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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.