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Current DEMA News
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   (0 Comments - 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...
Monday, July 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Calls for Nominations for the 2019 Wave Makers Award »
** Finalists and 2019 Recipient to be Honored at 2019 DEMA Awards Party in Orlando, FL ** DEMA will once again...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Show 2019 Registration is Now Open! »
** DEMA Members, Register by October 14th to Save with Early Bird Rates ** DEMA Show’s online registration syst...
Monday, April 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet for Conference Call on May 2nd »
DEMA’s 2019 Board of Directors will convene during a conference call on May 2 nd for the second Board Meeting of th...
Monday, April 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Advocates for Diving Industry Issues in Washington, D.C. »
** President & CEO Ingram Meets with Legislative Offices to Discuss Diving Industry Issues ** During the week...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Need for Marine Life Protection Highlighted at DEMA Dive In Day »
** Florida Legislators and DEMA Members Connect on Shark Finning and Sunscreen Bills ** On March 20th, DEMA...
Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Opens Official Hotel Block for DEMA Show 2019 in Orlando, FL »
**Block Offers Exclusive Savings and Benefits for DEMA Show 2019 Attendees and Exhibitors** The DEMA Show Hotel Block...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: Support SB 708 to Prohibit the Sale of Certain Damaging Sunscreen Products »
SB 708: An Act Relating to the Sale of Sunscreen Florida has introduced SB 708 – Prohibiting the sale of Certain...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Policy Alert: Support HB 99 (SB 352) to Protect Florida's Marine Ecosystem & Shark Populatio »
HB 99 and SB 352 - An Act Relating to Shark Fins and Ray Parts   As divers we understand that sharks are neces...
Monday, February 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Adopts New Regulations »
Regulations Protect Sharks & Blue Heron Bridge Dive Site After nearly two years of effort and input from DEMA...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cline Research and DEMA Release Study on New Diving Professionals »
** Study Available for All: Data Helps Industry Understand New Professionals ** A new research study published...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
First DEMA Board Meeting of 2019 to Take Place February 7-8, 2019 in San Diego, CA »
D EMA’s Board of Directors will gather for the first Board Meeting of 2019 on February 7 th and 8 th in San Diego, C...
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 ** DEMA has announced th...
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...
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...
Friday, December 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry mourns the loss of Michael Cochran »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Michael Cochran has passed away. Cochran had several successful busi...
Monday, December 3, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Jessica Keller Honored as DEMA’s 2018 Wave Makers Award Recipient »
** Announcement Made at the 2018 DEMA Awards Party ** The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is please...
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...
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...

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