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2024 International Ocean Symposium (Boston Sea Rovers) (March 16-17)

Mar 16
Mar 17

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore- 50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923

About The Event

Join NAUI on March 16 & 17, 2024 at the 70th International Ocean Symposium and Film Festival 


**NAUI will be running a NAUI Recreational Equipment Configuration (NREC) course during the show**


NREC Course Information:


– In-Person Saturday 12:00-4:00 & In-water Sunday 8:00-12:00 


– DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts

Equipment Requirements

– Single Tank, Back Plate & Single Tank Wing, Regulator Setup with a long hose, Wetsuit or Drysuit, appropriate weighting, Mask, Fins

Instructor Specified Specialty: NREC Workshop Overview

• Learn how to dive or instruct recreational divers on the popular instructor-specified specialty (ISS) NREC Recognition course and the theory behind it.
• Improve buoyancy and streamlining while introducing some new skills using NREC with all its attributes and efficiency, for single cylinder backplate and wing configuration.
• Ideal for recreational divers who wish to improve their performance and adopt an efficient way of diving proposed by this holistic and minimalist configuration. 

This workshop will provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks while using NREC. NREC is based on the NAUI Technical Equipment Configuration (NTEC) concept adapted for a single cylinder along with water skills that will streamline the diver and teach a methodology that will reduce the learning curve should the progress toward earning technical certifications.

Interested in signing up for the NREC course?  Sign up HERE!


Information for the Show:

  • Show Hours:
    • Friday:
      • Workshops are scheduled throughout the day (Pre-Registration Required)
    • Saturday:
      • The Exhibit Hall opens at 8:45am (Free)
      • The Daytime Program runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm
      • Workshops are scheduled throughout the day (Pre-Registration Required)
      • The Saturday Evening Film Festival runs from 8:00pm to approximately 10:30pm – Meet the Presenters reception to follow
    • Sunday:
      • The Exhibit Hall opens at 9:15am (Free)
      • The Daytime Program runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm
      • Workshops are scheduled throughout the day (Pre-Registration Required)
  • Event Overview:
    • Here are just a few highlights in store throughout the weekend:
    • Over 40 Saturday and Sunday Daytime Seminars, featuring slide and video shows from around the underwater world!
    • World renowned Saturday Evening Film Festival, featuring the best filmmakers and explorers in the business!
    • Expanded Exhibit Hall – Featuring two full days open to the public on Saturday and Sunday!
    • Special Exhibit – Boston Sea Rovers Divers of the Year
    • Discover Scuba offered at the on-site pool (Pre-Registration Required).
    • Advanced Training & Specialized Workshops from Industry Experts (Pre-Registration Required).
    • Reasonably priced hotel rooms with discount rates.
    • Special Free Sunday Kids Programs 
  • Location:
    • The DoubleTree by Hilton- Boston North Shore is located less than 20 miles from downtown Boston, features fantastic amenities for exhibitors, attendees, and your family members.
    • Reasonably priced hotel rooms with discount rates.
    • Free parking at the hotel!