DEMA, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, has launchedto help help the victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.
This DEMA-sponsored website will enable members of the diving community to donate items to be auctioned to the general public, with 100% of the winning bid of each auction item sold through the site from November 14, 2005 to December 16, 2005, to be donated to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and Hurricane Wilma relief efforts.
DEMA anticipates items such as non-life support dive gear, electronics, eyewear, t-shirts, trips to exotic destinations and marine-inspired artwork to be donated and made available for purchase on the site.
To donate to the auction, go to, click on DONATE NOW! and complete the Online Auction Donor Agreement for approval by DEMA. To bid, simply complete the bidder registration process at and submit your bid on a selected item — please note bidding will not begin until November 14, 2005.