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August 15, 2017

NAUI Promotes its Presence at DEMA, Launches Show Program

Tampa, Fla. (August 15, 2017) – The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is pleased to announce the release of its DEMA Show 2017 program guide. The program broadcasts NAUI’s full suite of events and exhibitor-sponsored seminars and workshops, which are now available to both members and non-members of NAUI and the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA).

“This year, we have nearly 40 presentations, workshops and events available for our members, designed to enhance their training and business capabilities and express our gratitude for their service and support,” said Dallas Edmiston, NAUI’s Executive Director.

DEMA Show, Nov. 1 - 4, in Orlando, Florida, will be the largest gathering of diving, action water sports and adventure travel professionals this year. To cater to this specific audience, NAUI is sponsoring the following specialty workshops and seminars: Essentials for NAUI Leadership Development workshops, a First Aid Instructor update; Teaching NAUI RGBM; and Knot Tying and Rigging for Divers. In addition, several free NAUI-sponsored seminars are scheduled throughout the show.

For continuous updates and to register to attend a workshop, both members and non-members can visit the NAUI Events Page at

“This year's show will provide exceptional educational programming and events for industry professionals,” said Derik Crotts, NAUI’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Operations. “Our presentations are geared to help dive professionals succeed in their  businesses and careers. Dive professionals and company representatives should stop by the NAUI booth to learn more about our training products and how they can become affiliated with NAUI and enjoy the benefits of NAUI membership.”

In addition to this exciting lineup of seminars and workshops, NAUI will host several events, including its Annual General Membership meeting, NAUI Awards Ceremony, Member Update, and Member Reception.

The Member Reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Orlando Eye. The 400-foot tall observation wheel provides views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and therefore is expected to provide the best possible member experience for 2017. “Riding the wave of forward progress from 2016 and the first three quarters of 2017, NAUI is again experiencing its largest growth in more than a decade. The Member Reception is a way to congratulate and recognize the efforts of our dedicated members and hardworking staff,” said Edmiston.

NAUI’s complete digital show program guide is available at

Attendees can visit the NAUI Events Page at to find out more and access the workshop registration form at

Visit NAUI at Booth 1522 to learn about new products and promotional items that accompany NAUI’s marketing and training initiatives for 2018.

To learn how you can define your business with NAUI at DEMA Show 2017, visit or call +1 813-628-6284.


About NAUI Worldwide

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is the scuba industry's largest not-for-profit agency whose purpose is to encourage people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world's underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: The Definition of Diving!

About DEMA Show 2017

DEMA Show 2017 is the world’s only trade-only event open exclusively to industry professionals and is produced by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), and managed on its behalf by National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP).  DEMA is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the recreational scuba diving and snorkeling industry.  With more than 1,400 members, this non-profit, global organization promotes scuba diving through many initiatives including consumer awareness programs, media campaigns and sponsorship of DEMA Show.   For more information on DEMA call 1.858.616.6408 or visit