Long Beach Scuba Show 2010

 

The long beach scuba show was quite busy today, and many vendors reported good sales. Underwater photography booths were some of the most crowded. U/W Photography Guide Editor Todd Winner and myself took some time to photograph some of the booths. Photos by Todd Winner.

 

Solmar V booth, with owner Jose Luis Sanchez on the left. The Solmar V has an unbeliveable special now on boats to Socorro Island (about $1000 off), only good if you purchase before May 31st -for travel during the winter months.

 

reefnet booth

Keri Wilk, Mrs. Wilk and Scott Gietler. Reefnet showed off their latest subsee adapter for supermacro photography, among other products.

 

Jim Harlan, owner of Uncommon adventures

 

Truk Odyssey liveaboard, Clifford Horton on the left.

 

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Truth Aquatics, manager Chris Callahan-Dudley on the right. The truth aquatics boat is in long beach for the entire week, and are running some unbelievable specials if you want to dive Catalina or the Oil Rigs this week.

 

Ryan Canon, at the Reef Photo booth, in a rare moment where he's not surrounded by people.

 

Staff from the Reef and Rainforest booth.

 

Larry Speaker, General manager of the Peter Hughes Liveaboard fleet.

 

Eric Bowman, captain and owner of the Peace Boat, one of my favorite boats to the northern Channel Islands.

 

The olympus booth showing off the Olympus E-PL1 cameras and housings.

 

Chris Parsons at the Nauticam booth. Nauticam is coming out with a Canon T2i underwater housing soon. They also had a nice small dome port on their Canon 7D housing, for the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens.

 

Yap's Manta Ray Bay hotel, with CEO Bill Acker on the right.

 

Lissenung island resort in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, Dietmar Amon on the left, with Angelique Amon.

 

Island Dreams travel booth. While owner ken kneicek was speaking, his capable staff was manning the booth.

 

Habitat Curacao resort, which is on Curacao, one of the ABC islands near Bonaire. My speech put the staff to sleep.

 

Mike Luzansky of H2o Photo pros, with Joseph Holley of marine visions. H20 Photo Pros recently bought Marine Visions.

 

 

The girls of Miss Scuba.com, with Szilvia Gogh in the center.

 

Dive Papua New Guinea booth, with Chet Moore on the left.

 

Bonica shows off their latest underwater video system.

 

Bilikiki liveaboard, which dives the Solomon islands.

 

Tim Ratcliffe, the President of Big Blue dive lights and video lights.

 

About Australia Diving

 

Ark Royal Maldives dive yacht & spa.

 

Norma Alonzo of Aquatica underwater housings

 

 

Dave and Terry from Ultralight Control Systems

 

A new underwater tripod Ultralight is working on

 

Booth of the Nai'a liveaboard, Alexx edwards on the left

 

Kona Honu divers

 

Mark from Kungkungan Bay, Lembeh

 

Jack's diving locker in Kona, home of the Pelagic magic dive

 

Hamanasi booth, from Belize

 

Kareem at the Halcyon booth

Karim Hanza from Hollywood Divers at the Halcyon booth

 

Peter Hughes has a new venture, Divencounters, with a boat in the Galapagos

 

Diana Heaton from Explorer Ventures

 

Buddy Dive, Bonaire

 

Truth Aquatics boats, in Long Beach - offering great dive specials for this week!

 

Scott Gietler with Alberto Reija from Dive Damai, a liveaboard in Indonesia

 

Scuba Club Cozumel Booth

 

 

Clay Wiseman at the Pindito Booth

 

Rod Klein with the Arenui liveaboard staff

 

Larry Connor at the Aggressor Booth

 

Scott Gietler and U/W Photography Guide editors Todd Winner and Kevin Lee

 

U/W Photography Guide editors Randy Harwood, Todd Winner and Kevin Lee

 

OCUPS and LAUPS members steal a mermaid from another booth

 

Judy Carlson and Jujee beads

Judy Carlson at the Jujee Beads booth

 

New DC1200 camera from the SeaLife booth

 

 

See you all next year!

 

Comments

Great pics. Too bad you

Great pics. Too bad you missed all the noon-profits in the lobby. There was some great stuff out there too!

I actually spent a lot of

I actually spent a lot of time in the lobby, many of them were my friends such as the Reef, ReefCheck, Disabled divers and Baykeepers booths. But unfortunately my photographer wasn't there yet, and we didn't make it back there for photos - which I greatly apologize for! We should have went back for some photos - Scott 

Scott Gietler Owner/Editor, Underwater Photography Guide & Bluewater Photo http://www.uwphotographyguide.com http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com

Enjoyed the photos of the

Enjoyed the photos of the show and seeing people I know from the dive industry...

Wow, Sko-T, you were a busy

Wow, Sko-T, you were a busy body @ the Show... nice people pix! k;-)