Dive Industry News #10



Rolex-100Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society Announces New 2012 North American Rolex Scholar:  Robin Parish, Vice President of North American Operations, announced that Megan Cook, 24, from Kailua, HI has been selected as the 2012 North American Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society.  Read more






DT100-100Jolly Roger Publishing, LLC Announces the Launch of DT100 Connect:  All Divers & Dive Operations can search, post and connect with the HOT DEALS & offers that appear on DT100 Connect.  Post last minute trip spots, open rooms or special offers today and combine your DT100 Connect Classified with the power of Social Media.  Dive Industry Association Members are encouraged to utilize the FREE Trial Classifieds to promote their organizations.  Learn more: http://www.divingtop100.com/dt100-connect/


SB-100Advertise in Southern Boating Annual Swimsuit Issue:  Time is running out for you to advertise in Southern Boating Annual 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue.  Exclusive “opposite” pages still available.  Contact Vince Scutellaro to discuss smart marketing opportunities.  Phone: 954-816-0565.  email: vincent@southernboating.com   Deadline is March 9, 2012.  Read more



Industry People


MeganCook-100Megan Cook Selected as 2012 North American Rolex Scholar:  Life will change on April 20, 2012 for Megan Cook, when she accepts the honor of being the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society 2012 North American Rolex Scholar.  Megan Cook, 24, was raised in Boise, Idaho more than 500 miles from the nearest ocean. Growing up in an athletic, water-loving family, Read Megan’s BIO…


Shows & Events

TAS100Travel & Adventure Show in Washington D.C. The Travel & Adventure Show – Washington D.C. will take place on March 17-18, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center. Featured Presenters include Samantha Brown (Travel Channel Host), Oatricia Schultz, Pauline Frommer, Read more



BTS-100Beneath The Sea – March 23-25, 2012:  Beneath The Sea will hold its 36th Annual Undersea Dive & Travel Exposition in 17 days.  The Exhibit Hall is Sold Out with over 284 Exhibitors occupying 379 Booths, an increase from last year.  Friday afternoon is “Trade Only”.  So many Seminars and Workshops are planned for the weekend, you’ll have to visit their web site.  Contact Armand Zigahn: email: info@beneaththesea.org  Web:  www.beneaththesea.org



DTE-100Dive & Travel Expo Only 45 Days Away:  The 5th Annual Dive & Travel Expo is scheduled for April 20-22, 2012 in Tacoma, Washington.  The host Hotel is the Hotel Morano.  Last year, 203 companies exhibited at the 4-year-old show.  That number will most likely be broken this year.  Dive News Network and Dive Industry Association will co-Host a 100-200 person Luncheon / Success Seminar, entitled “A Shared Vision.”  For more info:   www.divenewsnetwork.com



UDC-PB-100Ultimate Diver Challenge Fundraising with Kickstart: Ultimate Diver Challenge is using Kickstart as their fund raising platform.  Make a pledge today.  Pledges will be billed on May 1, 2012 only if the organization reaches their goal of $50,000.  The Diving Community needs to make this happen for the TV Series to go into production on Season Two!    Read more

Dive Industry Association

Gene Muchanski is Executive Director of Dive Industry Association, Inc.. DIA is "Building a Better Industry, One Member at a time".