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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...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voting Now Open for the Inaugural Wave Makers Award! »
** Deadline to Vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 26, 2017 **  DEMA  recently announced  it w...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of John Stewart »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that John Stewart, former DEMA legislative consultant, has passed away....
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Those Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 ** The Diving Equipment &...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How are the Location & Timing for DEMA Show Selected? »
**Meeting the Varied Geographic and Business Cycle Needs of the Industry** DEMA Show, the annual trade-only even...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newly Added Benefits Help Members Do Better Business »
*DEMA Members Now Have Access to Exclusive Health Insurance, Financial Payment Solutions, & Web and Marketing Tools*...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expands Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Those Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 **   Updated September 19, 20...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, August 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Activates Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by Hurricane »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 **   The Diving Equipment...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Bob Outlaw »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Bob Outlaw has passed away. Outlaw was highly respected throughout...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Renee Applegate »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Renee "Apple" Applegate, owner of Dive Paradise in Cozumel, Mexico...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Go Dive Now’s Photo Contest Generates Significant Web Traffic & Brand Awareness »
On July 1, 2017 DEMA launched an exciting social media contest in affiliation with the Go Dive Now consumer Marketing Ca...
Friday, August 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Submits Comments on the Goliath Grouper Moratorium in Florida »
As you may be aware, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) is under pressure by fishing groups to lift a 25+ ye...
Friday, August 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Responds to Video of Live Shark Being Dragged & Killed Behind Boat »
Many have seen a disturbing video recently posted on YouTube by Florida fishermen showing a live shark, tied by the tail...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Introduces New Industry Recognition Award, the Wave Makers Award »
** Finalists and 2017 Recipient to be Honored at 2017 DEMA Awards Party in Orlando, FL ** DEMA has anno...
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...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Capt. Charles “Chuckie” Ebanks »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Capt. Charles “Chuckie” Ebanks, member of the Board of Directors for...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of Randy Shaw »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that Randy Shaw, recently retired NAUI Director of Training, ha...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get Glammed Up and Ready to Celebrate at the 2017 DEMA Awards Party »
The 29th annual presentation of the prestigious Reaching Out Awards will, once again, bring the Dive Industry together to...

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