Last month we had the Our World Underwater dive show in Chicago. The show was a lot of fun because I was able to meet up with old friends and make new friends. It was great seeing everyone come to the AUP booth to stop by to say hi and check out all the new gear they have come out with. While we were at the show, we watched many amazing videos that some of my friends had put together for the Saturday night film festival. These photographers/videographers included the world famous Ernie Brooks, Bill Fisher and Joe Romiero from 333 Productions, Jonathan Bird, Michel Gilbert and Danielle Alary, Nancy McGee, Annie Crawley, and many others. They all had great films and pictures to share with everyone. It was an amazing night.
In the beginning of this month, we had The Boston Sea Rovers Show in Boston. The show was very good and they had lots of great workshops and seminars. The seminars were very informing and interesting. Sea Rovers also had a great film festival on Saturday night as well. It was great seeing everyone again in Boston.
The next BIG upcoming show is Beneath the Sea in Secaucus, NJ. This show will run from March 23rd-25th. I am really excited for this dive show because it is my favorite one to attend and volunteer for. On Friday the 23rd, we have a program called Marine Careers. This program is for high school and college students who are interested in going into the marine career field. It also teaches the students about scuba diving and conservation with key note speakers and many different workshops. This goes from 9:00am-5:00pm and after the Marine Careers Program, the students can check out all the great exhibitors we have at the show, And my FAVORITE, “American Underwater Products.”
Friday night they have a gala called the Fish and Famous dinner in which everyone comes together and shares all their adventures they had throughout the year. During the night, the world famous Wetsuit Band performs. All the band members are either photographers or videographers that usually show there films and pictures at the film festival on Saturday night. These guys are pretty awesome… LOL!!!
Saturday night is when we have the Awards and Banquet dinner. This is when the inductees for the Women Divers Hall of Fame become inducted, The Legends of the Sea who is Ernie Brooks is announced, and the Diving Pioneer for the year, who is our very own Bob Hollis receive their awards. This is a very special night for those who are receiving these awards. It is a fun night for all who attend.
Hopefully you all can come and visit us in New Jersey and attend the show….Looking forward to seeing you all there!!! Come by and say hello…