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 honor the extraordinary careers of this year’s Reaching Out Award recipients, Al Hornsby and Doug McNeese. This year’s roaring 20’s-themed DEMA Awards Party will take place on November 3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel Executive Ballroom in Orlando, FL.  Attendees are encouraged to join in the festivities by dressing in their best 1920’s inspired attire! Mark your calendar for this evening of entertainment and celebration!

First presented in 1989, the Reaching Out Award honors leaders in the diving community whose significant contributions to the sport have elevated the industry on all levels. Areas of contribution have included equipment design, exploration, photography, publishing, retailing, science, training, travel and water safety. This year’s recipients will be joining an extraordinary list of distinguished past Honorees.

Complete event details are available on the DEMA Show website and tickets can be purchased when you register. Large groups can reserve VIP tables of 10 by contacting Colleen Vasquez at or (858) 616-6408 x1006.  Unique sponsorship opportunities are also available.

DEMA, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, is an international organization with more than 1,300 business members.  The mission of this non-profit, global organization is to bring businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide.  DEMA owns and produces DEMA Show, an annual trade-only event for businesses in the scuba diving, action watersports and adventure/dive-travel industries.  DEMA Show 2017 will take place November 1-4 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. For more information on DEMA and affiliated programs contact (800) 862-DIVE (3483) or (858) 616-6408 or visit  Stay updated by following “DEMAOrg” on Facebook and Twitter.

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The annual DEMA Show, the largest trade-only event in the world for companies doing business in the scuba diving, ocean water sports and adventure/dive travel industries, attracts hundreds of Exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world. In addition to providing an arena in which to conduct business and network, DEMA Show offers participants the most extensive education curriculum in the industry including DEMA-Sponsored Seminars and Exhibitor-Sponsored Seminars from participating manufacturers, travel destinations and dive certification organizations. DEMA Show is produced by DEMA, The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association. DEMA Show 2018 will take place November 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information visit, the official DEMA Show Facebook page, and follow DEMA Show on Twitter.

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