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Network Creates New Ocean Portal for Ocean Changemakers; Launch at DEMA Show 201

(Blue Ocean Network - October 21, 2016) -- Manhattan Beach, CA– Blue Ocean Network (BON) continues to connect people at a deeper level, turning ocean lovers into ocean leaders through its newly redesigned online community portal.  BON's re-branded and expanded website will be launched on November 16, 2016 to coincide with the annual Dive Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Trade Show to be held in Las Vegas, November 16-19, 2016.

Change as a Lifestyle

WDHOF Rounding Up Support for its Scholarships in Wild West

(Blue Ocean - October 7, 2016) -- The Women Divers Hall of Fame has announced the theme of its annual signature event that supports its scholarships in ocean conservation and careers underwater. This year the popular industry event - to be held on Wednesday November 16 from 7:30-10:30pm in conjunction with DEMA Show 2016 - will feature a new Wild Wild West theme. Partyers are once again encouraged to dress up - this time as cowboys and gals, prospectors, outlaws and dance hall girls. 

Toxic Algae from Mining, Agriculture Run-off impacting economy

(Blue Ocean - July 27, 2016) -- An unpredented bloom of toxic cyanobacteria is washing onto beaches in Florida, keeping beach goers at home and raising concerns about possible impacts on public health and the local tourism economy.

Florida’s Lake Okeechobee is the source of the bacterial bloom, where a massive outbreak of microcystis has migrated down the St. Lucie river to the Atlantic Ocean.

Registration now open for 40th annual Underwater Trade Show.

(Blue Ocean - June 13, 2016) -- The 40th annual edition of the trade show for the scuba diving recreation and tourism industries, DEMA Show 2016 has opened its online attendee registration system to qualified Industry professionals.  Thousands of attendees from all over the world will come together for the Dive Industry’s only trade-only event, taking place November 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. 

DEMA Show 2016 is designed for industry professionals.

(Blue Ocean - October 3, 2016) -- DEMA Show 2016 is right around the corner on Nov 16-19, 2016. This year's international trade-exclusive dive industry event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Industry attendees can boost their underwater knowledge, business and careers with:

Traveling Pool Tour Connects People to the Underwater Experience.

(Blue Ocean Network - April 28, 2016) -- Jacques Cousteau most famously said, "People protect what they love."  With our ocean needing our protection, how can we get people to love it when they have no experience below the waves? One of the initiatives of the Diving Equipment Manufacturing Association (DEMA), the "Be A Diver Pool Tour", serves to connect people to water by giving them opportunities to try scuba diving at local events.

DEMA Show returns to New Orleans in 2020

(Blue Ocean Network - December 9, 2015) -- The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) recently announced that it has successfully secured a DEMA Show destination that exhibitors and attendees have been requesting for years. The Show will be staged in popular New Orleans from November 4-7, 2020. The DEMA Show has not been in the "Big Easy" since 2001.

(Blue Ocean Network - Friday July 15, 2016) -- In a new industry update, the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) has asked for industry help to address the need for a proper environmental impact study for Florida's Port Everglades expansion in Fort Lauderdale. The Army Corps is pursuing plans to deepen, lengthen and widen the port's entrance channel to accommodate larger cruise and cargo ships, but is submitting its plans based on an old environmental impact study.

Seahorses take centre stage at ADEX 2016

(Blue Ocean Network - May 15, 2016) -- Singapore -- More than 57,000 ocean enthusiasts crammed the exhibit aisles at Suntec Singapore April 15–17, for ADEX 2016.  Attendance has more than doubled in 5 years time at the Asia Dive Expo; In this past year (2015 to 2016), attendance increased 41% pointing to a growing youth-driven Asian market that is focused on all things ocean.

n Honor of the Captain's Birthday, It's Time To Bring On Your Inner Cousteau

(Blue Ocean - June 11, 2016) -- Today is the 106th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born June 11, 1910, Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997.

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