The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure and Marine Art Expo is set to take place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center from February 22 to 23, 2014 and will feature the top names in Freediving,  Spearfishing, Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography and Videography as well as Marine Artists, and other exhibitors from around the world.  The event spans 30,000 square feet of exhibition hall space with an additional 10,000 square feet of seminar/workshop space.

DeeperBlue.com is making it’s first debut at the show and will be bring onsite reporting and coverage from the show floor.

Celebrity speakers include Austrian, Herbert Nitsch, the “deepest man on earth”; author and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Stan Waterman; outdoorsman and TV star Manny Puig; world spearfishing champion Joseba Kerejeta from Spain; and others.

“We strive to offer great deals, the best speakers and workshops in the industry, and the right atmosphere for attendees to meet other divers and have a great time,” said Sheri Daye, the event’s producer. “We’re now entering our seventh year and this is our biggest show yet in terms of both exhibit space and the number of exhibitors.”

The event will also feature the latest gear and accessories as well as outdoor apparel, jewelry, and world-class marine art from artists including Cary Chen, Pascal Lecocq, Susannah Waterman, Gar Waterman, Randall Scott, Steve Ozment, Craig Dietrich, Don Ray, K.C. Scott, Caleb Goins, among others.

Admission is $20 at the door and includes entry to the Saturday night Blue Wild After Party at the Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach where guests can mingle with industry celebrities and enjoy door prizes, BBQ and happy hour specials.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Wild After Party is from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

For more information please visit http://TheBlueWild.com/ and keep your eyes peeled to DeeperBlue.com for more reporting.