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Scuba DivingWho Should Be Recognized For A DEMA Reaching Out Award?

Who Should Be Recognized For A DEMA Reaching Out Award?


If you’re in the dive industry and you know someone who’s made a difference in the past year, DEMA wants to know about him or her.

DEMA is requesting nominations for the prestigious Reaching Out Award. Acknowledging a colleague’s influence on the dive industry is a major part of carrying their legacy into the future.

The Reaching Out Award has been presented since 1989 to those who have advanced the dive industry in unique ways, be it via equipment design, exploration, photography, publishing, retailing, science, training, travel or water safety.

Selected recipients will be inducted into the dive industry’s Hall of Fame during the annual DEMA Show each November. If you know someone worthy of such an award who’s been in the dive industry for at least 10 years, fill out the 2018 Reaching Out Award Nomination Form or contact DEMA at +1-858-616-6408 or send an email to

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.