Seminars

2018 Lone Star State Dive & Travel Show


Bass Room

Saturday January 27th

1000

THE LOST INTRUDER

By Peter Hunt

In November, 1989, a Navy A-6 Intruder suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crashed off Whidley Island.  Twenty-five years later Peter Hunt and discovered the lost aircraft.

1045

“Helping people who are not water people become SCUBA divers”

by Cathy Church

Cathy has met many people who would love to join their families SCUBA diving but have anxieties preventing them from trying. Over the years, Cathy has developed a successful approach to helping many people become SCUBA divers in spite of anxieties. This interactive seminar is good for instructors, the friend or family of the fearful person, and any person who would like to learn but has any type of “anxiety or fear” preventing them from trying. You can just listen or be involved. Send her your email address at cchurch@cathychurch.com if you want her full handout describing her approach in advance or even if you cannot attend this group discussion.

Watch Cathy’s TEDx talk on YouTube  "You CAN scuba dive in spite of your fears" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9OSwnslnY8&t=99s

1130

VR, AR & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN EXPLORATION

By Jill Heinerth

Learn about the future technologies used in cave diving around the world.

1215

APEX PREDATOR MEETS GREAT WHITE SHARK

By Nancy McGee

Much is known about the migration patterns and mating habitats of the world’s foremost predator, but little is known about the Great White Shark.  Take a historical journey into the world of man vs. sharks to learn, respect and admire these legendary oceanic beasts.

1300

GOING BIG IN KOMODO

By Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet

Komodo is supersized.  The underwater landscape is composed of endless reefs and unmeasurable schools of fish. 

1345

COMPLETING THE CIRCLE: CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE PHILIPPINES' MINDORO ISLAND

By Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

The Philippines archipelago lies within the heart of the Coral Triangle as well as along the Pacific Ring of Fire.  The islands are geologically active and biologically rich.

1430

GUADALUPE ABOVE & BELOW

By Peter Venoutsos

Guadalupe has become one of the must go to locations to encounter the majestic Great White Shark.  Many divers have considered this a must do for their bucket list.

1515

“11th HOUR HERO

By Dr. Larry McKenna

1600

ST. CROIX WATERS

By Jennifer Idol

Our underwater world is changing rapidly in ways we cannot predict.  Take a look into the waters of St. Croix in this photographic story and see how this year marked the fewest number of nesting leatherback sea turtles in the last twenty years.

1645

WHALE SHARKS: WHAT WE KNOW…AND HOW MUCH WE DON’T…ABOUT THE BIGGEST FISH IN THE SEA

By Jennifer Schmidt

The whale shark, Rhinocodon typus, is the largest living shark, but much of their life history remains a mystery. Current research is exploring the behavior, migration and reproduction of these animals. 

Bush  Room  

Saturday January 27th

1000

To Be Determined

1045

MAYAN PRINCESS RESORTS

By Antonio Moncada

1130

HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE PHILIPPINES

By Tony Gramer

1215

FROM BIG TO SMALL THE SEA OF CORTEZ HAS IT ALL

By Jim & Pat Stayer

Join Jim & Pat as they explore the length of the Sea of Cortez being entertained by sea lions, exotic blennies, walls of fish, and hundreds of mobula, just to name a few of the amazing creatures they film along the way.

1300

AGGRESSOR FLEET

By Tom Gebhardt

1345

INSIDER DIVE & ADVENTURE TRAVEL SECRETS

By Richard Woulfe

Learn about the latest strategies to get the best dive and water adventure travel deals. Prize Give-A-Way

1430

TURQUOISE BAY RESORT

By Jesus Reyes

1515

ASK THE DIVE LAWYER:  BUDDY DIVING – WHAT ARE THE LEGAL LIABILITIES IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG?

By Charles George

Diving with a buddy is the way we are taught to dive and most of the time things go well enough…BUT when things go wrong…

1600

ENJOY DIVING MEXICO


By Ale Figari

1645

GUANAJA: A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THE "FORGOTTEN" BAY ISLAND

By Mark Walker

The reemergence of Guanaja after 20 years of obscurity and the island's "Shipwreck Alley"

Bass  Room

Sunday January 28th

1000

BEYOND ARTIFACTS: THE ANDREA DORIA BEFORE TECHNICAL DIVING

By Peter Hunt

Travel back in time with author Peter Hunt to a tipping point in the popularization of deep diving as the Andrea Doria is explored before the sport use of mixed gas or formal technical training.

1045

"FUN AND FANTASY — IMPROVE ANY PHOTO WITH POST EDITING”

By Cathy Church

Cathy shares a myriad of exciting ideas to turn a plain photo into a work of art. Don’t miss this opportunity to get lots of great ideas about how easy post editing can be with just a few useful tools.

1130

WRECKS, ICE & BIG ANIMALS – LOOK AT CANADIAN DIVING

By Jill Heinerth

Experience Canada’s wrecks, mines, ice and big animals in a fast-paced expedition journal.

1215

FIFTY SHADES OF FIJI

By Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet

Fiji is often referred to as the soft coral capital of the world.  Its reefs are vibrant with colors and teeming with life.

1300

GREENLAND:  THE VANISHING FRONTIER

By Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

The rugged, glaciated coast of Greenland has long beckoned divers in search of new frontiers.

1345

SURFACED SUPPLIED WRECK DIVING

By Peter Venoutsos

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the US Navy’s choice of using the Mark V diving system, a team of hard hat divers traveled to Tobermory, Ontario.

1430

THE PERFECT DIVE

By Nancy McGee

The perfect dive does exist, with a spectacular parade of fish and other critters any one of which would make the entire trip.

1515

TURQUOISE BAY RESORT

By Jesus Reyes

1600

INCREASE YOUR DIVING PLEASURE & GET THE MONEY SHOTS-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

By Jim & Pat Stayer

Jim & Pat will share some video examples from their comprehensive library of marine animal behavior, helping divers to find creatures and better understand the underwater world.

Bush  Room

Sunday January 28th

1000

MAYAN PRINCESS RESORTS

By Antonio Moncada

1045

EXPERIENCE RAJA AMPAT

By Jennifer Idol

Few places conjure more vivid images than the prestigious

1130

SHADES OF BLUE:  DIVING THE CENTRAL ATOLLS OF THE MALDIVES

By Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

The Maldives have long held a spot on many diver bucket lists.  With picture-perfect beaches, remote island atolls and spectacular diving.

1215

ENJOY DIVING MEXICO

By Ale Figari

1300

OPERATION OAHU

By Tony Gramer

1345

A PRIMER ON MARITIME SALVAGE FOR WRECK DIVERS, LAKE DIVERS, AND RIVER DIVERS

By Charles George

What does the Recreational Sport Diver need to know?  The laws are inconsistent and confusing.

1430

INSIDER DIVE & ADVENTURE TRAVEL SECRETS

By Richard Woulfe

Learn about the latest strategies to get the best dive and water adventure travel deals. Prize Give-A-Way

1515

STUDYING WHALE SHARK BEHAVIOR WITH GENETICS

By Jennifer Schmidt

Genetic analysis is a key component of what shark research, and in combination with field work is beginning to answer questions about the migration and reproduction of this species.

1600

“11th HOUR HERO

By Dr. Larry McKenna



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