Thursday, June 13, 2024

DEMA Holds Member Update and Annual Meeting


The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association will hold its annual member update and meeting this morning at DEMA Show 2021 in Las Vegas.

DEMA’s President and CEO Tom IngramDEMA members, DEMA’s Board of Directors and DEMA Committee Members will discuss the state of the dive industry as it emerges from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

During the meeting, DEMA will also recognize the recipients of the 2021 Diving Community Champion Awards.

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.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.