Generating Ocean Empathy with Virtual Diving at DEMA 2022

Blue Horizon Solutions, in partnership with 501(c)3 non-profit The Hydrous, is bringing experiential ocean science learning to DEMA 2022. 

Virtual scuba experiences can intrigue future divers, increase demand for Continuing Education, generate ocean empathy,

On Tuesday, Nov 1 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, join a dive in virtual reality, an emerging technology that can intrigue future divers, increase demand for Continuing Education, generate ocean empathy, and promote commitment to ocean advocacy. Look for the session called “Blue Horizon Solutions & The Hydrous Present: A Virtual Reality Dive Experience” in Room number S310E.  

Endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), The Hydrous is leading a program called the Decade of Ocean Empathy, which seeks to create “an inspiring and engaging ocean” in line with Ocean Decade outcome #7. One of the tools they use is extended reality (XR) technology like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), which has the potential to generate presence, agency, and empathy in immersive virtual ocean environments. Learn more about The Hydrous’ free ocean XR  experiences at:

At Blue Horizon Solutions, we believe learning is the foundation for leading transformation and sustainable positive change in the world, as well as in teams and organizations of all sizes. By helping our clients to navigate complexity with purpose, our mission is to make waves of positive change for future generations. We do this by offering world-class leadership development programs to learn new skills, lead extraordinary teams, build sustainable organizations and change the world for good in the process.

Students experience virtual scuba diving in their classroom!

For more information or to check out DEMA Show Specials, contact Blue Horizon Solutions or stop by Booth #349. Shelli Hendricks of Blue Horizon Solutions and Andrea Contreras Balbuena of the Hydrous will be at the booth throughout the show. We look forward to talking with you about how interactive ocean curriculum and emerging technology can add value for your dive community, enhance your business strategy, and develop professional skills and expertise for your team. You also have the option to schedule a personalized consultation. We can also have these conservations in Spanish. Si quiere cita de consulta con nuestro equipo, están disponibles en español.