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Hurricane Irma Won’t Stop DEMA Show 2017 From Happening

If you’re planning on attending this year’s DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida this coming November (or following’s coverage of it), not to worry, Hurricane Irma won’t stop the dive industry’s largest trade show from taking place.

DEMA Show 2017 will be open for business as planned on Wednesday November 1, and organizers have no plans to cancel or postpone it as the result of the hurricane.

DEMA President and CEO Tom Ingram says:

“Our priority, as always, is to ensure the safety of our attendees, exhibitors and partners and to provide the best safeguards for your business.”

Ingram said DEMA’s Board “has approved Disaster Assistance Funds for exhibitors and buyers located in the impact areas to make it easier for them to attend and exhibit at the show, allowing them to continue making their customers aware that their businesses remain in operation.”

Additionally, the Orange County Convention Center has posted a web page for updates from the convention center at

Ingram adds:

“We have everyone impacted by Irma and Harvey in our thoughts. Please consider donating to established charities that will be helping in the recovery efforts from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, local charities, and others.”

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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.