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  • Vote for the 2019 Diving Community Champion Award  |  READ
  • Submit Your Comments on the NOAA Proposed Changes to FKNMS  |  READ 
  • Less Than 2 Weeks Left for Early Bird Savings on DEMA Show 2019  |  READ 
  • Power Up Your Business at DEMA Show  |  READ
  • Be Part of The Author's Corner at DEMA Show  |  READ 
  • DEMA Show 2019 to Take Place in the WEST Hall |  READ
DCCVote for the 2019 Diving Community Champion Award
DEMA's new Diving Community Champion Award recognizes DEMA Member companies using diving to benefit their communities and the public. Nominations have been submitted and now it's YOUR turn to vote!

The deadline to vote for the business YOU think deserves to be honored as this year's Diving Community Champion is 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 18, 2019.

The Diving Community Champion Awards will presented during the DEMA Membership Meeting held at DEMA Show 2019 on November 14, 2019.
Submit Your Comments on the NOAA Proposed Changes to Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) proposes to expand the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) boundary, update sanctuary-wide regulations, modify and establish new marine zones, update marine zone-specific regulations, and revise the sanctuary's non-regulatory management plan.

DEMA will compile your comments and provide them directly to the NOAA Sanctuary Office to ensure that divers and dive professionals have a voice in seeking conservation of these natural resources while maintaining diver access to them - please send your written comments on the proposed Sanctuary changes directly to DEMA by emailing
Less Than 2 Weeks Left to Save on DEMA Show 2019!
Early bird rates for DEMA Show registration end on October 14th! Don't miss out on these exclusive rates for DEMA Members!

Attendees can choose from four different packages when registering: The All Access Package, Education Package, Exhibits-Only and the Saturday-Only Immersion Pass. Each package varies in price and opportunities. Current DEMA Members can save up to $175 on their DEMA Show All Access Package over the non-member rate when registering on or before the early registration deadline of October 14th.

Not a 2019 DEMA Member yet? Join today to take advantage of these huge savings on DEMA Show!
The DEMA Home Office Has a New Location

We can now be found at:

6050 Santo Road, Suite 220 
San Diego, CA 92124  

Exhibiting at DEMA Show 2019? 
Payments for exhibit space should continue to be sent to the address listed in the "Official Exhibit Space Contract for DEMA Show 2019."

DSSPower Up Your Business at DEMA Show!
DEMA-Sponsored Education sessions focus on powerful ways to leverage relationships, operations, finances and marketing to accelerate your growth. Get ready to learn, network and set new ideas in motion!

Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Are tedious tasks or common IT problems impacting your work/business? Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka author Beth Ziesenis, for a research-based look at common productivity problems, followed by the technology to solve them. Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, get organized and finally get stuff done.  Learn more  about Beth's seminar.

Hacking YouTube
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Bring your laptop, username, and password for Google to this session! Steve Huskey, COO of High 5 Promotions, teaches the tricks to get your videos on the first page of YouTube. From important ranking factors and activities rewarded by YouTube to creating proprietary content and using pop culture in your videos, this session explores proven methods to get you more visibility. By attending, you'll also learn how to gauge ROI using YouTube analytics.  Learn more about Steve's seminar.

*DEMA Education Package required to attend DEMA-Sponsored Education seminars
AuthorBe Part of The Author's Corner at DEMA Show
The Author's Corner is returning to DEMA Show 2019!  This Show feature provides Show attendees and exhibitors with opportunities to meet and engage with authors, hear about their exploits and encounters, obtain signed copies of their books, and have a unique experience while at DEMA Show. 

Participating authors will benefit from the unique opportunity to connect one-on-one with their readers and directly promote their books. 

 To participate, authors must be connected to an existing exhibitor (or have their own DEMA Show booth). Authors are encouraged to sign up early and promote their presence at the Show! 
WestHallDEMA Show 2019 to Take Place in A NEW LOCATION: the WEST Hall of the Orange County Convention Center
DEMA Show will be located in the West Concourse this year. Conveniently located next to the Rosen Centre (host hotel), DEMA Show 2019 will take place in a different building other than the South Concourse, where DEMA Show has been for the past several Orlando visits. 

Click the link below to view an enlarged map of the Convention Center and to locate the West Concourse.
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2019 Q2 Certification Census Now Available
DEMA's Certification Census includes data on U.S.-based Open Water Certifications. Access the updated data today!
Registration for DEMA Show 2019 is now open! Visit the site today to register, get updated Show information, book your stay in the official hotel block, learn about exhibitors and Show features, and more!  
Free Advertising & Marketing Support
DEMA's Go Dive Now Advertising Campaign and Marketing Toolkit makes it easy and inexpensive for you to reach and acquire new customers. Log in to access your resources!
Go Dive Now Pool Tour
The Go Dive Now Pool has been traveling all over the United States introducing scuba diving to event attendees. Check out photos from the Tour!
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