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DEMA Show 2021 is now open

While the show is significantly smaller in scale this year due the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, there were new equipment launches happening such as the new Avelo System (diveavelo.com) this week at the Image Resource Center (Booth #2327) and Room S227 as well as a full schedule of seminars taking place in various meeting spots on the floor in adjoining rooms.

DAN at DEMA Show 2021

DURHAM, NC – October 26, 2021 – For more than 40 years DAN has played a crucial role in the dive industry, championing diver safety, risk management, and emergency preparedness.

After last year’s virtual DEMA Show, we at DAN are looking forward to meeting with dive professionals from around the world in person once again.

• Stop by Booth 947 to find out how DAN can help your dive business in the year ahead. Learn about the many programs DAN offers dive professionals by setting up an appointment for a one-on-one meeting.

Explorer Ventures Introduces DEMA Show Group Specials

Just in time are our fantastic 2021 DEMA Group Specials! Everybody loves a deal - no question – so, we're offering a healthy discount for five destinations. Yes, it can be combined with our already generous group travel terms - even an extra comp space with a full charter in most cases! Make travel planning easy on yourself with the friendliest fleet around:

DEMA Show 2021 Update

With the Show two months away, we are thrilled to finally reunite the industry after two years of being apart. Despite any rumors you may have heard, DEMA has no plans to cancel DEMA Show 2021. 

We understand the pandemic is an ongoing concern and we are committed to providing a safe and productive Show experience for all members, exhibitors, and attendees. DEMA will continue to watch and implement the health and safety requirements put forth by the state of Nevada, Clark County, and the Las Vegas Convention Authority.  

Dan Orr has been re-elected to the DEMA Board. He is pictured here with fellow industry consultant Betty Orr.

DEMA announces the 2021 Board of Directors

The following individuals will serve three terms.

A1: Manufacturing

Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove (elected 2021)

A2: Diver Certification and Training Agencies

Tom Leaird, SEI Scuba
Jeff Mondle, PADI Americas (elected 2021)

A3: Dive Publishing, Media, Consulting and Non-Retail Service Providers

William Cline, Cline Group Advertising
Dan Orr, Dan Orr Consulting (elected 2021)

A4: Retailers

The 2020 edition of DEMA Show turned out to be a sinker

DEMA Show 2020 … what a bellyflop!

This review comes on the coat tails of the other virtual dive show, Scuba.Digital, which we attended a few weeks prior and the conclusions are just about the same; The conference component in which attendees can listen into a range of webinar-style presentations worked reasonably well.

The rest of it, however, such as networking activities which is an essential part and, to entities like ourselves, the most important aspect of taking part in dive shows, absolutely did not.