The 29th Annual Scuba Show Dive Expo Review

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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:

Boomer Naturals
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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Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante 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 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

1 Comment

  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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