|Beneath the Sea 2011|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2011|
Speaker Annie Crawley presents at Beneath the Sea March 25th, 26th and 27th 2011, a New York Dive, Travel & Ocean Exposition Celebrating their 35th Anniversary, Spirit of the Calypso at the Meadowlands Convention Center
Attend the largest dive, travel and Oceans exposition in America, Beneath the Sea 2011. You can meet celebrities, attend special events, riveting seminars, in-depth workshops and an all new international film festival!
The exhibit hall opens on Friday March 25, 2011 and runs through Sunday, March 27, 2011. All day long on Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can attend in-depth diving seminars and workshops. BTS kicks off on Friday with the Fish N’ Famous Gala, Buffet and Benefit Silent Auction. This year’s guest list includes Stan Waterman, David Doubilet, Jen Hayes, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Phil Nuytten, Jean Michel Cousteau, Annie Crawley and other members of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and International Divers Hall of Fame. This event is a benefit for the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
Producer and Filmmaker Annie Crawley will be giving two free seminars focusing on underwater photography and video. Attend Annie’s seminar on Saturday morning 11:00 in the Holiday Inn Warren Room: Underwater Video Basics: Top Ten Shots You Need to Master a Great Program. Sunday at 11:30 in the Warren Room Annie will be teaching you Learn to Shoot Video Like A Pro. Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, is a trained motivational and professional speaker. She will be sure to entertain you and lives by the motto spoken by Dr. Maya Angelou, “When you learn, you teach. When you got, you give”
SIGN UP FOR IN-DEPTH PERSONAL WORKSHOP WITH ANNIE CRAWLEY ONLY $65
Advanced Lighting and Editing Techniques Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Holitech Room of the Holiday Inn.
Producer of the training DVD, The Camera Coach, Your Guide to creating Underwater Video, Annie Crawley developed a workshop to teach you lighting techniques to help you capture incredible video. This workshop focuses on lighting including all of her secrets! She will also focus on editing techniques so you can create a great story with your video. You can shoot video for hours, but unless you know how to develop a story and edit it together, you will be left with hours of raw footage! This is perfect for beginners just getting started, or more advanced shooters!
Attend the Diver of the Year Awards Reception and Banquet at 5:00 PM in the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel. This year Beneath The Sea honors the achievement of a Legend of the Sea: Captian Jacques Cousteau and Diving Pioneer Jean Michel-Cousteau. The Women Divers Hall of Fame will introduce their inductees for the class of 2011. National Geographic Photographer David Doubilet will be the EmCee of this year’s International Underwater Film Festival. This year’s line-up includes Michele and Howard Hall, Feodor Pitcairn, Jill Heinerth, Leandro Blanco and Michel Gilbert and Danielle Alary.
Ocean Pals Program is on Sunday and is a fun-filled day for the entire family. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a parent.
Annie Crawley Bio
While creating a successful business, Dive Into Your Imagination, Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, continues to travel and document the world focusing on life in our Ocean. She is uniquely qualified to speak about obtaining success by taking risks, living your dreams and creating your greatest life. Originally from Chicago and trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, Annie Crawley spent the past two decades living and working around the world. After learning to scuba dive and sail, she became a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor and a 100 ton US Coast Guard Boat Captain. She was named an SSI 5000 Platinum Pro Diver and inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2010. Annie Crawley specializes in the Underwater Realm as an underwater photographer, filmmaker, field biologist and Ocean expert. As a producer, Annie Crawley created an award winning series of children’s ocean books, DVDs and lesson plans after being awarded four grants from the Save Our Seas Foundation. She has traveled and documented expeditions around the world including the SEAPLEX expedition with Project Kaisei to The North Pacific Gyre, more commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ocean Life Book and DVD published by Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing, Annie Crawley’s first publication, has sold more than 100,000 copies. Dive Into Your Imagination under Annie’s leadership will be releasing another series of programs on ocean education and leadership including books, teacher/parent lesson plans and DVDS to change the way a new generation views the ocean, themselves and our environment.
Because of Annie Crawley’s success following her dreams, she relates the lessons learned growing up and traveling in a way that will empower, inspire and motivate any audience to go beyond what they believe they are capable. Annie Crawley believes in the principals of Conscious Leadership and that we have the power to create our lives.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, than the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain said that and he was right! What will you do with your moment in time? You get to create your life! Who are you and what dreams do you have stirring inside of you? It is time to explore and discover who you are!” Annie Crawley
Last year, Annie Crawley was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame at Beneath the Sea. Here is some information about this year’s inductees:
Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is an international, non-profit, professional honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including: The Arts, Science, Medicine, Exploration & Technology, Marine Archeology, Business, Media, Training & Education, Safety, Commercial & Military Diving, Free Diving, and Underwater Sports.
The Women Divers Hall of Fame Hall is proud to announce the selection of ten new Members who will constitute the Class of 2011:
• Sally E. Bauer, MD: physician, historian, speaker, writer, marine researcher, President and co-founder of the History of Diving Museum
• Gina Bier: police detective, police diver, NAUI instructor trainer
• Christine Rooney Bird, MD: physician, television series producer, Founder, Ocean Research Group, Inc.
• Céline Cousteau: filmmaker, international adventurer, enviro advocate, speaker, Founder of CauseCentric Productions and Executive Director of Ocean Inspiration
• Anna DeLoach: computer expert, researcher, publisher, videographer, magazine editor
• Karen Straus: diving pioneer, instructor, journalist, photographer/videographer
• Maureen Langevin: diving instructor, tech diver, boat captain, videographer, expedition leader
• Michele Westmorland: visual artist, nature photographer/instructor, expedition leader
• Deborah Whitcraft: maritime historian, writer and speaker; President and Curator of the New Jersey Maritime Museum
• Cristina Zenato: ocean conservationist, diving instructor, cave explorer
(See biographies of these women on the www.wdhof.org website.)
These extraordinary women will be officially inducted into WDHOF on March 26, 2011 at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (www.BeneathTheSea.org).
Briana Darcy will be awarded with the Women Divers Hall of Fame equipment scholarship this year for her dedication to promoting the sport of scuba diving!
WDHOF, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 2000. WDHOF’s mission is to recognize the contributions of outstanding women divers and to offer financial and mentorship assistance to women and men interested in pursuing diving careers. As such, WDHOF offers 13 scholarships and training grants a year. Annie Crawley is a member of WDHOF and supports all activities. For more information about or to contribute to the WDHOF scholarship program, log on to www.wdhof.org/scholarships.
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