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UNDER THE ANTARTIC ICE Presentation By Norbert Wu Just One of the Many Features at SEASPACE 2005

Known to be the finest Adventure Exposition in the Southwest USA, SEASPACE combines exotic travel, adventure sports, scuba diving and a host of related outdoor activities. Held in Reliant Center over the weekend of June 4-5, SEASPACE 2005 will feature over 200 booths and exhibits for the outdoor sports and travel enthusiast, as well as a host of seminars and workshops that both entertain and educate. Whether you wish to investigate scuba diving, or select a top-quality island holiday destination, SEASPACE is the place to be.

In celebration of its 36th year of service to the community, SEASPACE will be hosting renowned underwater cinematographer Norbert Wu, who will personally narrate segments of his latest film, "Under Antarctic Ice." From penguins to killer whales, Wu’s captivating film highlights a world brimming with unique and beautiful life forms, as he dives beneath the ice to chronicle their interactions and struggles for survival. Other featured guests at SEASPACE 2005 include marine photographer James D. Watt, and wildlife artist Guy Harvey.

SEASPACE offers many other attractions for the young, and the young at heart. A huge swimming pool in the Exhibit Hall enables those who wish to "get their feet wet" with a Free Introduction to Scuba Diving. Just bring your bathing suit and towel, and you can dive right in.

Additional highlights include a Gallery of Underwater Photography presented by the Houston Underwater Photographic Society, and an extensive children’s activity area, "Kid’s Place at SEASPACE," sponsored by the Houston Underwater Club. Among a variety of thought-provoking educational activities, youngsters aged 5-12 can go on a simulated scuba dive through a coral reef constructed of recycled materials.

Adults will enjoy a wide array of seminars and presentations by luminaries including Norbert Wu, James Watt, and Tim Blanton. Among other events, Watt will teach an in-depth "Digital Photography Workshop" and Blanton will present an "Underwater Video Workshop.

Blanton will present an "Underwater Video Workshop."

SEASPACE is a non-profit corporation, with proceeds from the event funding marine-related scholarships and grants. Admission to SEASPACE 2005 at ReliantCenter is just $6 per person. Kids 12 and under, and scouts in uniform, are admitted free of charge. Exhibit Hall hours are 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Advance ticket order information and a complete weekend schedule may be downloaded from

Cliff Etzel
Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.


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