Bob's show is on the road

Jingle my telephone in upcoming weeks and chances are it
will be answered at any of a number of cities that host
scuba diving shows. Chicago's Our World-Underwater in
February begins the string of events that lasts through the
end of March. Then the Boston Scuba Show, which is in
Marlboro, Mass., marks its 58th show Feb. 28. Make sure
to drop by the
Northeast Dive News booth there to say "hi"
and share your stories. Two weekends later, the
Sea Rovers conduct their 55th annual Clinic March 6-8 at
the Fairmont Copley Plaza in downtown Boston. We'll
have a booth at this show as well, but look for Bob taking
in the seminars. Next up is the Ohio Council of Skin and
Scuba Diving's 50th annual
ScubaFest and banquet on
March 20-22. In addition to staffing the booth, Barbara
Krooss and Bob are giving talks at this event in Columbus,
or Cowtown as locals call their state capital. Going to this
show also gives me an excuse to visit my home state for
the first time in years, and hopefully meet up with family
and friends with whom I've been in touch only by phone
calls, cards and e-mails. We can't tarry too long in the
state that's round at both ends and HI in the middle
because the following weekend is the nation's biggest
consumer dive show,
Beneath The Sea, March 27-29, at
Secaucus, N.J. Drop by the
Dive News booth here, but as
you squeeze through the divers packing the show floor
trying to find it, make sure to get an eyeful of the vendors
hawking new products and travel services. You'll find
Barbara and Bob emceeing rooms of presenters and taking
in the events such as the Fish n Famous banquet and the
film festival. A neat advantage of this show is that it takes
place barely more than a mile from Sterner Editorial
offices, so we can do the show and stay in a familiar bed.
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Bob Sterner
photos © 2008
Zale Parry. BKrooss photo
Manta's Greg Dubas
Boston Sea Rovers
Barbara Krooss
Bob, Gormley Dives Anonymous
Presenter Bob C. Zimarro Photo
Our World-Underwater
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