2019 Speakers


Brett Seymour - USS Arizona, The Science of Stewardship

Deputy Chief of NPS Submerged Resource Center


The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day. With several hundred dives on the USS Arizona as part […] read more...

Ken Merryman - Comparing Popular Caribbean Dive Destinations

Diver, Underwater Videographer


Each year as diving travelers we decide what new destination we would like to explore. Although Ken is mostly known for his Great Lakes travels, he has also traveled to many saltwater destinations both in the U.S. and foreign ports. For the last eight years read more...

Dan Fountain - Ships That Go Bump in the Night: Wrecks of the Choctaw and Ohio

Diver, Maritime Historian


Over the summer of 2017, two historic shipwrecks missing for more than a century were found in Lake Huron – not once, but twice! Dan Fountain will share with the audience his experiences in researching, searching for, and documenting the shipwrecks of the wooden steamer OHIO, sunk in 1894, and the steel freighter CHOCTAW, lost […] read more...

Steve and Jolene Philbrook - Top 10 Reasons For Group Dive Travel

Professional U/W Photographers, Owners of Aquaventure


Have you ever been disappointed with a dive trip? Did your “trip of a lifetime” not live up to the epic expectations you envisioned? In this presentation Steve & Jolene will cover many of the benefits of group travel. Get the most out of your next dive trip! read more...

Dr. John Wahlstrom & Dr. Camilo Saraiva - D.A.N. Frequently Asked Questions - Why have Dive Travel Insurance

Divers Alert Network


D.A.N. Frequently Asked Questions – Why have Dive Travel Insurance read more...