Dive Industry News #22


DIALogo-100Dive Industry Association, Inc. Moves Into New Office This Week:  The Dive Industry Association, Inc. will be moving into their new corporate office on May 31, 2012.  For more information contact Gene Muchanski, Executive Director, Dive Industry Association, Inc., 2294 Botanica Circle, West Melbourne, FL 32904.  Phone: 832-247-5315.  email: gene@diveindustry.net  Web: www.diveindustry.net



Diveheart100Diveheart to Conduct Adaptive Training In Florida:  Jim Elliott will be in Boynton Beach, Florida on June 4-10, 2012 to conduct Diveheart Training to Teach or Assist Divers With Disabilities.  The location is the Holiday Inn Express and is sponsored by Boynton Beach Dive Center and Dive Boat Dolphin Sun, Boynton Beach, Florida.   Do you want to train to teach or serve as a certified dive buddy to divers with disabilities?  Here’s your opportunity.  Read more



Diveheart100Diveheart to be Featured on CNN:  Diveheart is in the News again and this time CNN Headline News is broadcasting a heart piece about Diveheart.  Check out HLN (CNN Headline News) on Thursday, May 31 6:00 am – 7:00 am (EST); Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (EST), and Sunday June 3, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (EST).  For more information, contact Jim Elliott.  email: jim.elliott@diveheart.org  Web: www.diveheart.org



Chammyz Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal With Body Glove:  Chammyz has signed an exclusive deal with watersports industry giant, Body Glove.  By signing this deal with Body Glove, Chammyz will be able to cover a wider range of water sports, i.e. Surfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), Water Ski, Wakeboarding, and of course, Dive.  See their redesigned web site at www.chammyz.com


DIALogo-100Dive Industry Association Assisting In The Sale of Two Manufacturing Companies:  DIA is helping two manufacturing businesses find buyers for their companies.  If your company is looking to acquire businesses in the dive and watersports industries, send your requirements and contact information to Gene Muchanski at gene@diveindustry.net


Service Providers

LivePlan-100LivePlan FREE Offer Still Available:  Palo Alto Software is still offering a 90-Day FREE Trial to LivePlan, the Business Plan Software you can access in the cloud.  Contact Gene Muchanski for your FREE Trial Promo Code, at gene@diveindustry.net  Read more


Shows & Events

UDC-PB-100Ultimate Diver Challenge Meeting In Palm Beach County: Pam Bertrand is in Palm Beach County, Florida this week to meet with potential sponsors of the 2012 Ultimate Diver Challenge.  UDC is interested in meeting with Retail Dive Centers, Dive Boat Operators and Tourist Information Boards.  Contact Pam Bertrand at 816-765-7282.  For more information, see their web site at www.ultimatediverchallenge.com



Surf ExpoSURF EXPO Gearing Up For September Dive Pavilion:  Surf Expo is the largest watersports trade show of its kind.  The venue is designed to give Watersports Retailers a fun venue to purchase merchandise twice a year, in January and September.  Over 7,000 qualified Retail Buyers attend to purchase hard goods, software goods and services.  Surf Expo is the premier place to buy beach fashion and apparel.  The show is a three day, trade-only venue with limited seminars.  Qualified Buyers are admitted FREE.  Surf Expo now has a DIVE Pavilion at the September Show; Good timing since September is the beginning of the new season in Dive.  Get a competitive edge on your competition.  Exhibit at Surf Expo.  www.SurfExpo.com



BuddyDive-100Marcel Westerhoff Leaves Buddy Dive:  After almost four years of seeing his smiling face at all the consumer dive shows, Marcel Westerhoff, Marketing & Sales Manager at Buddy Dive Bonaire is saying goodbye. For the time being he is staying on Bonaire while he contemplates his future.  Helen Davis will take over all marketing, sales and reservations related responsibilities as the new Marketing & Sales Manager.  She will be assisted by March Storm, the new Marketing Coordinator.  Feel free to give them a warm welcome at marketing@sapiasbv.com   For more information on Sapias Holding B.V. (Buddy Dive Bonaire & Galapagos, Belmar Oceanfront Apartments Bonaire, Caribbean Club Bonaire, and M.C. Seaman II Galapagos) to to www.buddydive.com and www.sapiasbv.com


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Dive Industry Association

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