Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Diving Demo Tour and Award-Winning Photographer

April 08, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Diving Demo Tour and Award-Winning Photographer

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium continues to enhance its world-class marine education experience by hosting a Demo Tour stop on April 12 – 14 from Diving Unlimited International, known as DUI for short.

The “DUI Dog Rally and Demo Day,” in its 10th year at the Aquarium, offers participants the opportunity to test dry suits in the Aquarium’s Shark Observation Pool, Halibut Flats, or Orford Reef exhibits. The weekend also includes the opportunity to dive wearing BLUEHEAT™, the latest technology in heated dive wear insulation.

New to this year’s Demo Day event is an underwater photography program hosted by award-winning big animal photographer Amos Nachoum. The course features a discussion of lighting and composition using participants’ and Nachoum’s photographs. The classroom lesson will be followed by 60 – 90 minutes of dive time for students to immediately practice what they learned. Nachoum said he hopes the course will teach, “the art of making iconic images versus taking pictures.”

Nachoum is also the keynote speaker at the event’s Saturday night dinner. In his presentation, “In the Company of Ocean Giants,” Nachoum will discuss the experiences that led him to be a successful wildlife and underwater photographer on the international stage. To learn more about the DUI Demo Tour at the Oregon Coast Aquarium visit http://www.dui-online.com/pdf/2013_demotour_oregon.pdf.

Those that cannot attend the Demo Tour can still immerse themselves in this world-class marine education attraction with the Aquarium’s diving and snorkeling experiences available to guests throughout the year. The unforgettable underwater adventure includes equipment and professional dive guides to ensure the best possible experience in the Aquarium’s Passages of the Deep exhibits. The package also includes a fish identification training session, a Behind the Scenes tour, Aquarium admission entry pass and a photograph to commemorate the experience. More information about the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s guest diving programs is available at www.divetheaquarium.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Newport on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to inspire the public to better understand, cherish and conserve marine and coastal ecosystems. The Aquarium is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. It has been named one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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