Monday, February 13, 2006

15th International Diving, Diving-Medicine Program, Socorro Islands, Mexico

February 10, 2006

To: Diving Enthusiasts

Subject: "Dive Away" Socorro Islands, Mexico
2006 Live Aboard Diving and
Diving Medicine Program
April 22-30, 2006


We cordially invite you to join us for our 15th International Diving, Diving-Medicine Program. This year the course is being held aboard a state of the
art live aboard diving vessel at the Socorro Islands and Isla Revillagigedos, off the coast of Mexico.

The Socorro Islands are a premier dive area in the same league as Palau, Cocos Islands, and the Galapagos. In fact, the islands are often times referred to as "The Galapagos of Mexico". The diving at Socorro Islands is famous for extraordinary
interactions with gentle giant manta rays, with which you can anticipate having numerous close encounters!

The medicine program and related travel expenses qualifies as a medical education expense with 24 hours category 1 CME credit reviewed and approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Our faculty is second to none with Jeff Bozanic, PhD author of Mastering Rebreathers, Michael B. Strauss, MD co-author of Diving Science, Alan Lewis, MD fellowship trained in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, and Arian Nachat, MD contributor to the newest edition of Auerbach's Wilderness Medicine. In addition to a comprehensive diving medicine curriculum, special seminars will be given analyzing diving activities as seen in the entertainment media, Anarctic diving, and new developments in technology.

Our dive platform, the Nautilus Explorer, ranks with the top of the recreational diving fleet. The Nautilus Explorer is a ship custom designed for divers to the
highest possible level of comfort and safety. There are much too many details about the ships features and amenities to be covered in a brief email. Please visit to take a visual tour of the ship and find lots more information.

For more information about this program, please open the attached brochure and registration form. If you would like a brochure and registration form mailed to
you, please call (562) 933-6950 or

We look forward to having you attend this very exciting program.

Best wishes and safe diving,

The "Dive Team"
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Long Beach, CA

Jeff Bozanic, PhD, Michael Strauss, MD, Alan Lewis, MD, Arian Nachat, MD,
Stuart Miller, MD