Schedule of Events

Where

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

SFO Dive Show has a fantastic line-up of speakers, seminars, and events for the general public on Saturday April 27, 2019!  There are two events on Saturday, one from 9:30AM to 5:30PM another starts Saturday Evening at 5:30PM until 8:30PM. There is a special VIP Ticket requirement that includes the evening events. See our schedule below.  You don’t want to miss out!

You will be able to download a pdf schedule of events after December 31, 2018 at this location.

Saturday April 27

General Admission and VIP Admission

General Admission
Enjoy all show events on Saturday from 9:30AM-5:30PM. There is a line up of speakers and topics below. You can also download the list of speakers and topics with rooms and time.

On the show exhibit floor there will be live music, international and local exhibitors. We will have raffles for trips and gear.

Get tickets for General Admission TICKETS HERE

VIP Admission
VIP Tickets provide admission to all Saturday daytime events that comes with General Admission plus all evening Theater Events. The Theater Event offers special discussion, film & images with three of Scuba Diving’s most talented adventurers, photographers and film makers. The nights line-up includes:

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It will be a night to remember!

Get VIP TICKETS HERE

Live Entertainment

Begins at 11AM on Exhibit Floor

Steel Drum Band TBD
10 AM Great America Meeting Room 1

An Unconditional Guide to Wide Angle Underwater Photography.

By Andy & Allison Sallmon Background

An Unconditional Guide to Wide Angle Underwater Photography.

Never again will you be afraid of hearing your dive guide utter that dreaded phrase: “You should’ve been here last week!”  Green water, plankton blooms, and dark skies can happen anywhere in the world, but that’s no reason not to break out your super-wide lens.  A few simple adjustments to your photographic technique will help you capture beautiful images in the most challenging conditions.

10 AM Great America Meeting Room 2

NorCal Coast- The Perfect Storm

By Bruce Watkins PhotoJournalist

How Divers Can Help Make The Ocean a Better Place
California divers are witnessing profound changes to their dive sites. We see more urchins, fewer sea stars, and dramatically less kelp. Biologists at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have dubbed this, “The Perfect Storm.” Come hear about the unprecedented changes that are occurring along the California coast, what the future may hold for us, and how you can join “citizen science” research projects and help with restoration efforts.
10 AM Great America Meeting Room 3

The Shape of Water

By Jason Bradley Nature & Underwater Photographer

The Shape of Water

Most divers look for the big or unusual animal encounter, the seldomly witnessed behavior, and the colorful and lush coral reef. But there are other ways to see. There are other ways to experience. Please don’t miss Jason Bradley’s discussion on how he sees things underwater, through his lens, and how his carefully crafted imagery takes shape.

10:30 AM Demonstration Booth 1

Regulator Design & Service

By TBD, Service Technician

Regulator Design & Service
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. The presenter will identify techniques to maximize the performance of your regulator.

10:30 AM Demonstration Booth 2

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11 AM Great America Meeting Room 1

WE DIVE FOR THE ADVENTURE HOW TO PLAN MISSION-SPECIFIC AQUATIC ADVENTURES

By Cathryn Castle, C2G2Productions.com

 

WE DIVE FOR THE ADVENTURE HOW TO PLAN MISSION-SPECIFIC AQUATIC ADVENTURES

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Scuba diving helps you see more of it. With just a little research you can start to map out your aquatic adventure goals. No matter what type of diving you’re interested in, veteran aquatic explorers and filmmakers Capt. Gui Garcia and Cathryn Castle Garcia can help you craft a mission-specific aquatic adventure plan that offers a lifetime of fascinating exploration.

11 am Great America Meeting Room 1

Monterey Bay Aquarium

By George Peterson, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Youth Experience Program

 

Children and staff ineracting in Underwater Explorers program

11 am Great America Meeting Room 2

Roatan

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11:30 AM Demonstration Booth 1

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11:30 AM Demonstration Booth 2

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By Bruce Watkins, PhotoJournalist

Local Books
 
12 Noon
Great America Meeting Room 2

Underwater Production for the Giant Screen 

By Howard & Michele Hall, Wildlife Film Makers

Underwater Production for the Giant Screen

Howard and Michele Hall describe the enormous challenges in making IMAX 3D feature films using a camera system that weighs over 1,200 pounds.  Their talk will include their use of rebreathers, underwater communications, and other cutting edge technologies

12 Noon
Great America Meeting Room 3

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12 Noon Great America Meeting Room 3

Cocos Island Shark Tagging

By Todd Steiner,  Turtle Island Restoration Network

Cocos Island Tagging Project

This presentation will explore Turtle Island Restoration Network’s research expeditions to Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica, where Todd Steiner and his colleagues have tagged more than 100 sea turtles and scores of sharks to demonstrate a connection for species migration between Cocos and the Galapagos Islands. The data, collected with assistance of volunteer divers as “citizen scientists,” is being used to build momentum for a protected 400mile super-highway, the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway.

12:30 PM Demonstration Booth 1

Become A Diver

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Become A Diver
Scuba Divers has their own lifestyle. Learn what it takes to become certified as a diver. Learn about the life of adventure over islands and continents and oceans awaits.
12:30 PM Demonstration Booth 2

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1 PM
Great America Meeting Room 1

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By Bruce Watkins, PhotoJournalist

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1 PM
Great America Meeting Room 2

Fiji

By By Micheal Brown, Beqa Lagoon Resort

Diving into Fiji

Fiji

1 pm
Great America Meeting Room 3

Big Animal Encounters of the Conservation Kind

By Amanda Cotton,

Big Animal Encounters of the Conservation Kind

Dive into the world of photographing apex predators such as sharks, crocodiles,humboldtsquid,orcasandmore. Capturingimageryoftheseoften misunderstood animals comes with the responsibility to honor and protect, both the animals, and the locales they reside in. Through humor and thoughtful insight Amandashares her experiences of photographing some of the ocean’s biggest and most uniquemarine life whilst focusing on promoting an understanding of marine conservation and our impact as divers and underwater photographers.

1:30 PM Demonstration Booth 2

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1:30 PM Demonstration Booth 2

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2PM Great America Meeting Room 1

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2 PM
Great America Meeting Room 2

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2 PM Great America Meeting Room 3

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This presentation focuses on new techniques to detect bubbles in the body post-dive and goes over recent advances in assessing decompression stress. It outlines how these may be used to personalize decompression guidelines and why, surprisingly, research in this area of extreme environmental physiology relates to cancer diagnosis and therapy.

10 AM Demonstration Booth 1

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10 AM Demonstration Booth 2

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3 PM
Great America Meeting Room 1

The Shape of Water

By Jason Bradley, Artist, Photographer

The Shape of Water

Most divers look for the big or unusual animal encounter, the seldomly witnessed behavior, and the colorful and lush coral reef. But there are other ways to see. There are other ways to experience. Please don’t miss Jason Bradley’s discussion on how he sees things underwater, through his lens, and how his carefully crafted imagery takes shape.

3 PM
Great America Meeting Room 2

“Philippines Style”

By Rudy Whitworth, Seahorse Productions

"Philippines Style"
In the heart of the Coral Triangle, we find Philippine locations that supply first class diving and first class accommodations.  Here is where the species count is unparalleled. Join Rudy with the amazing fish and critters of the muck and blue water coral reefs of this very bio-diverse area.”Philippines Style”
3 PM
Great America Meeting Room 3

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4 PM
Great America Meeting Room 1

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Relive some of the most harrowing tales never told of shipwreck and rescue. These stories which have been lost to history are now brought out of the depths and being presented like only Erik can. Through a mixture of archival, historical, and underwater photographs, Erik pieces together these remarkable tales of death and survival.

4 PM
Great America Meeting Room 2

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4 PM
Great America Meeting Room 3

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