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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! »
  UPDATE, 8/1/17: 146 cosponsors have signed on to sponsor the passage of the bill. UPD...
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...
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 &...

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