Sunday, September 24, 2023
Scuba DivingDEMA Study Into New Dive Professionals Released

DEMA Study Into New Dive Professionals Released


DEMA has released a report on attracting new dive professionals to the industry.

The research and resulting report were conducted by William Cline of the Cline Research Group. The main aim of the report was to gain an understanding about how to get new dive professionals involved with the industry, the annual DEMA Show, and DEMA as an association.

The research sampled 40 people via written questionnaire, and nine new professionals via face to face interviews. The report findings include:

  • New professionals like dats and describe themselves as “Data Hungry.”
  • There is a belief amongst new professionals that the industry will grow.
  • Younger new professionals wanted a new and improved education, especially focused on marketing.
  • Key motivators for new professionals attending the DEMA Show include gaining further education, viewing new products, and innovations in the industry.
  • New professionals want to learn from experienced pros and view their experience as an asset and learning resource.

You can download the full report 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