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.
Pre-Registration is required. Seating is limited. The workshop is free but some materials purchase is necessary.
This workshop will review common medical conditions that may require special attention by instructors and individuals with these conditions. There will also be an extensive examination of a divers ears. An otoscope is required for this program. Purchase can be made at registration.
If you are looking to start rebreather diving, this is an opportunity to learn how to be a wise consumer and make the choice that is right for you. If you already own a rebreather and want a review of academics, new trends and the future of CCR diving, then this seminar will inform you about accident analysis, preventionand staying safe.
By Tim Macrone, 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.
Close to Home Diving Adventure!
As divers and underwater photographers we love to travel to exotic destinations, but we also love to dive close to home. Jumping in our car could be as exciting as taking nine flights to the other side of the world! Join Larry and Olga as they travel up and down the east-coast. They will show images of blue lobsters and ice diving in New England. The blue sharks and marine life near Montauk. Shipwrecks off the coast of New York, New Jersey, 1000 Islands, as well as the attractions of Dutch Springs Park for scuba divers and the caves of Central Florida. They will also show photos of the wrecks, marine life and sand tiger sharks from North Carolina, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic that lures divers from around the world. Larry and Olga will also discuss the photo techniques used to capture the images.
Plastic pollution – A global portrait
Plastic debris are washing up on shores everywhere around the world. The problem is global and the effects on marine ecosystem, animals, and now humans, are becoming increasingly known. Learn about the extent of the problem, the causes and what easy solutions divers can implement.
Shipwreck Research Workshop
Interested in researching a shipwreck? Not sure where to start? This two hour academic session focuses on the intricacies of shipwreck research. Research expert Erik Petkovic delves into the basics of shipwreck research in great detail covering the differences between primary and secondary research, the researcher’s essential library, historic newspapers, the National Archives system, museums, online sources, photos, images and copyright, and the FOIA process. Erik uses fascinating stories and specific examples to get those more comfortable starting the intimidating research process. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or historian looking for a review, a wreck hunter looking for a new process, or a beginner looking to start delving into the wrecks you dive, this seminar is an opportunity to learn with an expert.