Impressive array of diving, free diving and spear fishing figures to participate in this highly-anticipated event.
The Expo will be held at the IGFA headquarters, http://www.igfa.org, in Dania Beach, FL on February 6th, 7th, & 8th.
“The Blue Wild is for anyone that loves the ocean,” said event hostess and producer Sheri Daye. Sheri, a freedive national spearfishing champion, multiple world record holder, and host of Speargun Hunter on Outdoor Channel went on to add, “The Expo promises to be a unique experience for the ocean enthusiast. The top names and experts will offer their knowledge and adventures in a personal, festive atmosphere. It will be a memorable, feel-good event for all ages!”
The Expo kicks off on Friday evening, February 6th, with the “kickoff party” and a celebration of living ledged Art Pinder’s 80th birthday. Admission and birthday cake is free on Friday with nominally priced beer, refreshments, and food. The entire family is welcome to come out, party, and meet the celebrities!
On Saturday, February 7th & Sunday the 8th, the Expo features dozens of vendors and speakers. Speakers include:
*Steve Callahan – Sailor, Survivor, Best Selling Author, Adventurer
*Pipin Ferreres – World Champ Freediver, Cinematographer
*Kirk Krack & Mandy-Rae – Freedive Instructor, Coach, Record Setter
*Carey Chen – Marine Artist, Fisherman, Conservationist
*Art Pinder – King of Sling, Living Legend
*Bouncer Smith – Fishing Icon, Teacher, Captain
*Manny Puig – Shark Wrangler, Swamp Explorer, Sculptor
*Tom Mount – Tech Diving Icon, Instructor
*Frank “Skip” Smith – Fishing Legend, Multiple Record Setter, Conservationist
Pre-Paid Admission is $75.00 or $85.00 at the door. The admission fee covers one or both days, seminar, workshops, vendor expo, goodie bag, T-shirt, and lunch. Admission can be prepaid at http://thebluewild.com/tickets.htm
Twin Palms Center for the Disabled, http://www.twinpalmscenter.org will be the recipient of the event proceeds. Sheri adds, “As fishermen, we are blessed to be on the ocean, and we are often humbled by her might, beauty, and unpredictability. I think it gives us a unique perspective on life, knowing we are blessed, and knowing we must give back and help those who are not so blessed.”
Giant Raffles will be held each day with thousands of dollars worth of prizes… thanks to our sponsors, Divers Direct, Flanigan’s, Daryl Wong Spearguns, Bass Pro Shops, plus many more gracious sponsors!
Sheri Daye may be contacted at (561) 715-0247
The Blue Wild Spearfishing Seminar and Expo