Last fri-sat, SJ and I went down to DEMA (dive industry conference) in Las Vegas NV. It was both our first time there. We went down to represent Jolly Roger Diving's new Panama location as well as Weezle. The scale of this show is huge... it filled several floors and a huge showroom in the las vegas convention center.... Great crowd! Great show!
I spent most of the time in the camera gear section, and got a chance to talk to all the major camera manufacturers as well as accessory suppliers like SubSee, Keldan lights, SLS Photography, Backscatter etc. We got to talk to xray mag as well. WoW!
They had several very informative sessions on wide angle photography, balancing natural+artificial light, blackwater photography, and new innovative lenses designed just for underwater use from naiticam (impressive!). I got to hang out with several of the presenters afterwards and geek out!
Here were some of the photos highlighting the event...
There were 2 huge rows each of booths on Bonaire and Indonesia! Tom Nic and Stephen would have been in heaven (respectively). Sadly there were no booths on Northwest Diving :(
We also saw some fellow local divers...Andrea P from 8, C&M from Silent World, Doug from UWS/DUI, James H from Harbor View, and so many more cool people
We missed hanging out with Nirupam, Calvin Tangfish, R Roddenberry, Rick/Jackie, Vince who were also there... so we'll have to go back!