Seminars

Lone Star State Dive & Travel Show


Bass Room

Saturday January 28th

10am

EXPLORE LOCAL DIVING THROUGH A 50 STATE JOURNEY

By Jennifer Idol

See the natural beauty of local dive sites as the first woman to dive all 50 states takes you of a photographic journey of her expedition.

11am

FUN & FANTASY – IMPROVE ANY PHOTO WITH POST EDITING

By Cathy Church

Cathy shows you many of her fun fantasy images with a discussion on how you can do it too.

12pm

Bunaken’s Breathtaking Walls & Manado’s Strange Creatures of the Sand

By Jim & Pat Stayer

Verde Passag hosts hundreds of exotic nudibranches, frogfish and cephalpods including the brilliantly color flamboyant cuttlefish hunting and the coconut octopus’s funny antics.

1pm

THE CENOTES OF MERIDA

By Jonathan Bird

When people think of cenote diving, they imagine the Riviera Maya area south of Cancun, but some of the most fascinating cenotes in Mexico are futher north, around Merida.

2pm

RAJAN REMEMBERED

By Nancy McGee

Retired Asia Elephant, Rajan, was the only ocean-swimming pachyderm that scuba divers and snorkelers could join for a dip in the refreshing waters of the Bay of Benjal.

3pm

ALOR-INDONESIA’S LEAST KNOWN ISLAND

By Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet

Indonesia has it all and Alor combines the best of Indonesia with access to the very exclusive dive sites and amazing creatures and reefs.  If you think you have seen it all, Alor will make you think again.

4pm

FUN BAJA

By Tara Short (Booth 304)

5pm

DIGITAL EVOLUTION IN PHOTO EDITING

By Jennifer Idol

From film to digital cameras, photo editing principles remain the same but the tools for editing photos have radically changed.  See what is possible with Photoshop and Lightroom tools.

Bush

Room

Saturday January 28th

10am

TEXAS BLUEWATER SAFARIS

By Keith Love   (Booth 106)

11am

11TH HOUR HEROES, MISSION TO SAVE OUR OCEANS

By Dr. Larry McKenna  (Booth 109/111)

12pm

KISS REBREATHERS & MORE

By Mike Young (Booth 308)

1pm

MAYAN PRINCESS BEACH & DIVE RESORT

By Antonio Moncada (Booth 123)

2pm

SAFETY RULES FOR CENOTES/CAVERN DIVERS

By Alessandra Figari (Enjoy Diving Mexico Booth 302)

3pm

AMAZING DIVE AND H2O ADVENTURE TRAVEL SECRETS

By Richard Woulfe (Rich Travels Booth 301)

In this informative seminar, learn about the latest strategies to get the best dive and water adventure deals.  
ATTEND THIS SEMINAR AND RECEIVE 2 EXTRA CHANCES FOR SUNDAY'S TRIP DRAWING WITH SEA BEES DIVING OF THAILAND

4pm

ROATAN’S BEST DIVE VALUE

By Jesus Reyes (Turquoise Bay Booth 222)

5pm

TIGER BEACH AFTER 10 YEARS

By Jonathan Bird

When Tiger Beach in the Bahamas was first popularized among the dive community, we were all excited, but what has changed in 10 years?

Bass

Room

Sunday January 29th

10am

COCO VIEW RESORT

By Debora Karlson (Booth 103)

11am

HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WATER PEOPLE SCUBA DIVE

By Cathy Church

Over the years, Cathy has developed a successful approach to helping non-divers become divers.   This seminar is great for instructors, the friend or family of someone who is fearful of the water and anyone  who wants to learn to dive but has anxiety.

12pm

DIVING WITH NASA

By Jonathan Bird

It might be hard to imagine an exhilarating dive in a swimming pool-but this is no ordinary swimming pool.  NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) is huge!

1pm

CLIPPERTON-EXPLORING THE MOST ISOLATED ATOLL

By Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet

Considered the most isolated atoll on the planet, Clipperton’s unique ecosystem is threatened by overfishing, pollution and ultimately its isolation.

2pm

HI-TEC DEEP OCEAN EXPLORATION

By Nancy McGee

Part submarine, part exo-skeletal armor, the Exosuit functions at 1,000 feet of sea water at 1 atmosphere of pressure.  Learn about the challenges and successes of using high tech tools in a a hostile marine environment.

3pm

THE CRYSTAL CAVES OF ABACO

By Jonathan Bird

It’s hard to describe to anyone who doesn’t dive just how beautiful the Crystal Caves of Abaco, Bahamas really are.  This seminar will take you to the most spectacular, most ornamented underwater caves in the world.

Bush

Room

Sunday January 29th

10am

FUN BAJA

By Tara Short (Booth 304)

11am

KISS REBREATHERS & MORE

By Mike Young (Booth 308)

12pm

TRAVEL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS SESSION-PRIZE GIVEAWAY

By Richard Woulfe (Rich Travels Booth 301)

1pm

TEXAS BLUEWATER SAFARIS

By Keith Love   (Booth 106)

2pm

A MUST DO ADVENTURE: DIVING IN MEXICO

By Alessandra Figari (Enjoy Diving Mexico Booth 302)

3pm

CEPHALPODS-HOW SMART ARE THEY?

By Jim & Pat Stayer

Jim & Pat have complied an extensive collection of footage of cephalopods, with their unique and sometimes comical behaviors, including blue-ring octopus displaying their colors and more.

 



Programming is subject to change without notice.

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