Boston Sea Rovers 53rd Clinic 2007

In late 2003, Steve Drogin suggested that I apply to give a seminar at the annual Boston Sea Rovers Clinic. Being completely new to the industry, I had no idea who the Sea Rovers were nor what their clinic was all about. A few months later, I arrived at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston to find the most amazing dive show I had ever seen. Although the annual clinic has limited space for booths, its speaker line-up and Saturday evening film festival are typically the main draw for visitors. The show is run solely by volunteers, and all proceeds are used for scholarships, internships, and support of other non-profit organizations (the Sea Rovers themselves are a 501C3 not-for-profit organization). All of the daytime speakers pay for the expenses involved in getting to and staying in Boston, yet each year there are many more applications for speaking slots than can be accepted... [full @ wetpixel]