Workshops

Get the most of your weekend with the Boston Sea Rovers. The films on Saturday night will blow you away, the daytime speakers are world class, and the exhibit hall covers all aspects of diving. But don’t forget about the workshops.

The workshops are an important component of the clinic; after all the Boston Sea Rovers are dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the marine environment. The workshops provide a unique opportunity for direct interaction with teachers eager to share their expertise.

Photo editing techniques, hands-on regulator service, an introduction to rebreather diving, visual tank inspection, and much more at your fingertips. Just take a short break from the rest of the clinic and attend a great workshop. And start next dive season with a great new set of skills.

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2017 workshops include:

Amazing Trip Videos that Your Friends and Family Will Love!

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Georgetown
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Newmediasoup
Fee:
$30 Special Offer: SAVE $10 OFF each additional registration if you attend more than one Go Ask Erin workshop during the Boston Sea Rovers Clinic.

Description:

Create an engaging trip video by planning your shots and capturing a wide assortment of video clips using our tried and true techniques. Then, learn the best practices for putting it all together in a final trip video that your friends and family will love!

Topics will include:

Planning Your Shots

Topside Video Shooting Techniques

  • Stability
  • Timelapses
  • Aerial Video

Underwater Video Shooting Techniques

  • Perfect UW Color
  • Stability
  • Composition
  • Shooting Techniques

Best Practices when Putting it All Together

  • Music
  • Duration
  • Social Sharing

 

You will also be added to the Go Ask Erin – Newmediasoup Photographer’s Happy Hour guest list, Sunday from 3-5pm.

Register for this workshop at:

Details to follow. Check back soon.

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Boy Scouts Oceanography Merit Badge Workshop

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Ipswich
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter:
Fee:
$10/scout;  Adult leader ($20) or free with 10 scouts

Description:

Prior to the workshop, scouts should visit the Marine Careers Fair and morning sessions of the Marine Science and Conservation Public Forum that will fulfill some requirements for the merit badge.

Merit Badge Councilors:
Mark Fregeau PhD.
Woody Tinsley

Discover Scuba: Saturday March 11, 2017 – free – pre-registration required!
Opportunity to try scuba diving in a pool under supervision. Information on local courses to receive certification and Scuba Diving Merit Badge is provided.
More information at www.bostonsearovers.com/clinic-home/discover-scuba/

Register for this workshop at:

Details to follow. Check back soon.

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COMS Fair

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Newbury port A and B
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Boston Sea Rovers
Fee:
Free

Description:

Career Opportunities in Marine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math)

Explore career and educational opportunities in marine STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) based programs. Representatives from programs will be on hand to provide information on their programs for both undergraduate and graduate opportunities. See participating program listing by clicking here.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: (no registration required)

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Dive Equipment Troubleshooting & Field Maintenance

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Newbury port A and B
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
East Coast Divers
Fee:
$79

Description:

During this workshop you will get hands on experience troubleshooting common equipment failures and learning fixes that you can perform at any dive site. You will also learn how to identify the difference between problems that can be fixed at the dive site and ones that need to be handled at a work bench. Along with these topics you will also:

  • Identify parts of a cylinder valve and common problems and solutions
  • Identify the source of leaks and freeflows in regulator stages and hoses
  • Learn techniques to repair basic issues in regulator stages and high-pressure / low-pressure hoses
  • Identify common issue with BC dump valves and common quick fixes plus preventative maintenance
  • Learn how to disassemble a common inflator mechanism as well as locate and repair common leaks
  • Discuss the parts of the ultimate save-a-dive kit and how to travel with it
  • Discuss common issues and easy solutions for problems with masks, fins, snorkels, suits, etc.
  • Discuss basic scuba gear design principles and how to avoid making dangerous errors while working on gear

Q & A session about as many topics as we have time for.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Alex Dulavitz
Registration Phone: 617-277-2216 (email preferred)
Registration Email: alex@ecdivers.com

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Diver Fatality Investigations

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Manchester
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Lifeguard Systems
Fee:
$25 includes handout material

Description:

Two important missions of diving fatality investigation are preventing future similar occurrences and helping to insure that justice occurs from civil suits and criminal prosecutions. This workshop is useful for anyone who is interested in either mission and for dive professionals who want to be better prepared to prevent and manage possible litigation. The workshop will consist of the steps and procedures that are used to investigate diver fatalities, including: What Information is analyzed and why; how to read autopsy reports — what they can and can’t tell us; law enforcement and death investigation reports; witness statements; data collection from dive logs and what questions to ask; environment variables; dive equipment tests; evaluation of dive leaders, dive boat buddies, and more.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Lifeguard Systems
Registration Phone: 845-657-5544
Registration Email: lgs@teamlgs.com

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Eddy Current Technician

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Marblehead A and B
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presenter:
Fee:
$195

Description:

Prerequisite: Current PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector

Eddy Current testing is a powerful addition (and now required by USDOT to be updated every 3 years) to visual cylinder inspection; however many in the industry continue to use such instruments on the wrong cylinders or fail to operate the equipment properly.

The PSI-PCI course provides Visual Cylinder Inspectors with the added training to know when and how to conduct proper Eddy Current Tests on SCUBA and SCBA cylinders in addition to hands on experience with Eddy Current instruments.

PSI-PCI, Inc. is regarded as the authority on Visual Cylinder Inspection and associated programs. It is our only business, not just an add-on! Our programs have been created by industry experts from many fields to provide a cohesive, informative certification program. We are the only company whose training is endorsed, referred to and utilized by cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT and Compressed Gas Association. You won’t find our level of professionalism, comprehensive support and consultation from anyone else! The only real choice is PSI-PCI!

You can sign up online via our show schedule page or contact our office directly for personal assistance.

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Phone: 425-398-4300

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Get the most out of your GoPro

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Essex
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter:
Fee:
$79

Description:

The GoPro is capable of capturing professional quality footage.
Pete holds this workshop at dive shows to help people improve their underwater GoPro video results.

This 3 hour workshop covers topics including GoPro settings for underwater, techniques for achieving a super steady shot, GoPro mounting options, the use of lights and filters, accessories that make sense for diving, and Pete’s priorities for safety while shooting underwater.

He’ll also cover workflow and best practices for shooting and organizing footage for editing.

Also note that participants are encouraged to enrol in Pete’s video editing workshop on Sunday, a great opportunity to learn, step by step, how to put your footage to good use.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Peter Bucknell
Registration Email: peterbucknell@mac.com

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Getting Rid of Backscatter, Bad Lighting, and Bozos

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Georgetown
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Go Ask Erin
Fee:
$75 Special Offer: SAVE $10 OFF each additional registration if you attend more than one Go Ask Erin workshop during the Boston Sea Rovers Clinic.

Description:

This workshop uses Lightroom and Photoshop to solve the most common problems that face underwater shooters. In this fun class full of Pro Tips and Dirty Tricks, you’ll learn the best ways to remove backscatter, re-adjust your strobes in post, and remove unwanted objects.

• Removing backscatter in Lightroom
• Dirty tricks to remove backscatter in Photoshop
• Wicked powerful White Balance in Lightroom
• Doubling down on White Balance in Photoshop
• Dial-A-Blue
• Knocking back ambient Light
• Repositioning your strobes in post
• Object removal in Lightroom
• Content Aware fill and rebuilding edges in Photoshop

To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll need a laptop running Lightroom (Lightroom 5 or later, CC preferred).

Class limit of 12 for plenty of one-on-one help

Participants will receive a 16GB USB3 flash drive containing class materials, and a laminated keyboard shortcuts sheet. They will also be added to the guest list for the Go Ask Erin/Newmediasoup Photographer’s Happy Hour, Sunday from 3-5pm.

Register for this workshop at:

Details to follow. Check back soon.

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Knot tying and rigging for divers

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Manchester
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sponsor:
Lifeguard Systems
Fee:
$45 includes a knot tying rope

Description:

If you’re on, near, or underwater these knots can save your life or at least make you look very cool. Just knowing how to properly tie line to a boat/dock cleat is useful. Now learn how to do it in a few wrist flicks from a standing position. The divers on the boats will be giving you the boat crew tips. Learn knots and rigging useful for rescue, advanced diving, site set-ups and more. No matter what your level from only being able to tie up your tongue to being a master-knotter you will learn and have fun during this workshop.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Lifeguard Systems
Registration Phone: 845-657-5544
Registration Email: lgs@teamlgs.com

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Learn Video Editing

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Essex
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter:
Fee:
$79

Description:

This seminar will give you:
-the courage to edit video on ANY software
-the knowledge to set up your workflow
-the ability to find answers to questions as they arise

Video editing has a learning curve that can appear to be very steep.
I’ll be guiding you through the maze of pitfalls and mistakes that will rob other new editors of days.
You will establish a workflow and learn to set up your video footage management so you don’t crash your computer.

I’ll be using a couple of programs such as iMovie as example program, but what you’ll be learning will apply forward to all other software.

I’ll make it fun, but you’re all going to learn a lot.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Peter Bucknell
Registration Email: peterbucknell@me.com

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Lightroom Bootcamp

Details:

Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Room:
Georgetown
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Go Ask Erin
Fee:
$175 Special Offer: SAVE $10 OFF each additional registration if you attend more than one Go Ask Erin workshop during the Boston Sea Rovers Clinic.

Description:

This is an intensive, hands-on and above all fun underwater-specific workshop. To get the most out of it, you’ll need a laptop running the most recent version of Lightroom that your OS can handle, and at least 1 external hard drive, all with the appropriate power sources and cables. Make sure your laptop is functioning well. There’s a lot of information to cover, and no time to fix computer problems.

The latest version of Lightroom is available as a free, fully-functional, 7-day trial here:  https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/lightroom

You’ll need 3-5 of your own underwater images that we’ll choose from to work on. All skill levels of shooter are welcome!

9:00AM-12:30PM
The first session focuses on workflow – you’ll get the tools and techniques you need to save yourself from drowning in a sea of disorganized images. Learn to organize your image library efficiently, so you can get to the fun part of the editing process more quickly.
• What’s a Lightroom Catalog?
• What’s a Lightroom Library?
• Setting the right Preferences and View Options
• Folder Organization and Naming Conventions
• Importing from a media card
• Importing from existing folders
• Creating presets to automate and customize
• Keywording
• Sorting, Comparing, Flagging and Deleting – Making a QUICK first pass
• The power of Collections – Collection Sets, Collections, Smart and Quick Collections
• Exporting, Uploading and Emailing
• 3 things to NEVER do in Lightroom
• Troubleshooting – What to do if you screw it up

LUNCH 12:30PM-1:30PM

1:30PM-5PM
The second session focuses on the Develop Module – This is the fun part. Learn to harness the power of post and maximize the potential of your shots. It’s magic.
• White Balance, tonal corrections and Contrast
• Adjusting water color and minimizing unwanted color casts from ambient light
• Popping textures and patterns
• Selective sharpening
• Local Brushes and Filters
* Adjusting your Lighting in post
* Vignettes and custom vignettes
* Backscatter and object removal
* From Lightroom to Photoshop and back
* Video editing for dabblers in Lightroom

Participants in this class will receive a GoAskErin Lightroom Bootcamp workbook, a 16GB USB3 flash drive containing class materials, and a laminated keyboard shortcuts sheet.  They will also be added to the Go Ask Erin/Newmediasoup Photographer’s Happy Hour, Sunday from 3-5pm.

Class limit of 12 people

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Erin Quigley
Registration Email: erin@goaskerin.com

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NAUI First Aid IT Workshop

Details:

Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Room:
Hamilton
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
NAUI Worldwide
Fee:
No fee

Description:

The NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN curriculum provides NAUI leaders with a new array of courses to offer their student divers and the general public. NAUI First Aid IT Workshops are intended to refresh your First Aid and CPR skills, provide valuable information concerning new standards, as well as give you information on training on how to implement and conduct these courses. These skills are essential as you work with your NAUI Leadership Candidates during their First Aid training.

Simply go to http://naui.diverelearning.com/, register, complete the Core Module (first), and then complete the Instructor Modules for the course(s) offered.
NAUI Instructor Trainers and Course Directors must complete all modules available: Core Course, Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS), CPR Health Care Provider (HCP), Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries (EO2), Neurological Assessment (NEURO), First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI), Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) and Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFAPro).

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Contact Jim Gunderson or Terrence Tysall
Registration Phone: 813.628.6284

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NAUI Member Update

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Hamilton
Time:
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
NAUI Worldwide
Fee:
Free to NAUI members

Description:

Be sure to attend this exclusive NAUI Update, Sunday from 8 AM – 9:30 AM, in the Hamilton Room, as we share important information about the organization. Catch up on the latest developments of NAUI, and keep up-to–date with recent changes/additions to standards and other Association news happening this year. This informational session is free to NAUI members and does not require registration. It will include topics of interest, plus an open Q&A.

In addition, register for the “Teaching NAUI Leadership” Workshop, to be conducted on Sunday from 1 – 5 PM, in the Hamilton Room. This session is designed to provide NAUI Instructors with the most current procedures and processes for conducting NAUI Leadership Training. All NAUI instructors are encouraged to attend this highly informative and free workshop.

For more information, visit https://www.naui.org/events/naui-member-update-and-teaching-naui-leadership/

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: No registration required

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Northeast Regional Diving Safety Officer Meeting

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Hamilton
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter:
Fee:
Free to Agency & Institutional Diving Safety Officers

Description:

The meeting is an opportunity for regional Diving Safety Officers to meet with their peers and discuss projects, AAUS updates, and current events.

This meeting is open to all agency, institutional, and university Diving Safety Officers operating programs in compliance with (29CFR1910, Subpart T) of the OSHA Diving Regulations.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Anya Hanson
Registration Phone: 401-874-6205
Registration Email: anyahanson@uri.edu

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Ocean Access Issue Meeting

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Essex
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
BAY STATE COUNCIL of DIVERS

Description:

The Bay State Council of Divers and the Massachusetts diving community are greatly concerned about the continuing loss of public parking in coastal communities to allow for shore access.  Many communities restrict parking access to residents-only.  This prevents other citizens from using the public beaches and rights of way in these communities.
We believe this issue concerns many water sports enthusiasts and we are seeking your input and support to remedy this situation.  To this end we are planning to host a meeting for representatives of interested parties at the Boston Sea Rovers Show on Sunday March 12, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel North Shore in Danvers MA.
We hope that by coordinating our efforts across user groups that we can reverse this situation and get greater access to our shores for all citizens to freely enjoy.

www.baystatecouncil.org

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Email: ocean-access@googlegroups.com

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Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Marblehead A and B
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc.
Fee:
$195

Description:

Prerequisite: Current PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector

The PSI-PCI Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician course offers information and inspection training specific to cleaning oxygen service cylinders. The course has been created by true experts and engineers in the gas industry on the subject of oxygen/enriched air service cylinders.

PSI-PCI, Inc. is regarded as the authority on Visual Cylinder Inspection and associated programs. It is our only business, not just an add-on! Our programs have been created by industry experts from many fields to provide a cohesive, informative certification program. We are the only company whose training is endorsed, referred to and utilized by cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT and Compressed Gas Association. You won’t find our level of professionalism, comprehensive support and consultation from anyone else! The only real choice is PSI-PCI!

You can sign up online via our show schedule page or contact us directly for personal assistance.

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Phone: 425-398-4300

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PADI Member Forum 2017

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Ipswich
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
PADI Americas
Fee:
Free to all PADI professionals

Description:

 

Member Forum 2017 promises to be an exciting and informative journey through the new, cutting-edge educational tools added to the PADI digital library. The seminar features a risk management presentation along with an interactive Q&A session about PADI Standards.

You’ll also get a preview into the new PADI marketing campaigns, including: My PADI, AmbassaDiver™, Discover Scuba® Diving Days, and changes within Emergency First Response® and Project AWARE®

This forum is free and open to all PADI professionals, but please register using the Registration URL below.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Maureen Brandt
Registration Email: maureen.brandt@padi.com

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PSI-PCI Annual Update

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Marblehead A and B
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc.
Fee:
$95

Description:

The PSI-PCI Annual Update is designed to provide a current PSI-PCI trained inspector information on recent changes to cylinders and inspection standards as well as keeping you abreast of current happenings.

Additionally, this update meets the OSHA and DOT 3 year retraining requirements for cylinder HAZMAT handling. PSI-PCI, Inc. is regarded as the authority on Visual Cylinder Inspection and associated programs. It is our only business, not just an add-on! Our programs have been created by industry experts from many fields to provide a cohesive, informative certification program. You must be a current (within 3 years of last training) PSI-PCI Inspector to be eligible to renew via the Update.

We are the only company whose training is endorsed, referred to and utilized by cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT and Compressed Gas Association. You won’t find our level of professionalism, comprehensive support and consultation from anyone else! The only real choice is PSI-PCI!

You can sign up online via our show schedule page or contact our office for personal assistance.

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Phone: 425-398-4300

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Seashells Around the World

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Gloucester A and B
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Boston Malacological Club
Fee:
Free and open to all ages

Description:

 

FREE ALL WEEKEND SEASHELL EXHIBIT
-second floor Mezzanine-Gloucester Room-

Saturday 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drop by and see educational exhibits of seashells from the world over and learn about their habitats, biodiversity and ecology and their use in food, science, medicine, on stamps, and in art and crafts.

Bring your own seashell and learn how to identify it with the help of experts on mollusks who will be available to assist you and teach you how to use some of the best seashell identification books.

Choose your own seashell from one of the world’s beaches at our ‘seashell adoption table’ provided by our members.

Learn how to make your own origami ocean animal at our origami animal exhibit.

Sponsored by the Boston Malacological Club
Founded in 1910

Join one of the world’s oldest active seashell groups for fun and educational monthly meetings in Cambridge, Mass.  For information contact:
George Buckley – gbuckley@fas.harvard.edu
Valerie Gould – valeiegould22@hotmail.com

Please note the contact information below is for informational purposes only – No registration is required!

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Email: valeriegould22@hotmail.com
Registration URL: http://bostonmalclub.org

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Sherwood Regulators Service Clinic

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Topsfield
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Sherwood Scuba
Fee:
$50

Description:

During the Boston Sea Rovers at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Danvers, MA,  Sherwood Scuba will be offering its regulator service clinics.  This years’ service clinics will include the completely re-designed Brut, Magnum, Oasis, Blizzard and Maximus PRO regulators, the SR1 & SR2 regulators, and the legacy 9000 series 2nd stages.

Due to limited seating, advanced registration is necessary to secure your spot. Signups will close on March 08, 2017 and due to extremely limited space, we will be able to accommodate only one staff member per authorized dealer*.

This year, Sherwood Scuba will be charging for its clinics.   The cost for all day training is $50.00 which will cover the course fees and will also include: a Sherwood Tool Pouch, and a Sherwood Scuba Technician T-Shirt.

Seminar Schedules. 

Time/Date Sat March 11
8:00 am – 12:00 noon   . 9000 Pro 1st & 2nd Stages
12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm SR1 & SR2
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 9000 Legacy 2nd Stages

 

Payment is necessary to secure your spot. 

Due to the high attendance rate, last minute sign ups at the show will only be permitted if space is available. Sherwood Scuba is using Event Bright to manage the seminar signups and payment collection. The password for each of these seminars is SherwoodBOSTON2017 

 

Link to buy your ticket to the Sherwood Scuba Seminars at Boston Sea Rovers 2017:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sherwood-scuba-regulator-service-clinics-boston-sea-rovers-2017-tickets-31293812636

 

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Mauricio Moreno

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Teaching NAUI Leadership Workshop

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Room:
Hamilton
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
NAUI Worldwide

Description:

Register for the “Teaching NAUI Leadership” Workshop, to be conducted on Sunday from 1 – 5 PM, in the Hamilton Room. This session is designed to provide NAUI Instructors with the most current procedures and processes for conducting NAUI Leadership Training. All NAUI instructors are encouraged to attend this highly informative and free workshop.

Instructors who have not yet purchased their revised NAUI Leadership & Instruction Instructor Guide and agreement may do so at this workshop for $95.

Instructor Trainers and Courses Directors who are currently in Emeritus status may attend the workshop and purchase both the revised NAUI Leadership & Instruction Instructor Guide, and the revised NAUI Instructor Trainer/Staff Training Workshop Guide for $95 each to regain their active status.  Both sets of instructor guides include are included on the NAUI i-Card, a $35 value.

 

In addition, be sure to attend this exclusive NAUI Update, Sunday from 8 AM – 9:30 AM, in the Hamilton Room, as we share important information about the organization. Catch up on the latest developments of NAUI, and keep up-to–date with recent changes/additions to standards and other Association news happening this year. This informational session is free to NAUI members and does not require registration. It will include topics of interest, plus an open Q&A.

 

For more information, visit https://www.naui.org/events/naui-member-update-and-teaching-naui-leadership/

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Email Shannon McCoy for more information and/or to receive a registration form
Registration Email: smccoy@naui.org

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The Rise of the Citizen Scientist: Opportunities for Recreational Divers

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Newbury port A and B
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society Inc.
Fee:
$30

Description:

The citizen science movement has gained a great deal of momentum over the last 5 years, and with its continued growth come new areas of opportunity for “citizens” to contribute in scientific meaningful ways to a vast number of fields including marine biology, oceanography, underwater archaeology, astronomy, and space exploration (just to name a few). With over 95% of the ocean yet to be explored, there are numerous opportunities for recreational divers to don the hat of “citizen scientist” and add to our collective knowledge about the ocean. Dive in and explore some of the exciting citizen science opportunities above AND below the surface in this 3 hour workshop! Attendees receive a workshop manual on USB stick, and a swag bag with supplemental materials and other “goodies.”

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Jamie R. Guined

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Ultimate Underwater Movement for all divers

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Manchester
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor:
Lifeguard Systems
Fee:
$60 includes 2 DVDs and handout material

Description:

Whether you want to be able to gracefully move inches across a reef in current without touching it or work horizontal and face-up inside a submerged vehicle in blackwater, this workshop will present you with gear trim, breathing, and body movement techniques to practice in order to move in ways you never thought possible.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Lifeguard Systems
Registration Phone: 845-657-5544
Registration Email: lgs@teamlgs.com

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Valve Repair Technician

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Marblehead A and B
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc.
Fee:
$195

Description:

The PSI-PCI Valve Repair Technician course provides a broad overview of valve types, valve repair and valve care and maintenance. It is approved by the valve manufacturers who have provided valuable input to the program!

PSI-PCI, Inc. is regarded as the authority on Visual Cylinder Inspection and associated programs. It is our only business, not just an add-on! Our programs have been created by industry experts from many fields to provide a cohesive, informative certification program. We are the only company whose training is endorsed, referred to and utilized by cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT and Compressed Gas Association. You won’t find our level of professionalism, comprehensive support and consultation from anyone else! The only real choice is PSI-PCI!

You can sign up at our show schedule page or contact our office for personal assistance.

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Phone: 425-398-4300

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Visual Cylinder Inspection

Details:

Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Room:
Marblehead A and B
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc.
Fee:
$325

Description:

This Visual Cylinder Inspection certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors.

Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and students completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers.

PSI-PCI, Inc. is regarded as the authority on Visual Cylinder Inspection and our programs are second to none. It is our only business, not just an add-on! Our programs have been created by industry experts from many fields to provide a cohesive, informative certification program.

We are the only company whose training is endorsed, referred to and utilized by cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT and Compressed Gas Association. You won’t find our level of professionalism, comprehensive support and consultation from anyone else! The only real choice is PSI-PCI!

Sign up online at our show schedule page or contact our office directly for personal assistance.

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Phone: 425-398-4300

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Visual Cylinder Inspection (Refresher)

Details:

Date:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Room:
Marblehead A and B
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc.
Fee:
$195

Description:

This price point is available to previously trained PSI-PCI Inspectors that have exceeded the federally required three year recurrent training requirement and need to renew. This is the full day course at an alumni rate.

PSI-PCI, Inc. is still the only company whose training is endorsed, referred to and utilized by cylinder manufacturers; and recognized by USDOT and Compressed Gas Association. You won’t find our level of professionalism, comprehensive support and consultation from anyone else! The only real choice is PSI-PCI!

You can sign up online via our show schedule page or contact our office for personal assistance.

Register for this workshop at:

Registration Phone: 425-398-4300

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Where the #*%! Are My Images? – How to Get and Stay Organized in Lightroom

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Georgetown
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Go Ask Erin
Fee:
$75 Special Offer: SAVE $10 OFF each additional registration if you attend more than one Go Ask Erin workshop during the Boston Sea Rovers Clinic.

Description:

Do you know where your images are? Are they easy to find and properly backed up, or are they spread out over multiple drives and computers in a tangle of mystery folders? If you count yourself among the many organizationally challenged Lightroom users out there, then this hands-on workshop is for you. You’ll get the tools and techniques you need to whip your image library into shape, once and for all.

• What’s a Lightroom Catalog?
• What’s a Lightroom Library?
• Simultaneous folder organization in Lightroom and on your drive
• Easy importing from a media card
• Easy importing from existing folders
• Creating presets to automate and customize
• Exporting, Emailing and Uploading to Social Media
• Troubleshoot your current Lightroom catalog
• Re-link missing folders and images
• Merge your iPhoto, Photos, or Aperture Library with Lightroom.
• Merge your Laptop and Desktop Libraries.
• Customize a reliable backup strategy.

To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll need a laptop running Lightroom (Lightroom 4 or later), and at least 1 external hard drive, all with the appropriate power sources and cables.

Class limit of 12 for plenty of one-on-one help

Participants will receive a 16GB USB3 flash drive containing class materials, and a laminated keyboard shortcuts sheet. They will also be added to the guest list for the Go Ask Erin/Newmediasoup Photographer’s Happy Hour, Sunday from 3-5pm.

Register for this workshop at:

Details to follow. Check back soon.

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Wide Angle Shooting and Editing for UW Photographers

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Room:
Georgetown
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor:
Newmediasoup & Go Ask Erin
Fee:
$75 Special Offer: SAVE $10 OFF each additional registration if you attend more than one Go Ask Erin workshop during the Boston Sea Rovers Clinic.

Description:

by Joel Penner, Jennifer Penner and Erin Quigley
*This workshop is for the beginning to intermediate underwater photographer

Ready to move beyond taking fish ID shots? Want to convey to your family and friends the BIG picture from your diving and snorkeling adventures?
Then this is the workshop for you!

Topics to be covered include:

WIDE-ANGLE SHOOTING TIPS

How to shoot wide-angle underwater
• Camera set-up and settings
• Focus and exposure
• What is backscatter and tips to avoid it

Shooting with available light
• Big scenes, big animals, wrecks, silhouettes

Shooting with strobes
• Strobe positioning
• Reef scenes, mid-sized animals
• CFWA (close focus wide angle)

Working with models
• Your dive buddy = your model

Composition
• Move away from the center
• Shoot verticals
• Shoot for B&W conversion

LIGHTROOM EDITING TECHNIQUES FOR WIDE-ANGLE UNDERWATER IMAGES

• Adjust the blue water
• Backscatter removal
• Black and white conversion
• Adjust your strobes in post production

You will also be added to the Go Ask Erin – Newmediasoup Photographer’s Happy Hour guest list, Sunday from 3-5pm.

Register for this workshop at:

Details to follow. Check back soon.

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