The 29th Annual Scuba Show Dive Expo Review

Long Beach Convention Center

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June 4-5, 2016, Long Beach California-

By: Christy Oldham @demigoddesspictures

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The Scuba Show is a must-attend wonderland for all fans of underwater activities.  Each year, scuba enthusiasts set out on a sojourn from around the world or as Plato would say “beyond the Pillars of Hercules”, to partake in the largest consumer Dive Expo in the United States.

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Photo credit Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Now in its 29th year, The Scuba Show is a two day event that takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center with hundreds of exhibitors, a continuous Underwater Film Festival, seminars and fantastic door prize drawings.  

Scuba Show party guests at The Shark Lagoon.

Scuba Show party guests at The Shark Lagoon. Photo credit DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The opening night party kicked off with a bang as scuba show ticket holders made their way over to the Aquarium of the Pacific at the Shark Lagoon for live entertainment, cocktails, a raffle & silent auction and hors d’oeuvres under the stars.

This year, the first Lady of Diving, Zale Perry, best known for her role on the 1957 underwater television series Sea Hunt, received the coveted California Scuba Service Award.

Women Divers Hall of Fame honor Zale Perry. Photo by DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Women Divers Hall of Fame honor Zale Perry. Photo by DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The party was co-hosted by Roddenberry Adventures.

Marina Inserra, Miss California 2014 and Miss Scuba Queen USA 2016, sang the National Anthem.

Marina Inserra, Miss California 2014 and Miss Scuba Queen USA 2016. Photo credit Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Marina Inserra, Miss California 2014 and Miss Scuba Queen USA 2016. Photo credit Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the highlights below:

Blue Water Travel President Scott Gietler. Photo credit Clinton H Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Blue Water Travel President Scott Gietler. Photo credit Clinton H Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Stream2Sea Exec VP Kristin Giuliani. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Stream2Sea Exec VP Kristin Giuliani. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Backscatter operations manager Becca Boring. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Backscatter operations manager Becca Boring. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Catalina Express representatives. Photo by Denigoddesschronicle.com

Catalina Express representatives. Photo by Denigoddesschronicle.com

 

Rhonda & Jim Pisani representing Carol Douglas' Sau Bay Figi Retreat. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Rhonda & Jim Pisani representing Carol Douglas’ Sau Bay Fiji Retreat. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Bob Nimmo is the go to guy for deals at the Pacific Wilderness Superstore in San Pedro. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Bob Nimmo is the go to guy for deals at the Pacific Wilderness Superstore in San Pedro. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Dive Provo's Alan Jardine. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Dive Provo’s Alan Jardine. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Slipins Diveskins reps. Photo by DemiGoddesschronicle.com

Slipins Diveskins reps. Photo by DemiGoddesschronicle.com

 

Truth Aquatics President Glen Fritzler. Photo by DemiGoddesschronicle.com

Truth Aquatics President Glen Fritzler. Photo by DemiGoddesschronicle.com

 

Pinditi LiveAboard Dive Boat Rep Marty Wiseman. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Pinditi LiveAboard Dive Boat Rep Marty Wiseman. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Big Blue owners (and newlyweds). Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Big Blue owners (and newlyweds). Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

USCG Regional Dive Locker West reps. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

USCG Regional Dive Locker West reps. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Hips Sister CEO Kathleen Ahlgren. Photo by DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Hips Sister CEO Kathleen Ahlgren. Photo by DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

Saint Lucia Marketing Manager Jemima Lorde. Photo credit Demigoddesschronicle.com

Saint Lucia Marketing Manager Jemima Lorde. Photo credit Demigoddesschronicle.com

 

Peter Seupel of Aquanauts Grenada. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

Peter Seupel of Aquanauts Grenada. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com

SLGroupLA Ruben, Filmmaker Christy Oldham and LaPaz tourism director Sandra Felix. Photo credit Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

SLGroupLA Ruben, Filmmaker Christy Oldham and LaPaz tourism director Sandra Felix. Photo credit Clinton H. Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

For a complete list of exhibitors, click here

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About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

1 Comment on The 29th Annual Scuba Show Dive Expo Review

  1. Fantastic…..Have been exhibiting at this show for 29 years ( on and off) but was at the first show!
    LOVE that you love dogs – Fiji really needs some financial help for the animal hospital.

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