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HDS 2016 Conference Info. Who is going?

Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:18 pm

Posted: July 9, 2016
HDS 2016 Conference and Banquet in Tacoma Washington.

To reserve your place at the conference and/or banquet please send your payment to:

HDS Conference
PO Box 366
Amity, OR 97101

To pay by credit card or for questions please call Sid at 503-835-0700 or email at

Schedule of Events (HDS and non-HDS events)
September 15th Third Thursday (all museums in Tacoma are open free to the public) Kick off party for the Fall Diving History Exhibit at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma, WA

September 17-18 Foss Waterway Seaport
Pier to Peer. The Seaport brings in local divers for hands on dockside exploration of local marine life.
DIY ROV Exhibition. Another dockside evetn where student built ROVs will be on display and in the water

September 19th
Underwater Film Night at the Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA,, presented by the Grand Cinema, Flashback Scuba Museum and the Historical Diving Society USA.

September 23rd
6-9 PM Pre-conference reception, Cousteau and Aqualung exhibit at Blue Beard Coffee Roasters, 2201 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA

September 24th
9 AM – 5 PM HDS Conference and displays. Open to the public. Admission $35 (15% discount for HDS members, students, and military)
Frederic Dumas and the Birth of the Aqualung. Franck Machu
70 Years of LaSpriotechnique. Ryan Spence and The Flashback Scuba Museum
History of the Salvage Chief. Floyd Holcom
The Snag Divers of the Columbia River. Irene Martin
Northwest Diving Pioneers. The Northwest Diving History Association

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM HDS Banquet. Admission $55 (15% discount for HDS members, students and military). Featrued Speaker: Ernest H Brooks II, Underwater Photographer, NOGI Recipient, HDS Advisory Board Member

September 25th (Non-HDS events around the area)
Tour of Innerspace Systems (Rebreather Manufacturer) Centralia, WA
Behind the Scenes tour of Flashback Scuba Museum & the Nick Icorn Collection, Tacoma, WA
Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA
Cousteau and Aqualung Exhibition, Bluebeard Coffee Roasters, Tacoma, WA

Diver’s Insitute of Technology
Astoria Scuba
Subsea Archives

Recommended Hotels

Courtyard Downtown Tacoma (1 mile to the Foss Waterway Seaport)
1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-591-9100
Book Courtyard Marriott special rate for HDS


Historical Diving Society HDS

Start date: 9/21/16
End date: 9/28/16
Last day to book: 9/1/16

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Courtyard Tacoma Downtownstarting at 149.00 USD per night
Book Courtyard Marriott special rate for HDS

Hotel Murano (0.8 miles to the Foss Waterway Seaport)
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Reservations 888-862-3255

Holiday Inn Express Tacoma (1.2 miles to the Foss Waterway Seaport)
2102 South C Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Reservations: 844-520-0712
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Re: HDS 2016 Conference Info. Who is going?

Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:28 pm

I will be there! :D

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