Schedule of Events

DC Dive Show has a fantastic line-up of speakers, seminars, and events for the general public on Saturday February 23, 2019!  There are two events on Saturday, one from 9:30AM to 5:30PM another starts Saturday Evening at 5:30PM until 8:30PM. There is a special VIP Ticket requirement that includes the evening events. See our schedule below.  You don’t want to miss out! You will be able to download a pdf schedule of events after December 31, 2018 at this location.

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Saturday Feb, 23

General Admission and/or VIP Admission

General Admission

Enjoy all show events on Saturday from 9:30AM-5:30PM. There is a line up of speakers and topics above. You can also download the list of speakers and topics with rooms and time.

On the show exhibit floor there will be live music, international and local exhibitors. We will have raffles for trips and gear.

Get tickets for General Admission TICKETS HERE

VIP Admission Theater Admission; General Admission

VIP Tickets provide admission to all Saturday daytime events that comes with General Admission plus all evening Theater Events. The Theater Event offers special discussion, film & images with several of Scuba Diving’s most talented adventurers, photographers and film makers. The nights line-up includes:

  • Becky Kagan Schott
  • Cristina Zenato
  • Tanya Houppermans
  • Nancy McGee

It will be a night to remember!

Get VIP TICKETS HERE

Live Music

Begins at 9:30AM on the Exhibit Floor

Trinidad Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra
10 AM Room 304

Treasures of North Carolina Diving

By Tanya Houppermans Blue Elements Imaging

North Carolina Diving

When divers think of world class dive destinations, North Carolina usually doesn’t come to mind. But it should! With warm water, great visibility, hundreds of shipwrecks, and a variety of large animals (including sharks, stingrays, turtles, barracuda, and dolphins), North Carolina offers something for every diver.

Come discover why North Carolina should be at the top of the list for your next dive trip!

10 AM Room 305

“Forgotten Islands of Indonesia”

By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions

“Forgotten Islands of Indonesia”

Exploratory diving – Join Rudy on a Liveaboard based dive trip to a remote Indonesian archipelago island group that provides pristine diving in and around islands that are called “Forgotten”. This is the area of highest bio-diversity in the world. Everywhere you look, you see new species! Rudy shares his diving experiences and species identifications with you!

10 AM Room 306

“Changing the World through Diving”

By Rob Currer, Patriot Scuba

"Changing the World through Diving"

All you really have to do to change the world is go dive!  In this seminar we will discuss how recreational divers can use their dives to help promote Ocean Health, Marine Conservation, Healing and Wellness, and the growth of developing communities.

10 AM Mezzanine above exhibit floor

Zombie Apocalypse Diver (ZAD)

By Frank Lewis, Dive With Frank

Zombie Diver Hones Skills and Composure but Makes you giggle!

Do you love scuba diving AND zombies? Well then you’re in the right place! I am lucky enough to be an instructor the for the most interesting distinctive specialty out there – The ORIGINAL PADI Zombie Apocalypse Diver course. When I tell folks that I teach it I always get the question“What the heck do you learn in that course?” Well come to this seminar and learn how we prepare for the nigh-inevitable zombie apocalypse!
— Frank Lewis

10 AM Demonstration Booth 1

Regulator Design & Service

By Tim Macrone, Service Technician

Regulator Design & Service

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. The presenter will identify techniques to maximize the performance of your regulator.

11 am Room 305

Cave Diving

By Cristina Zenato, Shark Diver, Cave Diver

CAVE DIVING, THE BASICS, THE ADVANCED AND THE EXPLORATION LEVELS

How cave diving becomes a lifetime possibility of continuous growth and improvement, leaving always room for new adventures and discoveries.

11 AM Room 305

Expedition Diving- Rajan The Swimming Elephant

By Nancy McGee, Explorer, Film Maker

Rajan, the Swimming Elephant
An ocean-swimming four-ton Asian bull elephant frolics in the waters of the Andaman Sea, like a kid on opening day at the municipal pool. When I told my friends I was going to travel 12 time zones to film an elephant swimming, they all responded,
“Elephants swim?” This one does.
11 AM Room 306

“Personalizing Decompression Stress Modeling”

By Virginie Papadopoulou Ph.D, Research Assistant Professor & Divers Alert Network Scholar

“Personalizing decompression stress modeling”

This presentation focuses on new techniques to detect bubbles in the body post-dive and goes over recent advances in assessing decompression stress. It outlines how these may be used to personalize decompression guidelines and why, surprisingly, research in this area of extreme environmental physiology relates to cancer diagnosis and therapy.

11 AM Mezzanine above exhibit floor

We Dive for the Adventure

By Cathryn Castle & Gui Garcia, C2G2 Productions

We Dive for the Adventure How to Plan Mission-Specific Aquatic Adventures

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Scuba diving helps you see more of it. With just a little research you can start to map out your aquatic adventure goals. No matter what type of diving you’re interested in, veteran aquatic explorers and filmmakers Capt. Gui Garcia and Cathryn Castle Garcia can help you craft a mission-specific aquatic adventure plan that offers a lifetime of fascinating exploration.

11:00 AM Demonstration Booth 1

Become A Diver

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

12 Noon Room 304

“GUIDE TO LAKE ERIE TECHNICAL WRECK DIVING”

By Erik Petkovic, Explorer,Shipwreck Researcher, Author

GUIDE TO LAKE ERIE TECHNICAL WRECK DIVING

This presentation will provide a thorough examination of the deepest wrecks in Lake Erie –

some of the best wrecks in the world. In an arena which can only be dived with specialized

equipment, training, and experience, Erik will examine the wrecks which rest deeper than 130

feet through untold stories, remarkable penetration dives, and spectacular underwater

photographs.

12 NOON Room 305

Set Free Your Inner Adventurer

By Michael Eversmier, Aquatic Photographer, Owner Aqua Ventures

Finding Great Diving In the Mid Atlantic

Most recreational divers take up diving for one of two reasons, vacation or adventure. While our Mid-Atlantic region may not be a popular dive vacation destination it is a great place to set your inner adventurer free. Underwater explorer, Michael Eversmier, will wet your appetite to a diverse array of local adventures.

12 Noon Room 306

Otic Barotraume, Your Ears and Diving

By David Charash DO, CWS, FACEP, FUHM

Otic Barotrauma (Ear Injury in Divers): What every Diver Needs to Know!

Middle ear Barotrauma is the most common medical complication of diving. DR Charash will review common medical issues that are related to diving. Common problems will include problems with the external middle and inner ear. Differentiating problems related to both descent and ascent will be reviewed. Demonstration of improved techniques to help diver help clear their ears will be demonstrated on the video otoscope.

12 Noon Mezzanine above the Exhibit floor

Aggressor Adventures

By Wayne Hasson, Partner Aggressor Adventures

Aggressor Adventures

 

 

12:30 PM Demonstration Booth 1

Become A Diver

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

1 PM Room 304

Truk Lagoon WWII Wrecks

By Gregory Piper, Greg Piper Arts

"75 Years After" Wrecks of WWII

Join Greg as he reviews Truk Lagoon 75 years after WWII.

Gregory Piper is an award-winning underwater and nature photo-journalist based in Washington, DC. His images have graced the pages of the world’s top diving and nature publications, including National Geographic, and Discovery. He keeps his dedication to conservation and advocacy for ethical diving practices at the forefront of his work to inspire and educate others. Keep up with Piper and his forthcoming projects at www.gregpiperart.comand be sure to follow his journey on Instagram @gregpiperarts

 

1 PM Room 305

“Diving into Bali”

By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions

Diving into Bali

Visit Bali Indonesia with it’s exotic history and wonderful diving. This is a cultural experience with the Temples as well as world class diving with Mantas, US WWII wreck, muck diving and true, blue coral reef waters. Join Rudy as he presents Bali, it’s culture and it’s diving

1 PM Room 306

Scuttling at Scapa Flow

By Thomas Easop

Past, Present, Future. The Centenary of the Scuttling in Scapa Flow

Next June marks the centenary of the scuttling of the WW1 German fleet and the twentieth anniversary of The Guns and Armour of Scapa Flow project. Reviewing photographs from the project and recent re-photographic survey of the wrecks, we’ll explore historic naval technology, photographic techniques, and evolving changes to the wrecks themselves.

 

1 PM Mezzanine Above Exhibit Floor

Lionfish Invasion

By Brian Asher, President at Coast Watch Alliance

Lionfish Invaders

Originally from the southern Pacific and Indian oceans, lion fish as pets, have become invaders of the Caribbean and the Eastern Atlantic Coastal waters of North America.

Live Music

Begins at 1:30 PM on the Exhibit Floor

Chris Sacks Duo
1:30 PM Demonstration Booth 1

Become A Diver

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

Become A Diver

Scuba Divers has their own lifestyle. Learn what it takes to become certified as a diver. Learn about the life of adventure over islands and continents and oceans awaits.

2 PM Room 304

Ocean Metaphors

By Cathryn Castle & Gui Garcia, C2G2 Productions

Ocean Metaphor: Unexpected Life Lessons from the Sea

interesting facts about marine animals they’ve encountered and share insightful life lessons and treasured quotes aimed at helping us relate to the underwater world—and our own lives—in a deeper, more meaningful way.

2 PM Room 305

Trapping the Terror

By Marc Moran, ReefSave

Building and Deployment of the NOAA Lionfish Trap

The lionfish is an invasive species in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Reasearching ways to limit the spread of the lionfish is a major concern to the health of these waters. Marc will discuss ways the ReefSave organization is working with NOAA to trap these invaders.

2 PM Room 306

“Personalizing Decompression Stress Modeling”

By Virginie Papadopoulou Ph.D, Research Assistant Professor & Divers Alert Network Scholar

“Personalizing decompression stress modeling”

This presentation focuses on new techniques to detect bubbles in the body post-dive and goes over recent advances in assessing decompression stress. It outlines how these may be used to personalize decompression guidelines and why, surprisingly, research in this area of extreme environmental physiology relates to cancer diagnosis and therapy.

 

2 PM Mezzanine above Exhibit Floor

Sun Protection-Reef Protection

By Andy Olday, Stream2Sea

Protecting the Reef from Harsh Chemicals

If we want to play in the water, we should also be responsible for what we bring into it. Understanding the ingredients in skin and body care products and their affect on the marine environment, is the first step to make better choices.

2:30 PM Demonstration Booth 1

Regulator Design & Service

By Tim Macrone, Service Technician

Regulator Design & Service

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. The presenter will identify techniques to maximize the performance of your regulator.

3 PM Room 304

Fiji

By Micheal Brown, Beqa Lagoon Resort

Fiji Beautiful Adventure, Beautiful Culture

Fiji

3 PM Room 305

“Philippines Style”

By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions

"Philippines Style"

In the heart of the Coral Triangle, we find Philippine locations that supply first class diving and first class accommodations.  Here is where the species count is unparalleled. Join Rudy with the amazing fish and critters of the muck and blue water coral reefs of this very bio-diverse area.”Philippines Style”

3 PM Room 306

Hyperbaric Careers

By David Charash DO, CWS, FACEP, FUHM

Hyperbaric Careers in Diving

3 PM Mezzanine above exhibit floor

Zombie Apocalypse Diver (ZAD)

By Frank Lewis, Dive With Frank

Zombie Diver Hones Skills and Composure but Makes you giggle!

Frank LewisDiving is Fun! Zombie Apocalypse Diver training takes the fun to a whole new level. Advance your skills underwater while avoiding … of all things … ZOMBIES! It’s fun. Your skills go to a new high level as does your composure… aside from giggling underwater. Join Frank Lewis to learn more!

3:30 PM Demonstration Booth 1

Become A Diver

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

Become A Diver

Scuba Divers has their own lifestyle. Learn what it takes to become certified as a diver. Learn about the life of adventure over islands and continents and oceans awaits.

4 PM Room 304

“LOST TALES OF DEATH AND SURVIVAL”

By Erik Petkovic, Explorer,Shipwreck Researcher, Author

LOST TALES OF DEATH AND SURVIVAL

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.

4 pm Room 305

Diving at the National Aquarium, Baltimore

By John Harman, 30+ Year Volunteer, Course Director

Volunteer Diver Program

This presentation will introduce you to 2 ways you can dive the National Aquarium.  As a guest diver or volunteer.  John Harman a 30+ year volunteer diver at the aquarium will explain both programs and how you can dive the aquarium. 

4 PM Room 306

Coral Reef Conservation

By Andrea R. Williams, IDC Staff Instructor, Coral Reef Restoration Team, Blue Planet Scuba

Coral Reef Restoration Project

Ready to discover coral restoration? Want to learn how to be a citizen scientist and participate in valuable volunteer work while diving? Hear how a diver learned about the Coral Restoration Foundation, her journey as Coral Restoration Specialists and how this work benefits our oceans.

4:00 PM Mezzanine above Exhibit Floor

Black Girls Dive Foundation

By Nevada Winrow, 

Keeping Young Girls & Women Afloat

KEEPING YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN AFLOAT

The Black Girls Dive Foundation inspires and empowers young girls and women to engage in aquatic-based recreational and STEM activities through innovative programmatic initiatives to increase the number of women pursuing careers in aquatic sciences.

BGDF Web Page

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