Wednesday, April 17, 2024

2021 Diving Community Champion Award Recipients Announced


The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association has announced the recipients of the 2021 Diving Community Champion Awards.

The awards recognize DEMA member companies who have used their position to have a positive impact on their communities. This had an even bigger importance during the COVID pandemic when many companies came together to work with their communities.

The awards will be given out at the DEMA Membership Meeting on November 17th, 2021.

The winners of the Platinum, Gold and Silver Diving Community Champion Awards are as follows:

  • Platinum Winner: FORCE BLUE- aims to help Special Operations veterans acclimatize and make the most of their skills in civilian life.
  • Gold Winner: Adaptive Diving Association- the only DEMA member which wholeheartedly dedicates its time to designing and making dive equipment for adaptive individuals.
  • Silver Winner: Ocean Reef Group respond to the COVID 19 pandemic the company transformed its line of Full Face Snorkelling Masks into PPE respirators and/or ventilated solutions for COVID-19 patients and health workers.

You can find out more information here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for