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NCUPS Meeting August 14, 2009

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#1 kathymm


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Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:13 PM

Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting starts: 7:15 p.m.
Meeting starts: 8:00 p.m.

Meetings are held in Millbrae, California. For directions or more information about NCUPS visit our website at: http://www.ncups.org

FEATURED PRESENTERS: Mike and Jody Elliott

What started as a sport, soon became an obsession.

Since beginning in November 2004, Mike and Jody have logged over 1000 dives each, both in warm and temperate waters. In addition, from the start, Jody took on underwater photography and after a year Mike started taking underwater videos. After thousands of pictures and many hours of video, both have started receiving awards for their work. They continue to dive and use their gear, traveling at least four times a year and putting in over 250 dives yearly.

During their time underwater they encountered a number of missing or difficult to use products. Wishing to improve their underwater experiences they resorted to making their own parts for personal use. Their needs for specialized products pushed the barriers of what was available. Combining their backgrounds in engineering, manufacturing, diving, and underwater photo/video, MIke and Jody were able to develop a number of products that solved their problems. Others saw them using their "inventions" and asked about them. Based on this interest they started the company Xit 404 which creates and delivers products for SCUBA diving, underwater photography, and underwater videoography.

Jody and Mike will be sharing some of their amazing images from their favorite dive destinations. You can check out some of Jody's images on their business website, www.Xit404.com and on Jody's personal website www.jodyelliott.com.

Premeeting Seminar: How to make animated trip maps, by Susan Brown.

Minicomp: Small blennies and fringeheads.

BTW...If you are interested in presenting at an NCUPS meeting, let us know. We are always looking for presenters for membership meetings, please email to: info@ncups.org.

Hope we see you there!

Susan Brown

SCUBA Diver, Photographer, Grandma