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Sea of Change Foundation Fundraiser and Gala at DEMA Show 2017

In an on-going effort to support marine conservation and education, leaders of the scuba diving community have united in support of the Sea of Change Foundation at this year’s DEMA (Dive Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) in Orlando, Florida.

The Sea of Change Foundation, along with our generous sponsors – Aggressor Fleet, SSI, Platinum Pro Foundation, Mares, and Witherspoon & Associates Inc. – is hosting the Coral Reefs Forever Gala beginning at 6:30 p.m., November 2nd, 2017 in Ballroom S320E in the Orange County Convention Center.

This “ocean casual” gala event will include complimentary beer and wine, delicious food, a live DJ, dancing, and both a silent and called auction. Outstanding achievements in diving will be recognized with Platinum Pro Awards, and Guy Harvey will join us to be recognized as the Sea of Change Foundation’s 2017 Lifetime Explorer.

We invite our friends and colleagues from the dive community, who will be attending DEMA, to join us for what promises to be great evening for a great cause – our oceans!

All funds raised will go directly to support the Sea of Change Foundation’s 2018 marine conservation projects and graduate scholarships. “With the Sea of Change Foundation, 100% of donations go directly to conservation initiatives around the world to ensure future generations of divers can also experience the sea and its wonders,” says founder Wayne Brown, CEO of Aggressor Fleet and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. In 2018, the Coral Reefs Forever Fund will again provide financial and logistic support for projects that create direct and measurable positive change for our oceans; and our Scholarship Fund will support graduate students’ research that innovates for ocean conservation applications.

About the Sea of Change Foundation: The Sea of Change Foundation funds marine conservation and research initiatives that directly impact the oceans we all love to dive and explore. Our mission is to create positive change for the oceans. Learn more about the Sea of Change Foundation and how you can help us make a positive change for our oceans, here:, or email us at: