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