Schedule of Events

DC Dive Show has a fantastic line-up of speakers, seminars, workshops and events for the general public on Saturday and Sunday February 22 & 23, 2020!  See our schedule below.  You don’t want to miss out!

Each seminar or workshop schedule can be printed on your own printed to make a schedule of your favorite programs you wish to attend.

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.

DC Dive Show @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day
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.

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.

Battle of the Atlantic Research & Expedition Group (BAREG):  @ Room 303
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Battle of the Atlantic Research & Expedition Group (BAREG):  @ Room 303

Community-based Maritime Archaeology
BAREG was formed in 2012 by a group of divers with an interest in Battle of the Atlantic history and diving WWI and WWII wrecks.  Since then BAREG has surveyed six wrecks, all sunk by U-boats off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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

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”

1) The oldest shipwreck is dated at 600BCE
2) The earliest shipwreck is dated the 15th century.
3) The majority of the shipwrecks found are of the early Roman period.
4) In 2017 and 2018 the mission carried The Explorers Club flag.
5) The team has found and documented 58 ancient shipwrecks.
6) We will premier the documentary “Out of the Blue” at the DC show. A 15-minute film detailing the first 2 missions.
7) The first look at an intact Greek sailing vessel photo by (Soton Technology)
8. Why are there so many ancient shipwrecks there?

 

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

Patowmack Dive Club @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Patowmack Dive Club @ Room 306
The Patowmack Dive Club meets monthly to enjoy dinner and to talk about diving. We organize several land-based and liveaboard dive trips per year to locations at great dive sites in the United States, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and beyond. Our members range from non-divers and recently certified divers to old salts. Interests range from tropical water diving to underwater photography to cave/wreck diving. Patowmack Divers meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 at Mylo’s Grill in McLean, Va. We share our latest pictures, trade lessons learned, and discuss future dive trips. We frequently have guest speakers who talk about such diverse topics as Underwater Archeology, Reef Ecology, Treasure Hunting Expeditions, Underwater Photography and Environmental Issues. Learn more about us at http://www.patowmackdivers.com or https://www.facebook.com/PatowmackDivers/.
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!

RSVP Please

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.

REGISTRATION HERE
Find Me on Google @ Room 301
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Find Me on Google @ Room 301

Take Control of How Customers View Your Business Online

By specializing in a few core areas, the ability to make an impact for clients increases dramatically through an in-depth understanding of clients’ goals, core metrics, and the ability to develop and strengthen you online presence with proven strategies. Control the way your critical business information is displayed online across 60+ leading maps, apps, search engines, and social networks.

We can all learn better marketing insights so make sure you do not miss this event!

Business to Business Seminar

REGISTER HERE

Citizen Science Workshop @ Room 305
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Citizen Science Workshop @ Room 305

Citizen Science Workshop

A collection of seminars that involve ways divers can be involved in the ocean environment. These presentations include:
Sustainable Travel at 10AM
Spot-A-Shark – North Carolina 10:30AM
Citizen Science Travel Programs 11AM
–Break– 11:30AM
Coral Restoration Programs 12:30 PM
Pollution Portrait of Our Oceans 1PM

REGISTER HERE
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.

 

REGISTER HERE

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

Take Control of How Customers View Your Business Online

By specializing in a few core areas, the ability to make an impact for clients increases dramatically through an in-depth understanding of clients’ goals, core metrics, and the ability to develop and strengthen you online presence with proven strategies. Control the way your critical business information is displayed online across 60+ leading maps, apps, search engines, and social networks.

We can all learn better marketing insights so make sure you do not miss this event!

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

 

REGISTER HERE

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.

REGISTER HERE
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.

REGISTER HERE
Aug
1
Sat
2020
Dive Hope Fundraiser @ WhiteStar State Park
Aug 1 all-day

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