Our World Underwater Trip
Chicago, ILFebruary 20th - 22nd, 2009
Our annual trip to the Our World Underwater dive show in Chicago, IL was another great weekend. The weekend started out as usual with the Friday night film festival featuring films on great lakes wreck diving, winning still images from the 4th Annual Wetpixel.com and DivePhotoGuide.com photo contest, diving the U-352 in North Carolina and diving in Guadalcanal.
Saturday morning and afternoon was spent on the exhibit floor talking with a variety of manufacturers and travel destinations. Attendance was excellent - spurring the thought that despite the economic worries divers are wanting to get out and get diving. Saturday evening we were back to the film festival featuring films about diving in Indonesia, the Philippines, diving with Cuttlefish & Sperm Whales, shark conservation and a sneak peak at Season 2 of the PBS series Jonathan Bird's Blue World. We also got to see the video winners from the Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide contest.
Sunday our visit to the now very snowy Windy City wrapped up with some more time on the exhibit floor and the silent auction for a one of a kind, original Carlos Hiller oil painting. This year the painting featured Orca Whales feeding on Salmon. Congratulations to TGADC owner Steve Olfe for once again being the high bidder in the silent auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit Project A.W.A.R.E.
Join us next year in February for our trip again to Our World Underwater which will be celebrating it's 40th year.
Our World Underwater February 19 - 21, 2010