Scuba Shack and Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park in Portland, CT are excited to host the Halcyon Demo Days and North East Underwater Explorers (NEUE) workshop weekend, August 16 & 17, 2008.
Activities will begin at 9am each day. Tents will protect us from the weather so, come rain or shine, we'll be diving! We have an exciting weekend planned with plenty of diving, seminars, door prizes and more!
Halcyon Demo Days
Stop by the Halcyon tent and take advantage of this unique opportunity to try the latest Halcyon products including Eclipse, Evolve and Explorer MC Systems, Explorer HID Lighting, Scout LED back-up lights, and Halcyon's range of reels, lift devices and surface markers. Halcyon representatives will be on hand to answer questions and help outfit you with the latest cutting-edge gear.
Halcyon Demo and NEUE Workshops are free with admission to the park.
Are you curious about GUE or the DIR philosophy and equipment configuration, but not quite ready to take the next step? Then the workshops could be of interest...
What GUE is all About
A presentation for those new to GUE or interested in finding out more, geared towards recreational diving. Covering the education, research and exploration activities as well as some of the history of GUE/DIR philosophies, equipment configuration and training.
Equipment & Skills
Are you interested in the backplate and wing or looking for an opportunity to try out some other gear? Then the Equipment seminars may interest you, covering everything from the fit and adjustment of a backplate through to lights, lift bags, line laying. A number of diving & skill workshops will be run over the weekend including propulsion, communication, line laying etc.
Who Should Attend
Any certified diver from beginning divers curious about GUE/DIR though to those looking towards Cave or Technical training will have a blast this weekend. It is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and expand your circle of dive buddies.
A large number of divers are heading to this event from MA, CT, NY and DC amongst other locales in the Northeast and beyond, both new and technical divers alike. There will be opportunities to dive with a wide range of divers and receive guidance and feedback.
Keynote Speaker and Notable Attendees
Jarrod Jablonski from GUE and WKPP will be speaking Sat night along with a number of local divers presenting on projects and trips. A number of GUE Instructors will be in attendance including Jarrod Jablonski, Sonya Tittle, Ed Hayes and George Bouloukos.
This weekend is all about having fun and getting the most from diving!
Non-Diver Attractions: Bring the Whole Family
Hiking, mountain biking, swimming... even zip lines, wakeboarding and kayaking are available at Brownstone Park. So bring the whole family, bring your friends and make a day or weekend out of it!
Hope to see you there!