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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   (2 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...

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, 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...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DIVING INDUSTRY ALERT - YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED! »
Many have seen a  disturbing video  recently posted on YouTube by Florida fishermen showing a live shark, tied b...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Submits Comments in Favor of National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments »
In late June, the current administration issued an Executive Order to review National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments cre...
Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Legislative Alert and Opinion Poll – Goliath Grouper in Florida »
UPDATE, 7/17/17: Deadline to complete the survey has been extended to 4:00 pm Eastern Time, Friday, July 21, 2017 . -...

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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