Two explorers and a diving doctor are headlining 'Our World Underwater' in Chicago this weekend.
Jill and Neal have just flown in from Newfoundland - they were part of a team exploring and surveying the Bell Island Mine - and are pictured here in Conception Bay South.
They are going to be talking on subjects close to their heart.
Jill is speaking about the science of cave diving and giving advice on rebreather diving, whilst Neal will be discussing managing decompression stress and concerns of the aging diver. You can find the talk schedule here.
In between talks visitors have the opportunity of perusing the very latest in scuba diving equipment. Whether you are looking for your first snorkel or first rebreather, you should be able to find it here.
If you are considering more adventurous diving it is worth checking out Dive Rite. This company extensively designs and tests their gear by taking it real life diving. In reality it means that you benefit from equipment that fits properly and is capable of supporting the dives you want to do.
Did you know that several rebreather divers use a Transpac harness underneath their unit because it is so comfortable and hard wearing? And that many divers are diving Dive Rite products that are 10 - 20 years old because they are durable and so well made?
Britannic is **RMS Titanic's bigger sister, and she also sunk. But why did she sink?
Britannic was being built in Belfast when Titanic sunk early on the 15th April 1912. Titanic's catastrophic loss was such a shock to her shipbuilder - Harland & Wolff - that the engineers redesigned the mighty Britannic so that she would not share the same fate as her sister. But she sank twice as quickly as Titanic. How was that possible?
A man with some answers is wreck explorer and deep sea detective Richie Kohler. Richie is going to be talking about 'A Decade of Exploration on HMHS Britannic'. And, if you are lucky, you might even be able to get your paws on a copy of his latest book, 'The Last Olympian'. Why not get it signed!
* HMHS = His / Her Majesty's Hospital Ship
** RMS = Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship or Steamer)