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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...
Monday, October 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Announces Diving Community Champion Awards Recipients »
** Diving Community Champion Awards will be presented during the DEMA Membership Meeting held at DEMA Show 2019 **...
Monday, October 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Launches Mentorship Program »
Just in time for participants to meet face-to-face during DEMA Show, DEMA is launching a new Mentorship Program.  Any...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biscayne National Park - Spearfishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently held a Public Meeting in Cap...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Dr. Glen Egstrom »
Glen was a well-respected researcher, educator and friend to the recreational diving community, and was among the first cl...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voting Now Open for the 2019 Wave Makers Award »
Voting for the 2019 Wave Makers Award is now open to DEMA Members! The Wave Makers Award aims to recognize professionals w...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vote for the 2019 Diving Community Champion Award »
DEMA's new Diving Community Champion Award recognizes DEMA Member companies using diving to benefit their communities and...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
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, September 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
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 Cape C...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Encourages the Industry to Extend Support to the Families of the Conception Tragedy Victims »
As we remember and honor our fellow divers recently lost in the tragedy aboard the dive boat, Conception, DEMA is encourag...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Captain Spencer Slate and Armand “Zig” & JoAnn Zigahn to Receive DEMA’s 2019 Reaching Out Award »
** Honorees to be Recognized at the 2019 DEMA Awards Party **   The Diving Equipment and Marketing Associatio...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Launches DEMA Show 2019 Sales Appreciation Program »
DEMA is excited to announce the launch of the DEMA Show 2019 Sales Appreciation Program. This program will provide partici...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in San Diego, CA on August 15th and 16th »
DEMA’s 2019 Board of Directors will meet on August 15 th and 16 th in San Diego, CA. The Board will focus on discu...
Monday, August 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slate Announced for 2020-2022 DEMA Board of Directors Election »
** Deadline to Petition for a Write-In Candidate is 9/2/19** The candidates for the 2020-2022 DEMA Board of Directors...
Monday, August 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rewind Back to the 80’s at the 2019 DEMA Awards Party »
The dive industry is co ming together at the 31st annual DEMA Awards Party taking place November 15, 2019 to honor th...
Friday, July 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert - Biscayne National Park: Elimination of Spear Fishing and Lobster Mini-Season »
You may be aware that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proposing a Fisheries Management Plan...
Thursday, July 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Loss of Ron Kipp »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Ron Kipp has passed away. Kipp formerly served on the DEMA Board of...
Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Launches Diving Community Champion Awards »
** Showcasing the Recreational Diving Community to the Industry and Public ** The Diving Equipment and Marketing...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry mourns the loss of Sir Robert F. Marx »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Sir Robert F. Marx has passed away. Marx was a celebrated wreck dive...

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