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.
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.
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.
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.