Dive Pros Invited to Explore Miami's Great Diving with Special Low Priced Dive Offers

DEMA Show 2003 in Miami is the place to be this October 8-11 if you want to improve your business, check out the newest equipment and meet buyers and decision makers. However after you’ve explored the Show floor and attended the seminars and meetings make time to get wet and dive in Miami. Miami’s "Underwater Theme Park" as it is called by some, is the top wreck diving destination in the U.S. and home to one of the largest artificial-reef programs. The Greater Miami Area and its many Beaches offer 50 dive sites most of which are located in less than 130 feet of water and more than 30 ships, tanks and other structures that have been sunk over the past twenty years and seven designated natural reef dive sites.

Local retail dive operators, all of whom are members of either the Dive Miami Alliance (DMA) or Miami Alliance of Dive Operators (MADO), will be offering special dive deals to qualified DEMA Show 2003 participants. For all offers space is limited and subject to reservations and availability.

Members of the Dive Miami Alliance, Inc. (DMA) will be offering specially priced dive FAM’s to qualified dive store/club principals and DEMA Show participants. FAM’s, a dive familiarization trip, will take place October 6-12, 2003 with four one-tank dives scheduled on October 6, 7 and 12, and two one-tank dives scheduled for October 8 – 11. The cost is $25 per dive with tank and $35 per dive with equipment, plus a complimentary "Dive Miami Book" (while supplies last). Additional details on the FAM’s can be found at www.divemiami.com by clicking on the "Get Wreck’d at DEMA FAM" logo. All FAM Trips should be booked directly with the dive operators.

The following members of the Miami Alliance of Dive Operators (MADO), www.miamidiveoperators.org, will be offering dive specials to Show participants. All dives should be booked directly with the dive operator.

Tarpoon Lagoon & Dive Center (www.tarpoondivecenter.com) will offer a special price on their dive trip to the ‘Wreck Trek’ in Miami Beach. The cost for the dive is $45, a 50% discount. To reserve a spot call 305-532-1445.

Treasure Divers ( www.treasuredivers.net) will be offering 15% discounts on dive trips to the Spiegel Grove wreck and the other wrecks and reefs in Key Largo as well as rental dive equipment. To reserve a spot call 1-877-251-2710 or 305-251-2710.

Ocean Safari Diving Adventures (305-548-5043, www.oceansafari.com), South Beach Divers (1-888-531-3483, www.southbeachdivers.com) and Divers Paradise (305-362-DIVE, www.keydivers.com) will each be offering 2 For 1 dive trips. Additionally Divers Paradise is offering 20% off rental equipment.

H20 Scuba (1-888-389-3483, www.h2oscuba.com) is offering a 10% discount for the month of October to DEMA members.

Continuing to be the largest trade event in the world for companies doing business in the scuba diving, water sports and adventure travel industries, DEMA Show 2003 will take place October 8-11, 2003 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.

According to show management, National Trade Productions (NTP), more than 800 different companies are expected to exhibit and more than 14,000 people are expected to attend. Open to qualified industry professionals only, DEMA Show 2003 is a trade event presented by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the recreational scuba diving and snorkeling industry.

With more than 1,200 members, this non-profit, global organization promotes scuba diving through many initiatives including consumer awareness programs, media campaigns and sponsorship of the DEMA Show. For more information on DEMA call 858-616-6408 or visit www.dema.org.

For more information about the DEMA Show 2003 visit www.demashow.com. A great resource for exhibitors, attendees or anyone seeking information on the Show, the site offers downloadable floor plans, exhibit space contracts, information on show management, DEMA sponsored sessions, and the housing forms. In the near future the following information will be added to the site: exhibitor seminar and press conference schedules, and a press room for media interested in obtaining information on the Show.

Companies that would like to exhibit at the Show should contact Christine von Steiger at 1-800-687-7469 x 207 or [email protected].

Media Contact: Lisa Blau/Candice Kimmel Adams Unlimited 212-956-5900 [email protected]

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