Seminar Schedule

Entertaining and Educational Seminars will be Held Daily

Watch, Listen and Learn From the Industry’s Top Experts

History, adventure, marine life, diving physiology, underwater photography, local dive spots, foreign travel, seafood preparation, marine conservation and more. The speakers know their topics and love to share them with you. Seminars are very popular with show-goers.

Seminars, presentations and workshops run throughout the show. Day passes for seminars are $25 and may be purchased at the info desk upon arrival. Cash or credit card is accepted. Discounted day and weekend packages may be purchased in advance for a limited time online. Click below to find out more. Many seminars are free to the public and do not require a seminar pass. These are agency member updates or dive companies promoting their products and services.

Our new schedule is interactive! Click the title of a seminar to see the description. You can also add sessions to your calendar or share them with one click. The seminars are organized by color and time – blue seminars represent Scuba Show sessions requiring a paid seminar pass (see below for details), yellow seminars are free presentations put on by Divers Alert Network, and red seminars are workshops requiring pre-registration (see description for information on how to register).

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03may8:00 am5:00 pmPSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector (& Refresher*) Training Course8:00 am - 5:00 pm Seaside 4-B

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04may8:00 am10:00 amPSI-PCI Update8:00 am - 10:00 am Seaside 4-B

04may10:30 am12:30 pmValve Repair Technician10:30 am - 12:30 pm Seaside 4-B

04may11:00 am12:00 pmDon’t Sweat the Small StuffPresented by Andy Sallmon and Allison Vitsky Sallmon 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 1

04may11:00 am12:00 pmWhen to Go Diving – Using NOAA & New CDIP Forecasting to Determine the Best Potential for Conditions and Visibility at Popular SCUBA & Freediving Sites in LA CountyPresented by Jesse Rojas11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 3

04may11:00 am12:00 pmHow Not to Die While DivingPresented by Ken Knezic11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 7

04may11:00 am12:00 pmBreathing Gas Safety: You are Also Responsible for the Quality of your own Breathing GasPresented by Francois Burman11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

04may12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Stories behind Some of My Favorite ImagesPresented by Marty Snyderman12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 1

04may12:00 pm1:00 pmAdvances in Breathhold Diving PerformancePresented by Michael Lang and Karen Van Hoesen12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 3

04may12:00 pm1:00 pmMapping, Planning and Packing for Adventure: A Mission-Specific Approach to DivingPresented by Cathryn Castle Garcia and Gui Garcia12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 7

04may12:00 pm1:00 pm2019 DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer UpdatePresented by Jim Gunderson12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

04may1:00 pm2:00 pmWomen and Diving: Equal Opportunity Versus PhysiologyPresented by Frauke Tillmans 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

04may1:00 pm2:00 pmAre You A Responsible Diver?Presented by Dan Orr1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 1

04may1:00 pm2:00 pmNorCal’s Best Beach DivesPresented by Bruce Watkins1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 3

04may1:00 pm2:00 pmWhat’s Age Got to Do with It?Presented by Susan Bangasser, Ph.D., Erin O’Neill, Maida Taylor, MD., and Bonnie Toth1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 7

04may1:30 pm3:30 pmOxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Seaside 4-B

04may2:00 pm3:00 pmOcean Plastic Pollution SolutionsPresented by Dianna Cohen and Sandra Curtis2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 1

04may2:00 pm3:00 pmCommon Safety Concerns in Dive Businesses: Are You Really Prepared? Presented by Francois Burman 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

04may2:00 pm3:00 pmOff the Beaten TrackPresented by Faith Ortins2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 7

04may2:00 pm3:00 pmUp Close & Personal: Approaching Shy Marine LifePresented by Mark Strickland2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 3

04may3:00 pm4:00 pmHow to Shoot Your Buddy Without Getting Blood in the WaterPresented by Andy Sallmon and Allison Vitsky Sallmon 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 1

04may3:00 pm4:00 pmDiving California’s Channel IslandsPresented by Dale and Kim Sheckler3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 3

04may3:00 pm4:00 pmDiving Safety in Remote LocationsPresented by Louis Casabianca3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 7

04may3:00 pm4:00 pmDAN First Aid Courses: What they can offer you as a Diver and as a Dive ProfessionalPresented by Jim Gunderson 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

04may4:00 pm5:00 pmPanel Discussion ‐ Why Divers Die; Delving Into LA County Scuba Fatalities in 2018Presented by Karl Huggins, Ken Kurtis and L.A.Coroner John Kades4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 1

04may4:00 pm5:00 pmLET THERE BE LIGHTPresented by Brook Peterson4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 3

04may4:00 pm5:00 pmEAT – FIT – DIVEPresented by Gretchen Ashton4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 7

04may4:00 pm5:00 pmThe Bumpy Road to Personalized Decompression: Where Are We Headed?Presented by Frauke Tillmans 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

04may4:00 pm6:00 pmEddy Current Technician4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Seaside 4-B

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05may11:00 am12:00 amDisaster-proof Your Dive TravelPresented by Ken Knezick11:00 am - 12:00 am Seaside 7

05may11:00 am12:00 pmThe Bumpy Road to Personalized Decompression: Where Are We Headed?Presented by Frauke Tillmans11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

05may11:00 am12:00 pmDiving Among WhalesPresented by Bruce Watkins11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 3

05may11:00 am12:00 pmCapturing CaliforniaPresented by Andy Sallmon and Allison Vitsky Sallmon 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Seaside 1

05may12:00 pm1:00 pmReceding the Plastic TidePresented by Brittany Novick12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 1

05may12:00 pm1:00 pmDiving Into a CareerPresented by Betty Orr12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 3

05may12:00 pm1:00 pmThe World’s Largest Fish In Your Face: Swimming with Whale Sharks at Isla MujeresPresented by Ken Kurtis12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 3

05may12:00 pm1:00 pmCommon Safety Concerns in Dive Businesses: Are You Really Prepared? Presented by Francois Burman 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

05may1:00 pm2:00 pmThe Ocean is For EveryonePresented by Jaclyn Friedlander1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 7

05may1:00 pm2:00 pmWomen and Diving: Equal Opportunity Versus PhysiologyPresented by Frauke Tillmans 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

05may1:00 pm2:00 pmU/W Camera Care & Maintenance: Preparing for Success and Avoiding Costly MistakesPresented by Devon Tomkins 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 3

05may1:00 pm2:00 pmUp Close & Personal: Approaching Shy Marine LifePresented by Mark Strickland1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Seaside 1

05may2:00 pm3:00 pmDAN First Aid Courses: What they can offer you as a Diver and as a Dive Professional2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

05may2:00 pm3:00 pmIt’s only Life Support Equipment - What Could Happen?Presented by Mark Gresham 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 7

05may2:00 pm3:00 pmFive Mistakes in Diving SafetyPresented by Dan Orr2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 1

05may2:00 pm3:00 pmHow to hook your video viewersPresented by Eric Hanauer 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Seaside 3

05may3:00 pm4:00 pmTrailblazer: The Extraordinary Life of Diving Pioneer Dottie FrazierPresented by Karen Straus3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 3

05may3:00 pm4:00 pmLook, Ma’! Dad’s on the Evening News! Connecting the Dots on Human ErrorPresented by Gareth Lock and Mel Futrell3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 1

05may3:00 pm4:00 pmBreathing Gas Safety: You are also Responsible for the Quality of your own Breathing GasPresented by Francois Burman3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 4-A: Free DAN Seminars

05may3:00 pm4:00 pmLEGAL ISSUES FOR CALIFORNIA DIVERSPresented by Rick Lesser and Jorge Lopez3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seaside 7

05may4:00 pm5:00 pmSouthern California’s Best Beach DivesPresented by Dale and Kim Sheckler 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 1

05may4:00 pm5:00 pmOcean Emotion: A Fresh New Way to See the SeaPresented by Cathryn Castle Garcia and Gui Garcia4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 3

05may4:00 pm5:00 pmVideo Tips, Techniques, Workflow and Editing Basics for Underwater Video ShootersPresented by Walter Marti4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seaside 7

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