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Tuesday, July 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Resources & Support Available to the Entire Industry »
The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless challenges for our industry and businesses. In an effort to provide support an...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Dr. Glen H. Egstrom »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Dr. Glen H. Egstrom, a recipient of DEMA's Reaching Out Award in 198...
Monday, June 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Show 2020 Cancellation Frequently Asked Questions »
Why was the Show canceled? The DEMA Board of Directors has determined that canceling this year’s Show is the best decis...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Announcement Regarding DEMA Show 2020 »
The DEMA Board of Directors has determined that, for the safety and financial well-being of DEMA attendees and exhibitors,...
Monday, June 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retail Reopening Guide Series Available from DEMA »
As the U.S. federal government, states and local governments consider a post-COVID-19 economy, retailers are seeking ways...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on DEMA Show, the DEMA Association, and COVID-19 »
DEMA Show 2020 is currently scheduled for November 4-7, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  As the world’s only trade-ex...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Executive Order Opens Retail »
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order 20-112 impacting stay at home orders, vacation rental closure...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Treasury Makes Paycheck Protection Program Seasonal »
Working with a coalition of recreational business association called the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, DEMA has advocated...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Dr. Richard Vann »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Dr. Richard Van, a recipient of DEMA's Reaching Out Award in 20...
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Bob Barth »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Bob Barth, know as the Dean of Saturation Divers and the most famous...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: CARES Act to Offer Assistance to U.S. Small Businesses »
The programs and initiatives in the  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act  that was just p...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Alese Pechter »
It is with the deepest regret that we share the news that Alese Pechter has passed.  Alese was a member of the DEMA H...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19: Message to Our Members & Industry »
We know this is a very difficult time for businesses of all sizes around the world as we try to weather the impact of COVI...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five Resources to Protect Your Dive Business in the Face of COVID-19 »
Skip to a section below: Stay Healthy and Safe Small Business Disaster Loans Stay in Touch with Current Custo...
Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA, DEMA Show and the Coronavirus »
DEMA and DEMA Show are continuing to monitor the issues being created by the presence of the Coronavirus and taking steps...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nominate a Deserving Industry Professional for the 2020 DEMA Reaching Out Award »
DEMA is now requesting nominations for the prestigious Reaching Out Award! Since 1989, the Reaching Out Award has been pre...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coronavirus: Stay Informed with Daily Updates & Resources »
DEMA, its members, and the diving industry, like the general public, are concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus on...
Thursday, February 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Clive Cussler »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Clive Cussler, diver, adventurer, and best-selling author, has...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
First DEMA Board of Directors Meeting of 2020 to Take Place February 25-26, 2020 in San Diego, CA »
DEMA’s Board of Directors will gather for the first Board Meeting of 2020 on February 25 th and 26 th in San Diego...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Regulatory Alert: Biscayne National Park - Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a public meeting in Tallah...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Go Dive Now Pool Tour Provides Member Dive Centers with Opportunities to Acquire New Customers »
“Big Wave” Dave Reidenbach and the traveling Go Dive Now Pool Tour have a full event schedule planned for 2020. With...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CA DIVING INDUSTRY ALERT – Support Needed for AB 1925 »
DEMA is requesting your immediate help in supporting the passage of California Assembly Bill 1925 (AB 1925), which would...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Potential Impact of AB 5 on the Recreational Diving Industry in California »
California Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law in September 2019, marking a departure from the state’s previous definitio...
Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Introduces 2020 Board of Directors »
The results of DEMA's 2020-2022 Board of Directors Election are in! Members of DEMA's 2020 Board of Directors include the...
Thursday, January 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dive Industry Businesses Speak Out on Behalf of Protection for Florida Keys »
More than 50 dive businesses, industry groups, and individuals signed and delivered a letter urging the National Oc...
Saturday, January 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Dave Sullivan »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Dave Sullivan, a mainstay in the industry and who, with Aquanaut Bob...
Thursday, January 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Bonnie Cardone »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that renowned author, Bonnie Cardone has passed away. Cardone was highly...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Wayne Hasson »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Aggressor Adventures' President, Wayne Hasson has passed away. Hasso...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for 2020 Volunteers: DEMA Mentorship Committee »
In late 2019, DEMA launched a new Mentorship Program.  Any current DEMA Member may participate in this program, which...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Please Support the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by Signing This Letter of Support »
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects a complex, interconnected ecosystem with different habitats and wildli...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALERT - Biscayne National Park:Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding a public meeting in Panama C...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert - NOAA Proposes Changes to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary »
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to expa...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Join us at Dive in Day at the Florida Capitol »
Each year DEMA sponsors "Dive in Day" in Tallahassee, FL, giving local DEMA Members the unique opportunity to showcase the...
Monday, December 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amy Lee Honored as DEMA’s 2019 Wave Makers Award Recipient »
** Announcement Made at the 2019 DEMA Awards Party ** The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is pleased to ann...
Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Author’s Corner at DEMA Show »
Ever dreamt of meeting and talking to your favorite authors, hearing about their exploits and encounters, and purchasing y...

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