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Film Festival Slated for Bay Area Dive Show this weekend

World-famous underwater photographers will make presentations at the Bay Area Dive Show Friday Night Film Festival.

The Bay Area Dive show is April 30 and May 1, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Show hours are Friday from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M and Saturday 9A.M. to 5 P.M.

“We welcome our scuba industry friends and the local diving community to the Bay Area Dive Show. This is a great opportunity for divers to socialize and learn about the best possible diving destinations” says Jenny Collister, owner of Reef & Rainforest. Reef & Rainforest is a show sponsor and a locally owned exotic dive travel agency.

Four different photographers will be featured at the film festival. Jason Bradley’s talk is titled “West Coast Above & Below Ocean Images.” Clay Wiseman will show us “Red High Definition Footage from Indonesia.” Ethan Gordan will regale diving stories and photos from 15 years on assignment as a freelance journalist. Eric Cheng will showcase Flashlight Fish and Sperm Whales.

Berkley White, a well known photographer himself, has organized the film festival this year. “We aim to not only entertain divers, but also to educate and inspire. Guests will see some amazing underwater images and have a place to hang out and have cocktails after the show,” says White. The show starts at 7:45.

Here are the details
What: Bay Area Dive Show Friday Night Film Festival
When: April 30, 2010
Time: 7:45 – 9:00
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center
Speakers: Jason Bradley – West Coast above & Below Ocean Images
Clay Wiseman – Red HD Footage from Indonesia
Ethan Gordon- 15 years on Assignment
Eric Cheng – Flashlight Fish and Sperm Whales

Film Festival Sponsor: Backscatter Underwater Photo & Video provides divers a west and east coast location for their underwater photo and video needs. The highly trained staff can guide you through your purchase and offer training on how to use your new camera. Backscatter technicians are also known to be the best at servicing your camera and housing.

Film Festival Sponsor: Reef & Rainforest Dive & Adventure Travel says “Let our experience be your guide.” Since some of the best places in the world to go diving can be difficult to get to, you want an expert to help you get there. Our agents are divers who have been to the destination you want to go to. Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Africa, Antarctica are just a few of the places they specialize in.


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