June 4-5, 2016, Long Beach California-
By: Christy Oldham @demigoddesspictures
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.
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. 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
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
Here are some of the highlights below:
Blue Water Travel President Scott Gietler. Photo credit Clinton H Wallace/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
Stream2Sea Exec VP Kristin Giuliani. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com
Backscatter operations manager Becca Boring. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com
Catalina Express representatives. Photo by Denigoddesschronicle.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
Dive Provo’s Alan Jardine. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com
Slipins Diveskins reps. Photo by DemiGoddesschronicle.com
Truth Aquatics President Glen Fritzler. Photo by DemiGoddesschronicle.com
Pinditi LiveAboard Dive Boat Rep Marty Wiseman. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com
Big Blue owners (and newlyweds). Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com
USCG Regional Dive Locker West reps. Photo by Demigoddesschronicle.com
Hips Sister CEO Kathleen Ahlgren. Photo by DemiGoddessChronicle.com
Saint Lucia Marketing Manager Jemima Lorde. Photo credit 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
For a complete list of exhibitors, click here