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One of our co-founders, Laurie Wilson will be at DEMA 2017 (Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association} held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, starting November 2 thru November 4.Laurie will be walking the convention floor getting the scoop on all of the latest issues and actions of our Ocean Change-making Community. It’s not all work! Laurie will be attending and reporting on the following events:


57th NOGI Awards

nogi awards 57th 2017 DEMAOn November 2, 2017 the NOGI’s will be presented by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Science. 2007 celebrates the 57th NOGI Awards Ceremony held at a black-tie Gala at 6pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Blue Ocean Summit alumnus Jill Heinerth will be receiving an award this year.  The NOGI’s are considered the “Oscars of the Ocean” and this event is the premier opportunity for the underwater community to honor the contributions made by extraordinary people in all areas of underwater endeavors.


dema 2017_reaching_out_award-3.jpgAnnual Reaching Out Awards!

The 29th annual presentation of the Reaching Out Awards. This year these prestigious  awards will be presented to Blue Ocean Summit alumnus Doug McNeese of SSI and Al Hornsby of PADI. They will be inducted into the DEMA Hall of Fame at a party on November 3, 2017.


Wave Makers Inaugural Event!

Meet the four outstanding, finalists chosen in the Inaugural Wave Makers Awards. The finalists and winner will be honored during the DEMA Awards Party on Friday, November 3, 2017 held in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel Executive Ballroom.


WDHOF Logo-women divers hall of fame, association, logo dema 20172018 Women Divers Hall of Fame Inductees

Although the 2018 Women Divers Hall of Fame nominees will not be inducted until Beneath the Sea in New Jersey in March 2018, the DEMA show is an opportunity for attendees to meet many of these amazing women. Drop by the Women Divers Hall of Fame booth #852 or meet them at the WDHOF signature event,  Tropical Dreams and Paradise Sunsets on Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 (7:30-10:30 pm)  at the Rosen Hotel.

After DEMA look for Laurie to bring the show’s highlights to you in our Blue Ocean Update!


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