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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...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Al Hornsby and Doug McNeese to Receive DEMA’s 2017 Reaching Out Award »
** Honorees to be Recognized at the 2017 DEMA Awards Party **   The Diving Equipment and Marketing Associati...
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...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Teams up with Featured-Creatures to Excite the Next Generation of Divers »
DEMA has teamed up with Featured-Creatures, an online magazine about marine life for kids and the adults in their lives, t...
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, 2...
Monday, June 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPDATE: Shark Fin Sales Bill Gains Additional Sponsors Thanks to YOU! »
  Editor's note:  This story was originally published June 19, 2017. The update pro...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gain Consumer Exposure with New Go Dive Now Social Media Contest »
DEMA's consumer marketing campaign, Go Dive Now , is about to launch an exciting social media contest and YOUR business...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Paris Climate Accord: DEMA Asks You to Contact Your Elected Officials! »
SUMMARY:   On June 1, the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord , a voluntary agreemen...
Friday, June 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Mourns the Passing of James Stewart »
It is with deepest regret that we share the news that James “Jim” Ronald Stewart, chief diving officer emeritus at Scripps...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Support Dive Travel to the U.S. - Save Brand USA »
LEGISLATIVE ALERT – YOUR ACTION NEEDED As you may be aware, the proposed federal budget could have a major impact on...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Show 2017 Registration is Now Open! »
** DEMA Members, Register by September 26th to Save With Early Bird Rates ** DEMA Show’s online attendee registrat...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Does DEMA do for You? »
  How DEMA and the Go Dive Now Campaign are Promoting the Sport of Diving & Helping Members Grow their Business...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in Long Beach, CA on May 5th »
** Industry Stakeholders Will Attend to Provide Input on Programs & Priorities ** DEMA’s Board of Directors will...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Support the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act »
SUMMARY:   I n March, the federal "Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017" (HR 1456) was introduced...
Friday, April 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Dive In Day »
Each year DEMA sponsors "Dive in Day" at the Florida Capitol giving Members the opportunity to visit the Capitol, showcase...

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