COZUMEL SCUBA FEST

June 20-25, 2017, Cozumel Island, Mexico

- SCHEDULE –

Tuesday June 20

Arrival of Participants to Cozumel

LOCATION Cozumel Convention Center:

  • 4pm Scuba Fest Expo stands and exhibits open.
  • 5pm Official Inauguration of the Fifth Annual Cozumel Scuba Fest Opening, Exhibit of the sculpture “Cuzamil” by Yucatecan artist Giovanni Avashadur (Pink Conch Parade art project).
  • 5:30 pm Conference by Arturo Bayona.
  • 6pm Conference.
  • 7pm Keynote Conference by marine biologist Kristen Marhaver: “How We're Growing Baby Corals to Rebuild Reefs”.
  • 8pm

    • Inauguration of exhibit “Art in Diving” by artist Lisa Rodríguez.
    • Inauguration of exhibit “To Love the Sea” by artists of Quintana Roo State.
  • 9pm Scuba Fest Inaugural Cocktail Reception sponsored by Coral Princess hotel and Pepe Scuba.

Wednesday June 21

  • 8am Diving the Route of the Scuba Fest (pick-up at your hotel).

LOCATION Cozumel Convention Center:

  • 4pm “Voices of the Sea” (Voces del Mar) in 14 episodes, the stories of the Seas of Mexico by Tania Escobar.
  • 4pm Scuba Fest Expo floor opens.
  • 6pm Conference by Robert Marx, “Anecdotes About the Beginning of Diving in Cozumel”.
  • 7pm Conference by Colleen Flanigan, “Living Sea Sculpture, a Story of Coral Regeneration”.
  • 8pm Conference by Luis Lombardo Saving Our Sharks A.C Director "Quintana Roo as a Shark Sanctuary".
  • 9pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by and hosted at Sunset Bar Celebrate our featured underwater sculpture, Zoe. If conditions are right, we may even have an ocean night performance livestreaming.

Thursday June 22

  • 8am Diving the Route of the Scuba Fest (pick-up at your hotel).

LOCATION Cozumel Convention Center:

  • 4pm Highlights from the International Underwater Film Festival of San Sebastian, Spain. Screening of films:

    “The War of the Lobster” (La Guerra de la Langosta)
    “Quintana Roo, Escape of the Manatee” (Quintana Roo, el escape del Manatee).
  • 4pm Scuba Fest Expo floor opens
  • 5pm Conference by Petar J. Denoble: Safety in breath-hold diving.
  • 6pm Conference by Dr. Darío Gómez: Rebreather diving – medical and safety issues.
  • 7pm Conference by Cesar Zepeda: Responsibility in diving.
  • 8pm Conference by German Yáñez: “Sierra Negra Cave Expedition, State of Puebla” (Expedición Espeleológica Sierra Negra en Puebla).
  • 9pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by CostaMed.

Friday June 23

  • 8am Diving the Route of the Scuba Fest (pick-up at your hotel)

LOCATION Cozumel Convention Center:

  • 4pm Highlights from the International Underwater Film Festival of San Sebastian, Spain. Screening of films:

    • “The Christ of Cozumel” (El Cristo de Cozumel).
    • “Tribute to Ramón Bravo” (Homenaje a Ramón Bravo).
  • 4pm Scuba Expo floor opens
  • 5pm Conference by Mauricio Hoyos, “The White Shark in Mexico” (El Tiburón Blanco en México).
  • 6pm Keynote Presentation by Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Protection of the Oceans and Diving in Mexico”.
  • 7pm Opening of the painting "The Children and the Hope for the Reef" Made by the Cozumel children, coordinated by CAMAR and with the direction of Giovanni Avashadur.
  • 8pm Cocktail reception sponsored by FPMC (Foundation for Cozumel Parks and Museums).

Saturday June 24

  • 8am Diving the Route of the Scuba Fest(pick-up at your hotel).
  • 6pm Scuba Fest Night Dive (pick-up at your hotel).

LOCATION HOTEL EL CID:

  • 9pm Gala Dinner and Fourth Annual Award Presentations to the Golden Divers(Buzos de Oro).
    Buy your tickets at Centro Comercial Joaquin, cost $600 pesos.

Sunday June 25

LOCATION: Cinepolis Movie Theater:

  • 11hrs. Screening of the documentary “Cozumel, Paradise in the Maya Caribbean“(Cozumel, un Paraíso en el Caribe Maya) by Karlos Simón.
  • 12hrs. Screening LA ODISEA movie.
    (Time TBA) Scuba Fest Closing.
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