Mexico is never mundane. Larry and Olga will show images from their travels on both the east and west coast of this compelling country. They will discuss the variety of marine life in each location. They will also share their exploration of the culture, terrestrial wildlife and archaeological sites.

Atlantic Wreck Divers (Club) @ Room 301
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Atlantic Wreck Divers (Club) @ Room 301

Atlantic Wreck Divers is a scuba diving club devoted to exploration of shipwrecks. We organize ~25+ dives annually to East Coast shipwrecks ranging from DE to SC, the Great Lakes and well beyond! We conduct all business via email, so we accept members from ANYWHERE! We meet the 2nd Wednesday of most months at Rams Head Tavern in Savage MD. As a member you’ll get access to an affordable and active annual wreck diving charter schedule. Find us on Facebook or at our website – https://wreckdiv.wixsite.com/atlanticwreckdivers

SOMD Divers Club Meeting @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SOMD Divers Club Meeting @ Room 305

Southern Maryland Divers, LLC is proud to fully support the Southern Maryland Dive Club. While not tethered to the business, the dive club has the full support of the shop. The club is designed for everyone and anyone to join us at our meetings to learn new things, discuss dive trips, and meet new people.

The club has no membership requirements or dues, and is very informal. Just show up to the meetings and enjoy the content that has been put together for you.

The club schedules local fun dives, oyster diving, and other fun SCUBA related activities. ​

SOMD Divers Web Page

UAS Club Meeting @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
UAS Club Meeting @ Room 304

Join members of the UnderWater Adventure Seekers for their club meeting. Current members and potential members welcome.

Visit the UASDivers web page.
Caribbean Carnival Social @ Morrison-Clark Host Hotel
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Caribbean Carnival Social @ Morrison-Clark Host Hotel

Join us for the Mid-Winter Scuba Divers Social. This is a chance to come out and have some fun! Meet scuba divers from all over the region. Old diving buddies and meet new diving buddies.

Just Fun!

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