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Dive Industry News #7



Diveheart Logo Voted Most Likely To Remind Us of the True Meaning of Valentine’s Day:   Today is Valentine’s Day and it’s a special day to show signs of affection to the ones we love, and not just our friends, family and loved ones.  It’s a time to be thankful for the love we get and for the love we are able to give to all the people that are lifted up by our generosity and appreciate our attention.  Jim Elliott – Happy Valentine’s Day to youfor the love you give so unselfishly, to so many people, all year long.



DIA Trade Directory is Published:  The Dive Industry Association has published its Digital Trade Publication & Directory.  The 2012 edition is completely digital, user interactive and resides on its own web site.  Available advertising space is represented by black spaces in the Directory.  Ads will run for a full 12 months.  Members are asked to make sure their contact information is correct.  Contact Gene Muchanski with any changes.  New Members will be added to an addendum page until the next edit.  email:  gene@diveindustry.net  Web: www.DiveIndustryDirectory.com






Innovative Scuba Concepts Changes Territories:  Innovative Scuba Concepts, Colorado Springs, CO makes Territory changes to better serve their Dealer base.  Read more…



David Pollock Joins Innovative Scuba Concepts:  Long time industry professional Dave Pollock joins Innovative Scuba Concepts as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Dave has worked as a consultant for the past 16 years under a company he founded, Rip Tide.  As an Industry Expert, Dave consulted for many companies including AUP, Bare, Quicksilver, Read more



ScubaDoRag – New Products & New Sizes:  Suuz Martines announced that she has Newness at ScubaDoRag and needs your help.  The brand is trying out new sizes in new products.  They have Super Sleeves, Super Legs, and FashGuard Shoodn’ts (their cool rendition of rash guards which they renamed, ’cause who wants to talk about a rash?)  Where are the sales? Read more…
Happy Valentine’s Day !!!


Service Providers
 Scubaocity Provides Reservation Software:  Dive Industry Association is co-sponsoring a Panel Discussion & Seminar at Our World Underwater this Saturday.  The seating is limited to 50 attendees which made an RSVP required.  Gary Mace stepped up to the plate and installed Scubaocity’s Reservation System.  The Seminar press release was sent an hour ago and RSVP’s with full contact information are streaming in.  We will follow-up on Scubaocity after OWU.  Contact Gary Mace.  email: info@scubaocity.com  Web: www.scubaocity.com


Shows & Events


Our World-Underwater – This Weekend !  The 42nd Annual Dive Expo will be held this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  February 17-20, 2012 will be a weekend to remember with Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitors, Film Festivals, a Silent Aution, Underwater Photo Contest, Underwater Art Exhibition and a special Children’s Activety Area.  Contact Jim Gentile.  email: jim.gentile@ourworldunderwater.com   Web: www.ourworldunderwater.com



Our World-Underwater – FREE Business Seminar & Panel Discussion:  Six Panel Speakers to present “Getting And Keeping More Customers” at Our World-Underwater, Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Hyatt O’Hare (Host Hotel) from 8:00 am – 10:00 am in the John Wayne Room. Speakers include Patrick Hammer, Gene Muchanski, Rick Stratton, Gary Mace, James Sinkway and Michael Amico. All Entrepreneurs, Exhibitors & Marketing Staff are encouraged to attend. Seating limited to 50. RSVP Required. Reservation System managed by Scubaocity.  REGISTER HERE



Beneath The Sea Shaping Up:  Beneath The Sea will hold its 36th annual Undersea Dive & Travel Exposition in 38 days.  Over 245 Exhibitors will occupy 331 booths on the Exhibit Floor.  There are still a few booths left but they won’t last long.  BTS is historically sold out every year and their attendance is always the best in the industry.  This year, BTS is setting aside Friday afternoon as “Trade Only”Day.  This is something the industry has been asking for, for a long time.  Contact Armand Zigahn at info@beneaththesea.org  Web:  www.beneaththesea.org



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