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Current DEMA News
Sunday, November 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by CA Wildfires »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2018 ** The Diving Equipment & Market...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in Las Vegas, NV on November 12th »
DEMA’s 2018 Board of Directors will meet on November 12 th in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with DEMA Show 2018 in fin...
Friday, November 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by Typhoon Yutu »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2018 ** The Diving Equipment & Marketi...
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Insider Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your DEMA Show 2018 Experience »
Featuring over 650 Exhibitors and hundreds of educational and networking opportunities, you’re likely to have a jam-packed...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry mourns the loss of Mary Edith "Mel" Lillis »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Mary Edith "Mel" Lillis, former member of the Academy of Underwater...
Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voting Now Open for the 2018 Wave Makers Award! »
** Deadline to Vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on November 8, 2018 ** DEMA will once again recognize new professi...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disaster Assistance Program Activated to Aid Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by Hurricane Michael »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2018 ** The Diving Equipment & Marketin...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Andre Laban »
DEMA is sad to announce the passing on October 10 of Andre Laban, a world-renowned French diver, photographer, author, a...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Celebrate the Night in Black and White” at the 2018 DEMA Awards Party »
The Dive Industry will come together at the 30th annual DEMA Award’s Party , taking place on November 16, 2018, to h...
Monday, August 27, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Ernie Brooks and Margo Peyton to Receive DEMA’s 2018 Reaching Out Award »
** Honorees to be Recognized at the 2018 DEMA Awards Party ** The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is ple...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in San Diego, CA for Board Meeting on August 16th and 17th »
DEMA’s 2018 Board of Directors will meet on August 16 th and 17 th to strategize ways to help grow our Industry and...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Lee Selisky »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Lee Selisky, former DEMA Board Member and President, has passed away...
Monday, July 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Calls for Nominations for the 2018 Wave Makers Award »
** Finalists and 2018 Recipient to be Honored at 2018 DEMA Awards Party in Las Vegas, NV ** DEMA will once aga...
Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) to Host Workshops to Address Shore-Based Shark Fishing »
As divers we understand that sharks are necessary to maintaining the health of the reefs and oceans.  Divers are exci...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Show 2018 Registration is Now Open! »
** DEMA Members, Register by October 12th to Save with Early Bird Rates ** DEMA Show’s online attendee registration...
Friday, June 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Bev Morgan »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Bev Morgan, a long time diver and manufacturer of diving equipment...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
LA House Bill Prohibiting Dive Professionals from Promoting Professional “Certifications” Amended »
The Louisiana Senate has passed a revised version of House Bill 748, which was amended to clearly permit the use of profes...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018   (3 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Announces Go Dive Now Retailer Co-Op Advertising Program »
DEMA has announced the launch of a new Go Dive Now retailer co-op Facebook advertising program. It is designed to assist...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in San Diego, CA for Face-to-Face Board Meeting on May 21st and 22nd »
DEMA’s 2018 Board of Directors will meet on May 21 st and 22 nd to strategize ways to help grow our Industry and m...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Legislative Alert – LA Bill Poses Threat to Professional Certification Programs »
DEMA is urging training organizations, dive retailers, and independent diving instructors to contact state legislators on...
Monday, April 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Supports Diving Businesses at Florida Meeting on Protected Sharks and Goliath Grouper »
DEMA President Tom Ingram and Legislative Advocate Bob Harris, delivered written and spoken remarks in support of diving b...
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Opens Official Hotel Block for DEMA Show 2018 in Las Vegas, NV »
Block Offers Exclusive Savings and Benefits for DEMA Show 2018 Attendees and Exhibitors at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort &...
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Releases Full Detailed Analyses of Diving Customer Research »
Four Market Segment Reports Assist Members in Understanding Current Customer Demographics and Behaviors...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act »
The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act was recently introduced in the US House of Representatives. HR 5248 is a b...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Requests Nominations for 2018 Reaching Out Awards »
**Deadline for Online Submissions is 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 1, 2018** DEMA is requesting nomination...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Legislative Alert – Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Regarding Goliath Grouper »
A meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will take place on April 25 and 26 at the Marriot...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA President and CEO, Tom Ingram, Travels to Washington on Non-Profit Tax Issues »
  Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) President Tom Ingram, Sen...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in San Diego, CA for Face-to-Face Board Meeting on March 14 & 15 »
DEMA’s 2018 Board of Directors will meet on March 14th and 15th to strategize ways to help grow our Industry and max...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Richard H. Stewart »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Richard H. Stewart, founder of multiple industry magazines including...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Dive in Day Promotes Important Industry Issues »
Last week, DEMA sponsored "Dive in Day" at the Florida Capitol. The annual event provides Members the opportunity to visit...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Introduces 2018 Board of Directors »
The results of DEMA's 2018 Board of Directors Election are in! Members of DEMA's 2018 Board of Directors include the follo...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
2018 DEMA Board of Directors Election Deadlines Announced »
** Ballot packets have been mailed to all current 2018 DEMA Members ** DEMA has announced that its 2018 Board of Dir...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Thanks the Diving Industry for their Participation in DEMA Show 2017 »
** Thousands of Industry Professionals from Every Segment of the Diving Industry Came Together at Trade-Only Show to Buy,...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Include Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by CA Wildfire »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 ** The Diving Equipment &am...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Insider Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your DEMA Show 2017 Experience »
Featuring over 650 Exhibitors and hundreds of educational and networking opportunities, you’re likely to have a jam-packed...

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