Friday, May 20th
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21st
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 22nd
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We offer one of the most unique and unforgettable parties your child will ever have: a party underwater on SCUBA!!
Seal Team &
Master Seal Team
(for kids 8 yrs and above) Become an Aquanaut with our A-1 PADI Seal Team and Master Seal Team Program. More info
KIDS ONLY SCUBA COURSE -
NO ADULTS ALLOWED
This course is the first part to the certification process and is designed specifically for kids ages 10-14 years. More info.
The sale begins on Friday, MAY 20 and the activities in the tent, various presentations, try scuba experiences, etc., will be all day Saturday and Sunday, MAY 21 & 22.
This is like no other diving event in the Rocky Mountain Region so please plan to attend.
Travel Representatives from Roatan, Cozumel, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Philippines, Cancun, Explorer Ventures Live-Aboards, Indonesia, Aggressor & Dancer Fleet, Curacao, Australia, LaPaz, Blackbeard's Cruises Bahamas, Apple Vacations, Fiji, Palace Resorts and Sandals & Beaches Resorts will capture your interest and dazzle you with stories and photos of their incredible piece of paradise Click here for seminar times
Equipment representatives from Oceanic, Aqualung, ScubaPro, Zeagle, Atomic, Henderson, Cressi, Sea Life, TUSA, Bare Suits, Body Glove, Light & Motion, Ikelite, Sea & Sea, Mares, Stahlsac, Freestyle, and Underwater Kinetics will show you the latest and greatest in equipment technology.
Training Representative PADI Regional Manager, Gordon Apons and DAN representative Samantha Merrill will provide the latest in innovative programs and procedures. Click here for seminar times
Bring a friend, neighbor, relative, loved one (anyone) and let us treat them to the fun, freedom and excitement of scuba diving.
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Get your equipment serviced by "Colorado's best team of technicians." They'll keep your gear working properly and help maximize your bottom-time. Click here for more information and a great coupon
Come check out the largest variety of name-brand equipment in the state! There will be special event pricing on nearly everything in the store and several unannounced specials. Bring your swimsuit and try it on in the pool. Your satisfaction is our priority.
There are SO many great opportunities to win:
2. SEMINAR PRIZES – Door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the various presentations
3. A-1 POSTCARD – Trip to Wakatobi Resort in Indonesia (must bring in your copy to win)
4. GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS (Sunday, May 22nd beginning @ 3pm) - We'll be giving away several thousand dollars of prizes including: trips, diving equipment, dives at the downtown aquarium and more.
5. QUESTIONNAIRE – One week onboard an Explorer Adventure vessel
6. GRAND TRAVEL PRIZE - One week onboard Blackbeards Cruise in the Bahamas
7. GRAND EQUIPMENT PRIZE - Oceanic Data Mask with heads-up display, valued at $1100
8. CRAIG HOSPITAL, "Divers with Disabilities Fund" - A trip for two to Cozumel
The only hitch ------ YA GOTTA BE PRESENT TO WIN. Good Luck!
Hot dogs, Vitalyte drinks, seminars, prizes, music, try scuba, fun and so much more await you at this year's 28th Annual May Event.
Seminar times & presentations are subject to change. Please re-check this list prior to the event. Thank you.
9:15 - PADI "The New Project Aware & Aquarium Diving" Review upcoming change to Project Aware and what PADI programs are available at the Denver Aquarium.
Presented by Gordon Apons
10:00 Sea & Sea "Importance of External Lighting & UK Smaller But Brighter" Presented by Roddy Winton
10:45 ScubaPro "History of ScubaPro" Discussing and showing the use, function and combination of ScubaPro's new TEK equipment. Presented by Richard Hernandez
11:30 Zeagle and SeaLife "The New Mini II & Update of Zeagle" Presented by Debra Gaburo
12:15 Bare "World's First Breathable Drysuit System" Discussing the full line of Bare drysuits and the new SB drysuit system. Presented by Darrell Hepplewhite
1:00 Henderson/Atomic "What's New from Henderson & Atomic" Presented by Jim Mapes
1:45 I-Torch "Innovative Lighting" Presented by Doug Taleski
2:30 "The Mac Spa" Turn your underwater photos into exciting slide shows. Let the experts at the Mac Spa show you how.
3:15 Fins Attached Marine Research and Conservation, Shark Research projects and opportunities
Presented by Alex Antoniou
9:15 National Park Service "Underwater Wonders of the National Park Sevice" The National Park service (NPS) has always strived to create a vistor experience that both educates and engages the public. Currently we are producing 3D HD presentations the underwater world of the NPS. From the endangered elk horn corals of the Virgin Islands to the massive shipwrecks in Isle Royale; the pristine reefs of Dry Tortugas to the kelp of Channel Islands; and the geothermal vents in Yellowstone to the submerged B29 Superfortress aircraft in Lake Mead we be presenting these spectacular resources in 3D
10:00 Body Glove "Body Glove Wetsuits" Presented by Matt Patterson
10:45 Oceanic "Traveling In The Future" Presenting the new Biolite travel BCD and the new light weight LAVACORE exposure protection products. Discuss current and future dive computers. Presented by Darryl Bowerman
11:30 IkeLite "New Photo Equipment & Lights" The new waterproof JVC video camera-housing. The 2800 Lumen video light and digital still camera systems.
Presented by Jack Kinsler
12:15 Divers Alert Network "D.A.N. Membership & Insurance" Presentee by Sam Merrill
Facts versus Fiction
1:00 Cressi "Tips & Tricks for Travel Packing" Ways to pack for travel and minimizes airline restrictions, luggage losses and space considerations. Presented by Cindy Ross
1:45 Aqua Lung "Latest & Greatest from Aqua Lung" Presented by Ross Farinella. An overview of the new ground-breaking products from Aqua Lung.
3:00 No Seminars – GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!!
See You There!!
Saturday May 21 &
Sunday May 22, 2011
Deposit on one of our group escorted trips during the show and receive $30pp off the total price.
For every seminar that you attend you receive an additional entry card for our grand prize drawing on Sunday. (You must be present to win).
9:15 Australia- "Dive Down Under" An informative overview of the incredible diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
Presented by Alex Johnson from All About Australia Diving.
10:00 Sandals & Beaches Resorts, More quality inclusions than any other resort in the world.
Presented by Shannon Postiviata with Unique Vacations.
10:45 Anthony's Key Resort- This resort has it all including resident Dolphin that you can swim, snorkel or dive with and incredible tropical ambience.
Presented by Mandy Wagner with Anthony's Key Resort.
11:30 Explorer Ventures, Adventure Diving, Live-aboard opportunities in the Galapagos, Truks & Caicos, Saba & St. Kitts, Bahamas and the Maldives. Find out what guest aboard these vessels experience both above and below the water. Presented by Diana Heaton with Explorer Ventures.
12:15 Re-discover Plaza Resort Bonaire. What makes Plaza Resort a great place to stay on Bonaire plus updates on its renovations and diving with Toucan Diving.
Presented by Michele Spinale with Travel Marketing.
1:00 Thailand, & Lembeh Resort Indonesia "It's Magical"! Presented by Mike Perun with South Pacific Island Travel
1:45 "Cancun's Underwater Sculpture Musuem" 406 life size sculptures in just 30 ft of crystal clear water. Presented by Thomas Hurtado with Scuba Cancun.
2:30 Wakatobi , Indonesia & Pelagain Dive Yacht. An experience unequalled! Legendary Wakatobi Dive Resort & their live-aboard Pelagain have earned a reputation for not only providing access to some of the most pristine reefs in the world but also for delivering the an amazing level of service found anywhere. See this multimedia presentation and enjoy colors and sights you probably never knew existed.
Presented by Randal Sanders with Wakatobi Resort & Pelagain Live-Aboard.
3:15 Palace Resorts - Learn about our $1500 resort credit in Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Presented by Ginny Singer of Palace Resorts
4:00 "What's New In Curacao" Info on New Resorts, boats, dive trips, attractions and more!
Presented by Edward Pietersz with Ocean Encounters Curacao
9:15 "Advantages of a Live-aboard Vacation" Dive the World with Aggressor/Dancer Fleet.
Presented by Sharon Connor with Aggressor/Dancer Fleet
At the conclusion of this presentation Sharon will draw one attendees name for a $500 certificate toward a trip on the Belize Aggressor
10:00 Club Cantamar, Lapaz & Sea Escape Live-aboard in Guadalupe, Socorro Is. Diving with Great Whites and more. Presented by Dr. Alex Antoniou and Fernando Aguilar with Club Cantamar & Sea Escape
10:45 " Something for Everyone, Costa Rica" Get the latest updates on the BEST VALUES, newest resorts, diving and attractions in Costa Rica.
Presented by Larry Winter with Apple Vacations
11:30 "Cozumel, something to tweet about" Dive Paradise and Hotel Cozumel have some exciting information to share on their new and improved operations. This is a location you just want to keep going back to year after year. Presented by Dive Paradise owner - Apple and Alejandro Graniel with Hotel Cozumel.
12:15 “Discover the many dive amenities at Grand Cayman’s Hotel for Divers and the USS Kittiwake." Presented by Keith Sahm with Sunset House Resort Grand Cayman
1:00 "Hammerhead Sharks, Marble Ray’s and Research in Cocos Island" Besides pleasure diving in the waters around Cocos Island, you can join our research team and help learn ways in which to help protect and preserve these magnificent creatures.
Presented by Dr. Alex Antoniou.
1:45 “Biodiversity of the Philippines” A divers dream destination with over 7000 islands to explore. Presented by Gordon Strahan with Atlantis Resorts and Liveaboard
3:00 No Seminars – GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS!!
Must be present to win!
Those who complete and submit the online registration form have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Anthony's Key Resort in Roatan. This incredible prize includes: A trip for two, seven nights of lodging, three meals daily and diving.
Note: Airfare not included. Must be at least 18 years old to win any travel prizes. ID verification may be requested. Need not be present to win this prize.
As you enter the various seminars, you will be provided a drawing card. Once the seminar has ended, there will be one or more door prize drawings. The collected cards will be placed in the bin for the Grand Prize drawings at 3pm on Sunday.
Sorry, cards will not be handed out once the seminar begins and will not be collected until the seminar ends.
News-cards announcing our 28th annual event were mailed to several thousand people with information about this year's event. Bring the card to the event and hand it to one of our greeters. He/she will place it in a separate drawing bin. During the 3pm Grand Prize drawing one lucky person will win a trip for one to Wakatobi Resort in Indonesia! This trip includes: seven nights of lodging, three meals daily and diving.
Cards must have a valid computer typed name & mailing address and only applies to the person whose name appears on the card. Must be at least 18 years old to win any travel prizes. ID verification may be requested. Must be present to win.
As you enter the tent, one of our greeters will provide you with a drawing card. Simply complete the card and return it to the greeter. It will be placed into a special bin for the Grand Prize Drawings on Sunday starting at 3pm.
Rules apply cards must be filled our completely and legibly, you must be present to win and there is a limit of one entry card per person per day.
As you enter the event one of our greeters you will provide you with a questionnaire listing questions related to the many Equipment, Education and Travel products on exhibit. To obtain the correct answers you'll need to approach the appropriate representative and ask them for the answer (Sorry, A-1 staff are not permitted to give out the answers). Different versions of this form will be used each day and limited to one per person per day. Return the form to one of the greeters, it will be checked for accuracy and then placed into a drawing box for a special prize drawing during the 3 pm Grand Prize Drawings. One person will win a trip to: either the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos or Northeastern Caribbean, onboard one of the Explorer Venture vessels. This trip includes: seven nights, meals and diving.
Rules apply, forms must be filled our completely and legibly, you must be present to win and must be at least 18 years of age. ID verification may be required.
You'll receive an entry card for each travel seminar you attend. The more seminars you attend, the more times you will be entered and the better your chances to win. During the Sunday 3pm Grand Prize drawings, one name will drawn to win a trip for one on Blackbeard's Cruise in the Bahamas. Includes: seven nights, meals and diving.
Rules apply, cards must be filled our completely and legibly, you must be present to win and must be at least 18 years of age. ID verification may be required.
You will receive an entry card for each equipment and education seminar you attend. The more seminars you attend, the more times you'll be entered and the better your chances to win a prize. During the Sunday 3pm Grand Prize drawings one name will be drawn to win the incredible Oceanic Data Mask with heads-up display!
Rules apply, cards must be filled our completely and legibly and you must be present to win.
The Sertoma Foundation is holding a raffle to benefit Craig Hospital at A-1 Scuba and Travel Center's May Scuba Event and you could win a Trip For Two To Cozumel. Stop by the Sertoma Foundation booth and take advantage of a unique opportunity to win a trip for two to Cozumel. This includes: Eight days and seven nights lodging at Hotel Cozumel, all meals, five days of two-tank dives and four days of afternoon dives with Dive Paradise. Raffle tickets are for sale at the Sertoma booth for $20. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Diver's with Disabilities program at Craig Hospital. The winner will be announced during the 3pm Grand Prize drawing on Sunday.
You need NOT be present to win.
Philippines Atlantis Dive Resorts & Live aboard - Gordon Strahan
Bonaire – Plaza Resort Bonaire – Michele Spinale
Fiji- Beqa Lagoon Resort – Debra Pekarcik
Indonesia - Wakatobi Dive Resort - Randal Sanders
Roatan - Anthony's Key Resort - Mandy Wagner
Apple Vacations –Larry Winter
Explorer Ventures Live-Aboards, Galapagos, Southern Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Saba, St. Kitts, Stacia, St. Maarten, Maldives- Diana Heaton
Cancun - Scuba Cancun - Thomas Hurtado
Cozumel - Dive Paradise - Apple Applegate
Cozumel- Hotel Cozumel - Alejandro Graniel
Curacao - Ocean Encounters- Edward Pietersz
Bonaire – Buddies Dive Resort – Marcel Westerhoff
Australia - About Australia Diving - Alex Johnson
Aggressor/Dancer Fleet- (Belize, Cayman, Baja, Cocos Islands, Turks & Caicos, Silver Bank, Galapagos, Kona, Maldives, Palau, Utila, New Guinea) Sharon Connor
Bahamas - Aqua Cat & Blackbeards Cruises - Terry Smith
Sea Escape Live-Aboard and Club Cantamar (Guadalupe, Socorro Islands & LaPaz Mexico - Dr. Alex Antoniou and Fernando Aguilar
Sandals & Beaches Resorts – Shannon Posiviata
Mexico and Doninican Republic – Palace Resorts - Ginny Singer
Grand Cayman- Sunset House – Keith Sahm
NCL Cruise Lines
Oceanic/Hollis/BigBlue Lights -
Darryl Bowerman / Nick Manson
Aqualung/SeaQuest/Apeks, Deep See/Suunto -
Henderson/Atomic/Stahlsac/ Oceanways/Seadive –
Tabata/Underwater Kinetics/Sea & Sea – Roddy Winton
ScubaPro - Richard Hernandez
Mares, Free Style Watches, I-Torch -
Bob Hanes & Doug Teleski
Zeagle & SeaLife - Debra Gaburo
Light & Motion – Greg Gephardt & Paul Barnett
IkeLite – Jack & Carol Kinsler
Bare – Darrell Hepplewhite
Cressi – Cindy Ross
Body Glove – Sam Saslow
Divers Alert Network – Samantha (Sam) Merrill
National Park Service – Sami Seeb
PADI - Gordon Apons
Downtown Aquarium - Todd Hall
Craig Hospital - Jane March
Vitalyte – Evan DeMarco
Our annual May Sale Event happens only once a year. This is it!