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Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Lead Capture Feature Added to Go Dive Now Retail Dive Store and Dive Vacation Finders »
** Leads will be Sent Directly to Current DEMA Member Retailers and Travel Providers ** San Diego, CA (Janua...
Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Allan Power »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that diving pioneer Allan Power has passed away.  Power operated fro...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry mourns the loss of Hardy Jones »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Hardy Jones has passed away. Jones was a celebrated wildlife an...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry mourns the loss of Bob Halstead »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Bob Halstead has passed away. Halstead was a celebrated underwater p...
Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special 25% Discount for DEMA Members for Caribbean Travel Marketplace »
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is offering a 25% discount on registration fees for buyers who are first-time...

Public Policy: Employment Practices
Thursday, June 16, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
INDUSTRY ALERT: Your Support is Needed Immediately - New Department of Labor Overtime Rules »
INDUSTRY ALERT Your Support is Needed Immediately - New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Time...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Alert: Your Input is Needed NOW - New Department Of Labor Overtime Rules »
On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor released its new rules on the salary threshold for overtime pay. ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: New Department Of Labor Overtime Rules Announced »
On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor released its  new rules  on the salary threshold for overtime pay...

Public Policy: Environmental Issues
Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: DEMA Offers Testimony to FWC on Topics Critical for Divers »
On December 12, DEMA’s President and CEO, Tom Ingram, and Legislative Advocate, Bob Harris, along with numerous interested...
Thursday, November 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Alert: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Regarding Goliath Grouper »
Meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, Also Includes Draft Rules for Shore Based Shark Fishing and Marine Life Harvest While D...
Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Alert: FWC to Host Workshops to Address Shore-Based Shark Fishing »
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! SUMMARY:   In July and Aug...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Sustainable Shark Fisheries And Trade Act »
SUMMARY:   The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act was recently introduced in the US House of Rep...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Legislative Alert – Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Regarding Goliath Grouper »
SUMMARY:   A meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will take place on...

Public Policy: Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Support Dive Travel to the U.S. - Save Brand USA »
SUMMARY:   The proposed federal budget could have a major impact on the U.S. travel and tourism industr...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
With the 2016/2017 CA Spiny Lobster Season Approaching, DEMA’s PSA Materials Aim to Keep Divers Safe »
California’s 2016/2017 Spiny Lobster Season begins on October 1, 2016. In an effort to increase diver safety and prepare...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
With the FL Lobster Mini-Season Approaching, Dive Safety PSA & Poster Provide Safety Reminders »
**DEMA and Divers Alert Network (DAN) Provide Tips to Increase Diver Safety for Florida’s Lobster Mini-Season July 27-28,...
Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert - Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida »
PRIORITY: TIME CRITICAL Your comments on a Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida While Using Scuba ar...
Monday, June 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
With the Florida Lobster Mini-Season Approaching, Dive Safety PSA & Poster Provide Safety Reminders »
**DEMA and Divers Alert Network (DAN) Provide Tips to Increase Diver Safety for Florida’s Lobster Mini-Season July 29-30,...

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