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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2018 workshops include:

Eddy Current Technician

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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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Elements of Diving / Mastering Propulsion

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor:
Evolution Scuba llc.
Fee:
$25 fee. All Enrollment Fees to be Donated to the National Breast Cancer Assc.

Description:

Have you ever wanted more control over your diving, have you ever wanted to be able to stay in one place in the water with out moving, have you ever wanted to Back Up underwater ?

If you answered yes to any of these questions this skill clinic is for you. Please join Evolution Scuba’s Instructors Ed Hayes & Gary Woods along with their crew for a morning session of lecture, video and confined water work that will give you the ability to maneuver and position yourself at a whole new level. This workshop will simply explain, demonstrate and teach you how easy these techniques really are. This workshop is open to all certified Divers,Instructors, and or Shop Owners.

Give us one morning of your time and you will be able to back up underwater. You will need a std scuba kit for a confined water session, please include a full wet suit. You may attend the clinic without getting in the water as well. There is always so much to learn.

Please note: Your registration fee is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Assc. You must bring your C-Cards and fill out a Medical & Liability Waiver. Please contact us to Evolve!

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Edward Hayes
Registration Phone: 860-682-0052
Registration Email: edward_p_hayes@sbcglobal.net
Registration URL: http://www.ephayes.com

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Lightroom Bootcamp

Details:

Date:
Friday, March 9, 2018
Room:
Georgetown
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Go Ask Erin
Fee:
$175

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.

Class limit of 12 people

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Registration info coming soon!

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Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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 2018

Details:

Date:
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Room:
Ipswich
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
PADI Americas
Fee:
Free to all PADI professionals

Description:

 

Member Forum 2018 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.

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 10, 2018
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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Rebreathers 101

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Heinerth Productions Inc.
Fee:
50.00

Description:

Enjoy a half-day academic session with CCR expert Jill Heinerth. Using fascinating stories and a multimedia presentation, Jill will cover all the essentials of rebreather diving. If you are looking to purchase a rebreather, this is an opportunity to learn how to be a wise consumer and make the choice that is right for you. If you already own a rebreather and want a review of academics, new trends and the future of CCR diving, then this seminar will offer an opportunity to learn. All levels of divers are welcome from recreational through technical divers. This presentation will cover all types of rebreathers and is not agency specific.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Jill Heinerth
Registration Email: JillHeinerth@mac.com

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Sidemount Diving

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter:
Sponsor:
Heinerth Productions Inc.
Fee:
50.00

Description:

Sidemount diving is one of the fastest growing techniques in diving. Developed by trailblazing cave divers, the versatile sidemount configuration offers new possibilities for open water, cave and wreck diving enthusiasts. With decades of sidemount diving experience, Jill Heinerth, will share her knowledge about how to get started.
She’ll discuss configuration, safety and share spectacular images from her expeditions around the world. Bring your own gear if you want some hands-on advice on organizing your rig.

Register for this workshop at:

Contact Name: Jill Heinerth
Registration Email: JillHeinerth@mac.com

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Valve Repair Technician

Details:

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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 9, 2018
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 9, 2018
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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