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Saturday Night Party

Let’s Party!

This year, we’re partying because… we can! (And we missed you!) Getting together for the annual Saturday Night Party feels especially sweet this year. After two years of Scuba NO-Shows, we are overjoyed to be back among thousands of our favorite dive buddies! 

As we were planning this year’s show, COVID continued to rear its head. The uncertainty to ensure a venue and not knowing what May 2022 restrictions might bring, for a brief instant we even considered not holding a party. But…we’re all divers, so that would just be crazy. Instead of eloping with our beers off into the sunset (or more realistically, our beds) on Saturday night, we want to party with y’all at our favorite place in the convention hall! 

This year’s soiree is just a quick walk from the exhibit hall – you don’t even have to worry about getting your hair wet on the journey. At the close of the show on Saturday, step outside the exhibit hall doors and into the Bogart Lounge and the Pacific Gallery, where we’ll be waiting to greet you with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a raffle to raise money for a cause, music and more. 

We didn’t get to throw the 2020 California Scuba Service Award (CSSA) recipient Marty Snyderman a proper bash, so please join us for a belated presentation of a very deserving award. Then the highlight of the evening will be a presentation of the CSSA to 2022 recipient Leslie Leaney (read Marty and Leslie’s incredible stories here . That’s a two-for-one special on diving legends! 

The raffle will raise money for one of the show’s nonprofit organizations with a cause, to be awarded itself by a drawing at the party. 

We hope you’ll join us for an always-fun, albeit slightly scaled-back, version of our Saturday Night Party. We promise you the best company – fellow scuba lovers. This party always has and always will be about friends old and new and celebrating the things that bind us all together. 

We can’t wait to party with you! 

Raffle Tickets 

Stop by the merchandise booth on Saturday to get your tickets early! You can also buy them for a limited time at the party. Must be present to win. 

Party Info

Hours: 6pm – 10pm 

Location: Bogart Lounge and the Pacific Gallery, located inside the convention center just beyond the exhibit hall entrance. 

California Scuba Service Award

This award was established in 1989 to recognize those who have made significant and long lasting contributions to the California diving community. The award is presented each year at the Saturday Night Party. Please join us as we honor the 2022 California Scuba Service Award recipient, Leslie Leaney. Leaney is the cofounder of the Historical Diving Society-USA and founder of the Journal of Diving History.

As our 2020 show was cancelled due to COVID, we’ll also be presenting a belated award to the 2020 California Scuba Service Award recipient, Marty Snyderman, an Emmy-award winning cinematographer.

RAFFLE PRIZES

Coming soon!