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5 May, 2020
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  • U.S. Treasury Makes Paycheck Protection Program Seasonal   |  READ
  • New Shareable Image Available: Social Distancing  | READ 
  • Now is a Great Time to Get Involved with DEMA's Mentorship Program  |  READ 
  • Provide Your Customers with an Underwater Experience from Home  |  READ
  • Member-to-Member Ideas During Tough Times | READ 
Working with a coalition of recreational business associations, DEMA has advocated for the U.S. Federal CARES Act and specifically the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to be structured so that U.S.-based seasonal dive businesses can be eligible for the loan forgiveness. 
On April 30, the U.S. Treasury Department issued its Interim Final Rule, which includes additional PPP criteria for U.S. seasonal businesses. Seasonal businesses, including U.S. dive businesses can now select any consecutive 12-week period from May 1, 2019 to September 15, 2019 to determine their maximum loan amount and loan forgiveness. The interim final rule can be found here

If you need help navigating the P
ayroll Protection Program or other CARES Act programs, view DEMA's webinars where you can gain insight about application requirements, eligibility, program terms and more. 
New social distancing shareable image
During this time, it is critical that you are continuously communicating about your operation, talking about diving, and generally keeping customers and local divers engaged. 

Share the latest COVID-19-related image with your followers to remind them of safe social practices in a fun, creative way.

DEMA has designed a handful of other images that have been specifically curated to help engage your social media communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click through to access and share this and other free images now!
Now is a Great Time to Get Involved with DEMA_s Mentorship Program
The DEMA   Mentorship Program epitomizes DEMA's mission; to bring businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide.  Now more than ever, dive industry professionals can benefit from shared experience and expertise! Support like-minded professionals as we navigate these challenging times and help our industry not just survive, but thrive... apply today!

Infinite Scuba, an online underwater video game, will provide DEMA affiliates with codes that you can then offer to your customers who aren't able to access dive sites and the underwater world during the pandemic. Request your codes today and start sharing!
We'd love to be able to share your positive advice, best practices, and experiences with other Members of the industry to help us get through this together. Share with us what you are doing to help your business succeed during this crisis so we can share with others.
COVID-19 Resources
To help with the challenges businesses are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DEMA has compiled a collection of resources available to the entire industry. Click through to find information and resources that can help your business during these difficult times.  LEARN MORE
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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!  LEARN MORE
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