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2018 Lone Star Dive & Travel Show

Seminar Schedule

3 Rooms – Over 45 Seminars

Saturday,  January 27th

10:00

Bass Room

The Lost Intruder

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 discovered the lost aircraft.

10:00

Bush Room

Cave Exploration – String of Pearls

Harry Gust

 

10:00

Expo Floor

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

10:45

Bass Room

Helping people who are not water people become SCUBA divers

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

10:45

Bush Room

Mayan Princess Resorts

Antonio Moncada

 

10:45

Expo Floor

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

11:30

Bass Room

VR, AR & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN EXPLORATION

Jill Heinerth

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

11:30

Bush Room

Hidden Treasures of the Philippines

Tony Gramer

 

11:30

Expo Floor

From Big To Small – The Sea of Cortez

Jim & Pat Stayer

12:15

Bass Room

APEX PREDATOR MEETS GREAT WHITE SHARK

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.

12:15

Bush Room

St. Lucia’s Diving Delights

Yasha Troubetzkoy

12:15

Expo Floor

COCO VIEW RESORT

Pam Grier

1:00

Bass Room

GOING BIG IN KOMODO

Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet

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

1:00

Bush Room

Aggressor Fleet

Tom Gebhardt

1:00

Expo Floor

Texas Lionfish Control Unit

Brady Hale

1:45

Bass Room

COMPLETING THE CIRCLE: CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE PHILIPPINES’ MINDORO ISLAND

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.

1:45

Bush Room

Insider Dive & Adventure Travel Secrets

Richard Woulfe

1:45pm

Expo Floor

Wrecks, Ice & Big Animals – Look at Canadian Diving

Jill Heinerth

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

2:30

Bass Room

Guadalupe Above & Below

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.

2:30

Bush Room

Turquoise Bay Resort

Jesus Reyes

2:30

Expo Floor

Florida Revisited- Sharks, Manatees, Critters

Michel Lebrecque & Julie Ouimet

3:15

Bass Room

11th Hour Hero

Dr. Larry Mckenna

 

3:15

Bush Room

Ask the Dive Lawyer: Buddy Diving – What are the legal liabilities if something goes wrong?

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….

3:15

Expo Floor

Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts

Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts

4:00

Bass Room

St. Croix Waters

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.

 

4:00

Bush Room

Enjoy Diving Mexico

Alessandra Figari

 

4:00

Expo Floor

Wrecks and Reefs: Diving Treasures of the Solomon Islands

David Prichard & Lily Mak

The Solomon Islands have long been the diving playground for Australians and New Zealanders, but the lure of underwater wrecks from famous WWII sea and air battles, such as Guadalcanal, along with pristine reefs and a multitude of South Pacific marine life are luring U.S. divers to explore the waters west of Fiji. Come explore this new frontier for exciting diving opportunities for both recreational and technical U.S. divers.

4:45

Bass Room

Whale Sharks: What we know… and how much we don’t…about the biggest fish in the sea!

Dr. 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.

4:45

Bush Room

Guanaja: A bright future for the forgotten bay

Mark Walker

5:45

Expo Floor

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

Sunday,  January 28th

10:00

Bass Room

Beyond Artifacts: The Andrea Doria before Technical Diving

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.

10:00

Bush Room

Mayan Princess Resorts

Antonio Moncada

10:45

Bass Room

Fun And Fantasy – Improve any photo with post editing

Cathy Church

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

10:45

Bush Room

Experience Raja Ampat

Jennifer Idol

Few places conjure more vivid images than the prestigious Raja Ampat Islands, located at the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea. Explore this beautiful archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals, part of the Coral Triangle, containing the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

11:30

Bush Room

Shades of Blue: Diving the Central Atolls of the Maldives

Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

The Maldives have long held a spot on many divers’ bucket lists. This destination is filled with picture perfect beaches, remote island atolls, and spectacular diving.

11:30

Expo Floor

From Big To Small – The Sea of Cortez

Jim & Pat Stayer

12:15

Bass Room

Fifty Shades of Fiji

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.

12:15

Bush Room

Enjoy Diving Mexico

Alessandra Figari

 

12:15

Expo Floor

COCO VIEW RESORT

Pam Grier

1:00

Bass Room

Greenland: The Vanishing Frontier

Michael Salvarezza & Christopher Weaver

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

1:00

Bush Room

Operation Oahu

Tony Gramer

 

1:00

Expo Floor

Texas Lionfish Control Unit

Brady Hale

1:45

Bass Room

Surface Supplied Wreck Diving

Peter Venoutsous

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.

1:45

Bush Room

A Primer on Maritime Salvage for Wreck, Lake, and River Divers

Charles George

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

 

1:45

Expo Floor

Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts

Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts

2:30

Bass Room

The Perfect Dive

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.

2:30

Bush Room

Insider Dive & Adventure Travel Secrets

Richard Woulfe

3:15

Bass Room

Turquoise Bay Resort

Jesus Reyes

 

3:15

Bush Room

Studying Whale Shark Behavior with Genetics

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt

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

3:15

Expo Floor

Understanding Light for Better Dives, Photos and Videos

David Prichard

This presentation covers how both natural and external light (u/w flashlights, strobes and lighting systems) can improve what both the diver and the camera can “see” in the underwater world. We will discuss what kind of lights work best for various diving environments and look at the lighting techniques for u/w photographers and videographers, including constant lighting, to best capture images in different underwater scenarios

4:00

Bass Room

Increase your Diving Pleasure & Get the money shots – Animal Behavior

Jim & Pat Stayer

 

4:00

Bush Room

11th Hour Hero

Dr. Larry Mckenna

 

4:00

Expo Floor

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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