2019 Our World Underwater

Dive & Travel Show

Chicago, Illinois

Seminar Schedule

5 Rooms – Over 100 Seminars

Saturday,  February 16th

10:00

Expo Floor

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10:00

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

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10:00

Wonders of the Sea – Grand Ballroom 7

Mabul, kapaliai & the world famous sipadan

Rudy Whitworth

World class diving in Northeast Borneo, Malaysia

10:00

Dive with a Pro – Grand Ballroom 6

don’t leave your liability insurance on cruise control

Rochelle Wright

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10:00

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Shipwreck Tales of Chicago

Joan Forsberg

Award winning tales of Chicago’s shipwrecks.

10:45

Expo Floor

From Sharks to Seahorses: Giving a voice to Florida’s ocean dwellers

Cheryl Wickstrom

 

When large sharks started washing up on the shore a team worked together to answer the question why?

10:45

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Never smile at a crocodile, except in de la reina

Nancy McGee

Learn what makes Jardines de la Reina the Jewel of the Caribbean and a must-dive destination, even for the most seasoned diver.

10:45

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Arabian Adventures:  Exploring oman

Michel Labrecque  & Julie Ouimet

Discover the amazing underwater realm of the Arabian Sea.

10:45

Dive with a Pro – Grand Ballroom 6

Ask the Dive Lawyer: I want to produce and sell dive training videos

Charles George

What does an u/w filmmaker need to know about producing and selling videos?

10:45

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Great Lakes Sailing Canaller Shipwrecks

Caitlan Zant 

Comparison of unique and novel innovations of ships and adaptions.

11:30

Expo Floor

Citzen Science & YOU!

Annie Crawley

Dive on expeditions around the world and find out how you can take trips and help the ocean’s scientists

11:30

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Philippines: journey to apo reef

Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

Journey to the pristine wilderness of the Philippine’s Apo Reef.

11:30

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Cold Water Diving: challenges & Rewards

Frauke Tilmans, PhD.

 

Don’t curse the day you told your buddy you’d go diving that mountain lake.  Divers Alert Network (DAN) Booth 62

11:30

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

The Marsh

Peter Venoutsous

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12:15

Expo Floor

Roatan Charter

Antonio Moncada

 

Booth 51

12:15

Dive the World Room  – Salon 10

Selected submerged subjects

Paul Cater Deaton

Paul takes us on a time jump to some of his favorite sites and locations around the world.

12:15

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Past, Present, Future. The Centenary of the Scuttling in Scapa Flow

Thomas Easop

12:15

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Movement in a moment, a moment in motion

Richard Morris

Ever since the development of digital imagery the ability to create has been at everyone’s fingertips.

1:00

Expo Floor

The Mexican Adventure

Ale Figari

 

Diving, snorkeling and guided inland tours. Diving Mexico Booth 106

1:00

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

2019 OWU Outstanding achievement winner

Adam Ravetch

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1:00

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Marquesas magic

 Nancy McGee

 

A remote, unexplored, challenging and thrilling archipelago

1:00

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Alpena’s lost empire ship

Durell Martin  & David Mekker

The Empire Falstaff was the first “Salty” to be lost in the Great Lakes.

1:45

Expo Floor

Puerto galera

Scandi Divers Resort 

 

Booth 34

 

1:45

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

The Ghost of Charron Lake

Pat Madden

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1:45

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Diving Into Bali

Rudy Whitworth

Bali is an exotic island and their culture needs to be experienced as well as their world class diving.

1:45

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

Annie Crawley

Underwater imaging, everything you need to know about lighting above and below the surface. This power seminar will get your imagination flowing while sharing images and video from all different lighting situations.

1:45

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

u/w archaelogical survey on the steamer lakeland

Tamara Thomsen

1924. The Lakeland sinks in 200 feet of water under mysterious and suspicious circumstances.

2:30

Expo Floor

Rocio Del Mar Liveaboards

Rocio Del Mar

 

Booth 105

 

2:30

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Diving Iceland: The cold and the beautiful

Kevin Magee & Cindy LaRosa

Iceland presents challenges with its very cold 2-degree C water, but the stark beauty is amazing.

2:30

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Wild Alaska: Diving Prince William Sound

Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

There are many strange and wonderful surprises below the waves of Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

2:30

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Philippine potpourri

Lynn Funkhouser

 

Dumagete diving is superb with everything from whale sharks to pea-sized frog fish.

2:30

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

shooting shipwrecks

Cal Kothrade

What does it take to safely dive and shoot the icy waters of the Great Lakes and bring back award winning shots.

3:15

Expo Floor

save our leatherback operations

Larry McKenna

Booth 78

3:15

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Seals of the northeast

Peter Venoutsos

 

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3:15

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Sharks by numbers

Alex Rose

 

 

Numbers order our world and can help you to understand the struggles sharks face.

3:15

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Oceans phone home

Richard Morris

Nearly everyone has a cell phone, and now those phones can be used to create underwater films.

3:15

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

The Alvin Clark: A tribute to joyce hayward

David Mekker & Durrell Martin

For the love of a ship, the final presentation by Joyce Hayward

4:00

Expo Floor

THe Aquarius Project

Adler Planetarium

 

Booth 88

4:00

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Beneath Alaska

Jennifer Idol

 

Dive into the mystery behind salmon sharks and discover the Alaskan experience.

4:00

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

THE Coral Kingdom of tonga

Steve Arnam

A Reef and Humpback Experience

4:00

Dive with a Pro Room  – Grand Ballroom 6

WHale sharks: Mysteries of an ocean giant

Jennifer Schmidt

They are the largest living shark but much of their story is a mystery.

4:00

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Lost in ice & snow

Kevin Magee

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4:45

Expo Floor

Be a green diver

Christopher Chin

 

 Learn about ocean-bound waste and how you can help prevent it.

4:45

Dive The World – Salon 10

Drones & Diving

Peter Venoutsos

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4:45

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

How Underwater Films Save the Seas

Richard Morris

Travel around the world with Richard and researchers with the Census of Marine Life

4:45

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Ask the Dive Lawyer: buddy diving – what are the legal liabilities

Charles George

 

 

Diving with a buddy is how we are taught but what happens when things go wrong?

4:45

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Shipwrecks of the sinai peninsula

Barb Buchanan

The Red Sea offers an outstanding collection of shipwrecks.

Sunday,  February 18th

10:00

Expo Floor

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TBA

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10:00

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Mystery Wreck Diving Lake Michigan

Steve Arnam

A UASC Project

10:00

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

The prinz eugen still on the edge of glory

Barb Buchanan

The lucky ship, survived the Battle of Denmark Straits and two atomic bombs.

10:00

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

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TBA

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10:00

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Women & Diving: Equal opportunity vs. physics

Frauke Tilmans, PhD.

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10:45

Expo Floor

The Aquarius Project

Adler Planetarium

  

Booth 88

10:45

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

four wheel diving hawaii

Kayla Martin

Join Kayla as she shifts her jeep into gear and shows you how to shore dive the Hawaiian Islands.

10:45

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Forgotten island of indonesia

Rudy Whitworth

Tired of the beaten path – dive a remote Indonesian island group.

10:45

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Shooting, Editing & Storytelling

Jennifer Idol

Learn how to make the most out of your time underwater and create stunning images.

10:45

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

The Wreck of the Car Ferry Milwaukee

Tamara Thomsen

Caught in a tremendous storm the ferry never made it to Grand Haven, MI.

 

11:30

Expo Floor

Cave Diving in MExico

Ale Figari

 

How to learn to cave dive, what you need to know. Diving Mexico Booth 106

11:30

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Bethlehem in the Bohol Sea

Paul Cater Deaton

 

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11:30

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Where the water meets the sky: exploring the southern atolls of the maldives

Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

Explore the southern atolls of the Maldives from a liveaboard yacht.

11:30

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

the great storm of 1893

Kevin Magee

12:15

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Past, Present, Future. The Centenary of the Scuttling in Scapa Flow

Thomas Easop

12:15

Expo Floor

Roatan Charter

Antonio Moncada

 

 

Mayan Princess Booth 51

12:15

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

finding nemo’s garden

Paul Cater Deaton

Travel to the Italian Riviera to visit a revolutionary undersea farming experiment.

12:15

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

shark tagging at the most remote atoll in the world

Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet

The planet’s most isolated atoll has been declared a MPA, what changes have occurred since.

1:00

Expo Floor

Lionfish Invasion!

Brady Hale, Texas Lionfish Control Unit

Learn about the invasive lionfish and what divers can do about it. We will take you from how they got here to the latest research being conducted. 

1:00

Dive the World – Salon 10

2019 OWU Outstanding achievement winner

Adam Ravetch

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1:00

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Galagapos: Darwin’s enchanted Island

Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

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1:00

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

The Eber Ward

Jim & Pat Stayer

Fully intact resting upright on the bottom what more does a wreck diver need?

1:45

Expo Floor

Ask the Dive lawyer: maritime salvage law for wreck divers

Charles George

 

What does the sport diver need to know?

1:45

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Historic wwii planes of png

Jim & Pat Stayer

Some of the fiercest battles of the South Pacific occurred here – visit 5 wrecks

1:45

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Diving eastern Tropical Pacific

Steve Arnam

Experience 4 World Heritage Sites on this migration corridor.

1:45

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

4k video & Beyond

Annie Crawley

Whether you are shooting with the latest GoPro or have invested in a DSLR, Annie breaks down the workflow for a 4K project.

1:45

Shipwreck Room – Chicago G

Alpena’s lost empire ship

Durell Martin  & David Mekker

The Empire Falstaff was the first “Salty” to be lost in the Great Lakes.

2:30

Expo Floor

Save our leatherback operation

Larry McKenna

 

Booth 78

2:30

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

diving the great white north

Durrell Martin & David Mekker

A unique destination for your next adrenaline pumped dive trip.

2:30

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Fiji for dummies

Michel LaBrecque & Julie Ouimet

Fiji is often referred to as the soft coral capital of the world, but there is much more.

2:30

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Off the beaten path in the philippines

Lynn Funkhouser

 

 Ticao, an island with only one rustically beautiful resort where you can dive Manta Bowl.

2:30

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Diving the Ancient Seas of Ohio

Kevin Magee & Cindy LaRosa

During the Paleozoic Era the State of Ohio was south of the equator and covered by a shallow tropical sea.

3:15

Expo Floor

from sharks to seahorses:  Giving a voice to Florida’s ocean dwellers

Cheryl Wickstrom

 

When large sharks started washing up on the shore a team worked together to answer the question why?

3:15

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

Elysium: Exploration from Pole to Pole

Alex Rose

Ocean Geographic Society travels to both poles and the Coral Triangle looking at climate change’s impacts. Booth 76

3:15

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

Fiji & Beqa Lagoon

Steve Arnam

 

Reef Conservation in Fiji

3:15

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

Studying whale shark behavior with genetics

Jennifer Schmidt

The world’s largest shark, where do they mature and more?

3:15

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Diving the shipwrecks of the florida keys

Cal Kothrade

Wreck Trek odyssey 2018.

4:00

Expo Floor

To Be Announced

TBA

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4:00

Dive the World Room – Salon 10

TBA

4:00

Wonders of the Sea Room – Grand Ballroom 7

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4:00

Dive with a Pro Room – Grand Ballroom 6

To be Announced

TBA

 

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4:00

Shipwreck Room – Salon 9

Shipwreck tales of chigago

Joan Forsberg

Award winning tales of Chicago’s shipwrecks.

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