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!

You will be able to download a pdf schedule of events after December 31, 2019 at this location.

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Saturday Feb 22 & Sunday Feb 23

General Admission

Feb 23 @ 9:30 am Exhibit Floor
Start your day off with the sound of steel drums!
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Room 306
By Rob Currer, Patriot Scuba 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Room 305
By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions 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”.[...]
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Room 304
By Tanya Houppermans Blue Elements Imaging 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am MEZZANINE ABOVE EXHIBIT FLOOR
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
By Scuba Instructor Group, Local Scuba Diving Trainers & Trip Leaders
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am Room 305
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am Room 305
By Nancy McGee, Explorer, Film Maker 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am Room 306
By Virginie Papadopoulou Ph.D, Research Assistant Professor & Divers Alert Network Scholar 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am MEZZANINE ABOVE EXHIBIT FLOOR
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm MEZZANINE ABOVE THE EXHIBIT FLOOR
By Wayne Hasson, Partner Aggressor Adventures  
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm Room 304
By Erik Petkovic, Explorer,Shipwreck Researcher, Author 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm Room 306
By David Charash DO, CWS, FACEP, FUHM 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm Room 305
By Michael Eversmier, Aquatic Photographer, Owner Aqua Ventures 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
By Scuba Instructor Group, Local Scuba Diving Trainers & Trip Leaders
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Room 305
By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm MEZZANINE ABOVE EXHIBIT FLOOR
By Brian Asher, President at Coast Watch Alliance 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.
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Room 306
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm Room 304
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,[...]
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm Exhibit Floor
Begins at 1:30 PM on the Exhibit Floor
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm Room 304
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm Room 306
By Virginie Papadopoulou Ph.D, Research Assistant Professor & Divers Alert Network Scholar This presentation focuses on new techniques to detect bubbles in the body post-dive and goes over recent advances in assessing decompression stress. It[...]
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm MEZZANINE ABOVE EXHIBIT FLOOR
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm Room 305
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm Room 304
By Micheal Brown, Beqa Lagoon Resort FIJI BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE, BEAUTIFUL CULTURE
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm Room 306
By David Charash DO, CWS, FACEP, FUHM HYPERBARIC CAREERS IN DIVING
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm Room 305
By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions 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[...]
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm MEZZANINE ABOVE EXHIBIT FLOOR
By Frank Lewis, Dive With Frank ZOMBIE DIVER HONES SKILLS AND COMPOSURE BUT MAKES YOU GIGGLE! Diving is Fun! Zombie Apocalypse Diver training takes the fun to a whole new level. Advance your skills underwater[...]

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