Calendar

Feb
23
Sun
2020
BCD Design, Features and Choosing the Right BCD for You @ Demonstration 2
Feb 23 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- Regional Scuba Instructors @ DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
Feb 23 all-day
BECOME A DIVER- Regional Scuba Instructors @ 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 – CHRIS SACKS DUO @ Exhibit Floor/Mezzanine
Feb 23 all-day
LIVE MUSIC - CHRIS SACKS DUO @ Exhibit Floor/Mezzanine

Steel Drum and guitar beach music. Begins at 10:30 AM on the Exhibit Floor

Regulator Design, Selection and Service- Tim Macrone @ Demonstration Booth 1
Feb 23 all-day
Regulator Design, Selection and Service- Tim Macrone @ 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 23 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.

Expanding Retail Travel Program- Cheryl Patterson & Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 306
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Expanding Retail Travel Program- Cheryl Patterson & Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 306

Whether you are new to selling travel or seeking to grow your existing business, this seminar is a must for retail store owners wishing to build a dynamic dive and adventure program. Travel should not be a break even part of your business – it should be a highly profitable part. Through tips, tricks and discussions with industry professionals and peers, discover how to sell travel effectively and set yourself apart as a true one-stop-shop and drive your business success.

This program is limited to store employees and travel agents.

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Diving Medicine Workshop @ Room 302
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Diving Medicine Workshop @ Room 302
This workshop is a 3 part series
Diving with Diabetes
The Aging Diver and other …

What do we do when we are diagnosed with a disease that may affect our ability to scuba dive. What happens when age creeps upon us and we still have that adventurous spirit. Dr. Lynne Diggs will discuss ways we can continue to enjoy breathing air at depth with a few precautions.

Ears

Otic Barotrauma is the most common medical complaint that we face as a diver. This must attend workshop will include a comprehensive lecture on common conditions related to diving and ears and sinus problems commonly encountered. A demonstration using the video Otoscope will allow each attendee to review optimal ways to clear their ears. A hands on workshop will include a training in the use of the DAN Otoscope. The workshop includes the DAN Otoscope.

Pre-Registration required.

Diver First AID

When an accident occurs, what can you do to assist?  Will your basic first aid help until higher trained personnel arrive?  What if we are hours from help or on a remote island?  If close enough to shore, is the local EMS trained to recognize dive related injuries?  All of these questions will be answered in this seminar.

 

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Freediving @ Room 304
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Freediving @ Room 304

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.

Pirate Women of the Caribbean- Laura Duncombe @ Room 305
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rated Trades Media Group-Sir Samuel Marx @ Room 303
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Shaping the public’s perception of your business. Open to all business owners and media staff.

Rebreather 101- Jill Heinerth @ Room 301
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rebreather 101- Jill Heinerth @ Room 301

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.

Registration Required

 

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Sustainable Travel Programs- Cheryl Patterson & Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 306
Feb 23 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Sustainable Travel Programs- Cheryl Patterson & Cathryn Castle Garcia @ Room 306

This program reviews efforts divers can take to reduce their footprint in the sand. Discover travel that brings out the citizen scientist in you. Travel to locations that offer programs of sustainability. Work to maintain the coral reefs, dine on delicious locally grown meals and enjoy visiting and learning about other cultures.

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Close to Home Adventures- Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey @ Room 305
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Close to Home Adventures- Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey @ Room 305

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.

Pollution Global Portrait-Julie Ouimet & Michel Labrecque @ Room 306
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Pollution Global Portrait-Julie Ouimet & Michel Labrecque @ Room 306

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.

Shark Diving in Rhode Island- Michael Eversmier @ Room 305
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Shark Diving in Rhode Island- Michael Eversmier @ Room 305

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.

Shipwreck Research Workshop- Erik Petkovic & John Stella @ Room 301
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shipwreck Research Workshop- Erik Petkovic & John Stella @ Room 301

Shipwreck Research Workshop

Interested in researching a shipwreck? Not sure where to start? This two hour session focuses on shipwreck research. Expert Erik Petkovic delves into the basics of shipwreck research.

  • 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 make you more comfortable starting this 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.

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