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 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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.

Ancient Greek Wrecks @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ancient Greek Wrecks @ 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 @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Blue Holes of the Bahamas @ 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.

Freediving @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Freediving @ Room 305

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.

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Marine Habitat @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Marine Habitat @ 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.

REGULATOR DESIGN, SELECTION & SERVICE @ Demonstration Booth 1
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
REGULATOR DESIGN, SELECTION & SERVICE @ 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 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.

Live Music – TRINIDAD TOBAGO STEEL DRUM ORCHESTRA @ Exhibit Floor
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Live Music - TRINIDAD TOBAGO STEEL DRUM ORCHESTRA @ Exhibit Floor

Start your day off with the sound of steel drums!

Fiji @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lost Tales of Death & Survival @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lost Tales of Death & Survival @ 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 @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cuba Island Lost in Time @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cuba Island Lost in Time @ 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.

Family Travel – Kid’s Sea Camp @ Room 302
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Family Travel - Kid's Sea Camp @ 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.

Scuba Diving and Fooding Around the Caribbean @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WWII Wrecks of the Solomon Islands – 75 Years After @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BECOME A DIVER @ DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm
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.

Saving A Whale @ Room 301
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Saving A Whale @ Room 301

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.

Ancient Greek Wrecks @ Room 306
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ancient Greek Wrecks @ 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”.

The Aging Diver @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Feature Theater Event @ Ballroom B Theater
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Feature Theater Event @ Ballroom B Theater

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.

Regulator Design, Selection and Service @ Demonstration Booth 1
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Regulator Design, Selection and Service @ 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 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.

Deadliest Great Lakes Shipwrecks @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Deadliest Great Lakes Shipwrecks @ 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.

Shark Diving in Rhode Island @ Room 304
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Underwater & Topside Mexico @ Room 305
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Underwater & Topside Mexico @ 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.

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.

Expanding Travel Program @ Room 306
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
BECOME A DIVER @ DEMONSTRATION BOOTH 1
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.

Diving Medicine Workshop @ Room 302
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Diving Medicine Workshop @ Room 302

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. 

 

REGISTER HERE

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.

Regulator Design, Selection and Service @ Demonstration Booth 1
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Regulator Design, Selection and Service @ 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 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.

LIVE MUSIC – CHRIS SACKS DUO @ Exhibit Floor/Mezzanine
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC - CHRIS SACKS DUO @ Exhibit Floor/Mezzanine

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

Pirate Women of the Caribbean @ Room 305
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Close to Home Adventures @ Room 304
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Close to Home Adventures @ Room 304

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.

Shark Diving in Rhode Island @ Room 306
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Freediving @ Room 305
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Freediving @ Room 305

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.

Pollution Global Portrait @ Room 304
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pollution Global Portrait @ Room 304

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 @ Room 301
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shipwreck Research Workshop @ Room 301

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.