(Dive Travel Business News - March 28, 2012) -- Just a few days away, the first Great Fiji Shark Count will be launched. Throughout the month of April 2012, and again in November, sharks, rays and turtles will be identified and counted over all the regions of Fiji.
Event organizers hope that tourists, school children, scientists and all people with an interest in the marine environment will take to the reefs with us to search for the Sharks of Fiji! Easy to do, the Count itself can be done during a normal fishing, SCUBA diving or snorkel trip with a local operator or guide. Participants can do a single count, or take part as many times as they like during that month, and can cover different reefs. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - February 25, 2012) -- Beneath the Sea Show has set aside a trade-only day for professional buyers for the show's 36th annual event. The Show's inaugural Dealer Day will be launched on Friday March 23, 2012 as part of the 3-day event hosted at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA. Registration for Dealer Day is $25 and is valid during Dealer Day show hours (1pm - 6pm) and general public admission from 6pm-9pm on Friday evening.
(Dive Travel Business News - February 16, 2012) -- The Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival will hold over 30 innovative events for lovers of wine, food, nightlife and culture in Cancun, March 15-18, 2012. The festival celebrates 24 Celebrity Chefs from seven countries who will be exploring what they can do with the finest Mexican ingredients at the Tribute To Mexico Opening Dinner.
Events include a gala reception, wine & spirit tastings, mixology seminars, celebrity chef cooking demos, Cancun after-dark party, a gourmet tasting village, catamaran cruise and beach club dinner, panel presentations, networking luncheon, and a closing fiesta with Latin grill competition. Some events are by invitation only. Prices vary by event. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - February 19, 2012) -- After 27 years in the dive industry running The Scuba Show and California Diving News, owners Kim & Dale Sheckler have sold their businesses to Mark Young. Mark Young has over 20 years experience in the dive industry as Publisher of Dive Training and Dive Center Business magazines.
More than 10, 000 consumers visit the largest consumer dive show in the US that features over 100 exhibitors, seminars, film night and more. California is the largest single diving market segment in the U.S. and Southern California has the largest concentration of divers in the world making this a very active show for exhibitors and consumers.
The Scuba Show 2012 will take place May 5-6, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center. To contact the SCUBA Show and California Diving News call (310) 792-2333.
(Dive Travel Business News - February 1, 2012) -- An international non-profit professional honor society dedicated to recognizing the outstanding contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) has announced the WDHOF Class of 2012. The five new members will be celebrated at the Beneath the Sea Dive & Travel Show at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey March 23 - 25, 2012.
(Dive Travel Business News - January 31, 2012) -- Blue magazine, the first print and online magazine focused exclusively on the Caribbean's numerous dive and ecotourism attractions, that launched its first edition in late 2010, continues its successful international promotion of the Caribbean dive market. After only one year in publication, Blue’s newest and current issue, will be in select areas of Barnes & Noble bookstores in the US from February. Exquisite multipage spreads will feature the amazing dive destinations of Saba, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands.
The exclusive niche-market publication has grown considerably in popularity, using its ability to showcase the region's most alluring dive destinations with photography and editorial that blends culture and other activities related to nature or water. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - January 29, 2012) -- Diveheart will conduct its 3rd Annual International Adaptive Scuba Diving Symposium on February 17, 2012 , from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, in the Hyatt Midway Room as part of the Our World Underwater Show in Chicago, Ilinois. Featured speakers include, Sara Klass (Director of Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children), Dr. Richard A. Roller (Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Duke University Medical Center) and Jim Elliott (President & Founder of Diveheart). The program is proudly Sponsored by Our World-Underwater, Midwest Dive News and Diveheart.
Founded in 2001, Diveheart Foundation is a non-profit tax exempt 501 (C) (3) national organization chartered in the state of Illinois. The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational SCUBA diving and snorkeling experience programs that are open to any child, adult, or veteran with a disability with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - January 27, 2012) -- The upcoming Boston Sea Rovers Show, to be held at the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort in Danvers MA on the weekend of March 10-11, has created many incentives for attendees to bring along non-diving friends and family. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - January 16, 2012) -- Following the success of DEEP Indonesia 2011, Indonesia’s fourth international diving, adventure travel and water sports exhibition, PT Exhibition Network Indonesia, the organizer of the show has already scheduled the fifth exhibition, DEEP Indonesia 2012, to be held for 3 days from 29 March to 1 April 2012 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia.
DEEP Indonesia 2012 is organized to promote marine tourism through diving, water sports and adventure travel as well as to encourage people to love the ocean and its resources. The theme for this year’s exhibition is Building Marine Tourism Through Environment Conservation and is designed to support the Indonesian government and people in developing marine tourism industries based on conservation of the marine. Environment. read more »
Dive Travel Business News - December 20, 2011) -- More than 9,000 pre-qualified diving professionals registered for DEMA Show 2011, which was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from November 2nd to 5th. DEMA Show 2011 encouraged attendees to find new direction by providing hundreds of exhibits, products, services, educational sessions and more. Opening day commenced at 10:00 am on November 2nd with more than 6,400 opening day attendees, including buyers, travel buyers, instructors and other diving professionals from all over the world. read more »