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Current DEMA News
Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board of Directors to Meet in San Diego, CA for Face-to-Face Board Meeting on March 21st & 22nd »
DEMA’s Board of Directors will meet on March 21st and 22nd to welcome the newly elected members of the DEMA Board of Di...
Monday, March 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Go Dive Now Pool Tour Provides Member Dive Centers with Multiple Opportunities to Acquire New Custom »
“Big Wave” Dave Reidenbach and the traveling Go Dive Now Pool Tour have traveled from Ohio to California in the firs...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Opens Official Hotel Block for DEMA Show 2017 in Orlando, FL »
Block Offers Exclusive Savings and Benefits for DEMA Show 2017 Attendees and Exhibitors at the Rosen Centre Hotel** T...
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Requests Nominees for 2017 Reaching Out Awards »
**Deadline to Submit Nomination Form is 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, May 31, 2017** DEMA is requesting nomin...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
DEMA Introduces 2017 Board of Directors »
The results of DEMA's 2017 Board of Directors Election are in! Members of DEMA's 2017 Board of Directors include the follo...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
YOUR COMMENTS AND HELP ARE NEEDED: Submit Comments Regarding Port Everglades Dredging Project »
In the wake of the   Port Everglades dredging delay , the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging the public...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Port Everglades Expansion Dredging Delayed »
** Corps Commits to Conduct New Environmental Studies Before Port Everglades Expansion Dredging Begins **   In...
Monday, January 9, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
DEMA's Post-Show Surveys Help Improve DEMA Show for Years to Come »
**DEMA Show 2016 Attendees and Exhibitors are Asked to Provide Feedback on Their Show Experience** Every year, DEMA Sh...
Monday, December 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Thanks the Diving Industry for their Participation in DEMA Show 2016 »
** Thousands of Industry Professionals from Every Segment of the Diving Industry Came Together at Trade-Only Show to Buy,...
Monday, December 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 DEMA Board of Directors Election Deadlines Announced »
** Ballot packets have been mailed to all current 2017 DEMA Members ** DEMA has announced that its 2017 Board of Dir...
Monday, October 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
INDUSTRY ALERT: Shark Feeding Ban »
-YOUR HELP IS NEEDED-  Shark Feeding Ban   SUMMARY:...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Activates Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors & Buyers Impacted by Hurricanes »
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2016 ** The Diving Equipment &...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How are the DEMA Show Location and Timing Selected? »
**Meeting the Varied Geographic and Business Cycle Needs of the Industry** DEMA Show, the annual trade-only even...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Millions of Potential New Divers Reached with Go Dive Now, DEMA’s Newest Consumer Marketing Campaign »
DEMA’s Go Dive Now program and advertising campaign has reached millions of potential divers since its May 2016 debut an...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Board Member Election Slate Announced - Deadline to Petition for a Write-In Candidate is 10/21 »
The candidates for the 2017-2019 Board Member Election are:   A1: Mike Hollis, Aqua Lung   A2: Dallas Ed...
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...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dive Stores and Vacation Destinations Can Benefit from Updated Listings on GoDiveNow.com »
GoDiveNow.com's Dive Store Finder and Dive Vacation Finder features now have advanced options that will allow you to en...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Go Dive Now, DEMA’s Newest Consumer Marketing Campaign, Continues to Deliver Big Results »
DEMA’s Go Dive Now program and advertising campaign has delivered outstanding results since its May 2016 debut.  Si...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Port Everglades Project Would Repeat the Environmental Destruction Caused by PortMiami Dredging »
** DEMA and Environmental Organizations Challenge Massive Dredging Project to Try to Save Threatened Corals **  ...
Friday, August 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Resources Just Added to the Go Dive Now Member Toolkit! »
Just this week, DEMA added new Go Dive Now banner ads, email headers and a new customizable video to the Go Dive Now M...
Monday, August 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Invites the Diving Industry to “Boogie Down” at the 2016 DEMA Awards Party »
The 28 th annual presentation of the prestigious Reaching Out Awards will bring the Dive Industry together in celebration...
Monday, July 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Expresses Concerns to the Governor of Florida over Recent Bloom of Toxic Cyanobacteria »
The recent bloom of toxic cyanobacteria (often referred to in the media as an “algae” bloom) in Florida’s Lee, Martin, Pal...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Industry Advisory Update: Port Everglades Dredging Operation »
-YOUR HELP IS NEEDED-  Army Corps of Engineers Has Now Filed Their Port Everglades Dredging Plan With Congress...
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, July 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Members Can Now Access Complimentary Go Dive Now Campaign Tools & Resources »
** DEMA Member Businesses Are Encouraged to Use the Free Resources to Align with the Highly-Visible Go Dive Now Campaign...
Monday, July 11, 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,...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA’s Newest Marketing Campaign, Go Dive Now, Produces Big Results in First Month »
On May 24, 2016 DEMA launched the website for its newest national marketing campaign, Go Dive Now . Within a month,...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lad Akins and Leslie Leaney to Receive DEMA’s 2016 Reaching Out Award »
** Honorees to be Recognized at the DEMA Awards Party Being Held at the The Joint at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, NV...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DIVING INDUSTRY ADVISORY: Organizations File Notice of Intent to Sue Army Corps of Engineers »
DIVING INDUSTRY ADVISORY   Organizations File Notice of Intent to Sue Army Corps of Engineers Regardi...
Monday, June 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Over 1.7 Million Potential Divers Reached to Date by 2016 Media Coverage of DEMA’s Go Dive Now Pool »
DEMA’s most recognized diver acquisition and awareness program, the Go Dive Now Pool Tour , has continued to gene...
Thursday, June 16, 2016   (0 Comments - 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...
Monday, June 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Board Reviews Go Dive Now Campaign, Evaluates Association’s Structure & Discusses Future Plans »
On May 19 th and 20 th , the DEMA Board of Directors gathered for a Quarterly Board Meeting. Discussion included an updat...
Monday, June 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Go Dive Now Pool Makes a Splash at 2016 World Ocean Day Event »
**Pool Earns Media Coverage from Top Chattanooga Print and TV News Stations**   During the weekend of J...
Monday, June 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEMA Show 2016 Registration is Now Open! »
** DEMA Members, Register by October 7th to Save With Early Bird Rates ** DEMA Show’s online attendee registration...
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.  DE...

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