Free entrance to Florida Dive Show…

Come along to the Florida Dive Show (November 15 + 16) in Palm Beach. This really is one of the best places to spend a surface interval… it’s almost as much fun as diving. And this year, you can save yourself $10 just because you are an associate member of the SDI, TDI group of agencies! Tell your friends the advantages of reading Dive Log! All you have to do is print out the coupon in your copy of November’s eNewsletter and present it at the door.

Now more about the Florida Dive Show. This year’s show features some very special events including presentations on exotic dive destinations like Thailand, workshops on underwater photography, a seminar on close-circuit rebreathers and which one is right for you, plus several presentations by Stan Waterman.

SDI, TDI Staff Instructor-Trainers will also be hosting an Instructor Crossover at The Florida Dive Show. If you are a dive instructor teaching for another agency, this could be your chance to join our winning team… check it out.

Another great feature of the show is its Photo/Video Contest. Competition categories include:

U/W PHOTO:

Digital Still Categories (DSLR & a Snap Shot Cameras Category)

MACRO (DLSR & a Snap Shot Cameras Category)

(underwater images which have a picture area of 7×5 inches or smaller)

WIDE ANGLE (DSLR & a Snap Shot Cameras Category)

(underwater images which have a picture area larger than 7×5 inches)

All photo entries will be submitted by email. Entrants must be from the State of Florida. Non Florida Residents may enter but must be present at the Florida Dive Show in order to be considered. Entry fee for the Photo Contest/ Video is $ 10.00 per category. Maximum of two submissions per categories per person. Winners will be announced the morning of November 15th at the Florida Dive Show.

The Digital Still Categories are open to all skill levels.

Video cameras in "photo" mode qualify as long as the resolution is greater than 1 megapixel.

U/W VIDEO:

Two Categories- Best Music Mix & Funny U/W Video

Two Minute Story (Over two minutes will be disqualified, must be uploaded to youtube and submitted by email.).

Video entrants may be of any skill level. At least 75% of the entry must be underwater. Your camera skills as well as editing creativity will be judged. Show your editing system and methods.

CONSERVATION RULES:

Applicable to all entrants and entries: Conservation Rules established by EPIC®. Marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Entries exhibiting the following behavior will be disqualified:

Divers visibly damaging the environment (e.g. gear dragging or kicking up sand)

Animals with signs of stress (e.g. puffed puffers, inking octopus)

Animals moved to an unnatural environment or risky location

Animals being fed (especially artificial food from divers)

Marine life being touched (e.g. coral polyps, seahorse tails)

Divers exhibiting poor buoyancy control

Conservation rules will apply and the judges’ decision will be final.

Photographers and videographers retain all copyrights to their images and/or video.

Entries must be emailed to pvcontest@floridadiveshow.com Dive Chronicles/Florida Dive Show have rights to use any submitted images for a period of two years for purpose of promoting future U/W Competitions. Photographer credits will be given.

You can email question to judges@floridadiveshow.com.

Entrants must be from the State of Florida. Non Florida Residents may enter but must be present at the Florida Dive Show in order to be considered. Entry fee for the Photo Contest is $ 10.00 per category . Maximum of two submission per categories per person. Winners will be announced the morning of November 15th at the Florida Dive Show.

PRIZES:

First and second place will be awarded in each category. Prizes will be posted during the Florida Dive Show show.

  Snap Shot DSLR Video
Wide 1st
5 day/4 night Divi Resort 5 Days/ 4 nights Divi Resorts N/A
Wide 2nd
$ 150.00 Gift Certificate from U/ Photo Tech $ 150.00 Gift Certificate from U/ Photo Tech N/A
Macro 1st
TBA Trip on Nautilus Explorer N/A
Macro 2nd
$150.00 Gift Certificate to Backscatter $150.00 Gift Certificate to Backscatter N/A
Video Music
N/A N/A Nekton Liveaboard Trip for one
Video Funny
N/A N/A Trip to Wakatobi for one

* Prizes are subject to change without notice. Each vendors has some restrictions that may apply.

Subject to change without notice.

 

 

Here’s how to get to the show: 

Directions to the Fairgrounds:

The South Florida Fair is located off Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and

1 mile east of 441/SR7.

From I-95 South:

Exit at Southern Boulevard. Exit # 68. Go west approximately 7 miles to Sansbury’s Way/Lyons Rd. Fairgrounds will be on your right, between Sansbury’s Way/Lyons Rd. and Fairgrounds Way.

From I-95 North:

Exit at Belvedere Rd. Exit # 69. Go west approximately 7 miles to Sansbury’s Way. Turn left on Sansbury’s Way. Go south for about 1/3 mile. Fairgrounds will be on your right, between and Fairgrounds Road and Southern Blvd.

From Turnpike South:

Exit #97, Southern Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Go west 1.5 miles to Sansbury’s Way/Lyons Rd. Fairgrounds will be on your right, between Sansbury’s Way/Lyons Rd. and Fairgrounds Way.

From Turnpike North:

Exit #98, Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Go west 1.5 miles to Sansbury’s Way. Turn left on Sansbury’s Way and go south approximately 1 mile. Fairgrounds will be on your right, between Fairgrounds Road and Southern Blvd.

 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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