Scott Jones – National Scuba Diving Examiner – Water Sports

Underwater Models gather for “Be A Better Mermaid” week in the Bahamas

Organized by DEMA (the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association), DEMA is targeted toward the… Scuba divers capture more than 700 lionfish in recent event in Florida Keys September 24, 2013 Under sunny Florida skies, 27 teams of lionfish hunters took part in the Fourth Annual Key Largo Lionfish Derby on Saturday, September 14 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.Nearly 100 divers brought in 707 lionfish during the sunrise… Divers Alert Network seeks nominations for DAN Member’s Choice Awards August 26, 2013 Divers Alert Network (DAN) is looking for a few good dive professionals and you can help! As part of the non-profit diving safety organizations Members Choice Awards, you are being asked to nominate worthy… Underwater Models gather for Be A Better Mermaid week in the Bahamas (Photos) July 18, 2013 Its a growing trend in the underwater photography community bringing fantasy to life by capturing shots of mermaids. Last weekend in the Bahamas, some of the best underwater models teamed up with two of the… Safety stressed for scuba divers during upcoming Florida Mini-Lobster Season July 9, 2013 As the 2-day Florida lobster mini-season approaches July 24-25, the non-profit Diving Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA) has released two safety items to help make it safer for scuba divers during this annual event.DEMA, together with… Scuba equipment company takes on rising baggage fees July 2, 2013 Excess baggage fees for domestic US carriers exceeded 3.5 BILLION dollars in 2012. Many scuba divers know the pain they experience at the airport having to pay extra fees for overweight or large bags.This week, the AERIS company… Scuba Diving group releases safety video for dealing with hazardous lionfish June 20, 2013 The non-profit Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) has released a 30-second PSA aimed at providing effective basic first aid instructions for Lionfish. The release comes in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopting… Abyss Dive Center in Marathon, Florida named Blue Star operation June 18, 2013 Abyss Dive Center of Marathon, Fla. as the newest participant in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuarys Blue Star education and conservation program. Abyss Dive Center is the 15th charter recognized by the program and the second business… Scuba group sponsors Mother’s Day SCUBA Photo Contest May 11, 2013 NASE Worldwide, a scuba diving certification organization, has announced a May Scuba Moms Photo Contest. The Mother’s Day-themed promotion is designed to encourage kids to take photos of their scuba-diving mothers UNDERWATER.According to NASE Officials… Scuba diving industry pushes for safety through proper use of dive flags April 9, 2013 As the 2013 boating season approaches, the scuba diving industry’s trade association, DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association) has created a new Dive Flag Awareness poster and is distributing a 30-second Public Service Announcement in an effort…


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