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The BLUE WILD expo grows, plans for sold-out event

(DiverWire) The Blue Wild, scuba diving and watersports Expo event, announced a new and exciting theme for the 2013 show. This year’s Expo speakers and workshops will be based on the theme “for divers to explore new challenges and adventures.”

Sheri Daye, the event producer explained, “Like most ocean-loving people, I’ve been through several phases with my diving.  I’ve enjoyed scuba diving charters and travel destinations, tech-diving on deep wrecks, freediving and spearfishing.  I’m now interested in underwater photography and videography.” She went on to explain, “We are producing a show for all levels and interests in both free and scuba diving and we want to give divers the opportunity to learn and explore their next area of interest and adventure.”

To capture the theme, The Blue Wild is presenting a wide variety of speakers and workshops, including a PADI Member Forum, beginner to expert freediving, technical diving, underwater photography and videography workshops, spearfishing, plus presentations on search and rescue, dive fitness, and more.  Featured speakers include an eclectic group of divers — dive legends Dr. Eugenie Clark and Stan Waterman, freedive instructors Martin Stepanek and Kirk Krack, shark diver Manny Puig, and more.

Accordingly, the Expo will feature a wide variety of Exhibitors — scuba manufacturers, dive and surf retailers, photo/video companies, speargun builders, etc.  The Expo will also feature a world-class marine art collection and a very exciting charity raffle/auction.  The winners of the Photo and Video contest will be announced with the chance to win gift certificates from Divers Direct, a stay at CocoView Resort, and a Blackbeard’s Cruises charter.

“We have gathered the top names in the industry to introduce us to all of the wonderful things the ocean has to offer, ” said Sheri Daye, and she went on to add, “This promises to be the best Expo ever!”

The Expo will be held February 23rd & 24th at the Broward County Convention Center. Admission is $15 ($5 discount to PADI Dive Society members).