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Dive Industry News #8

Rolex-100Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society Annual Weekend:   The Board of Directors and the Officers of the OWUSS have announced the schedule for the Annual Weekend.  The by-invitation-only Gala will be held on April 20-21, 2012 in New York City.  The two days of meetings and activities will take place at the Terrace Club, Neuberger Berman, the New York Yacht Club and Connolly’s.  The Rolex Awards dinner will be held at the New York Yacht Club.  Contact George Wozencraft at president@owuscholarship.org

Web: www.owuscholarship.org



DIRcover-100DIA 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


Shows & Events

BTS-100Beneath The Sea – March 2012:  Beneath The Sea will hold its 36th annual Undersea Dive & Travel Exposition in 31 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.  Friday afternoon is “Trade Only”.  This is something the industry has been asking for.  Contact Armand Zigahn at info@beneaththesea.org  Web:  www.beneaththesea.org


Dive &

Travel DTE-100Expo Only 59 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.  Dive News Network and Dive Industry Association will co-Host a 100-200 person Luncheon / Success Seminar, entitled “A Shared Vision”  www.diveandtravelexpo.com


aggressorAggressor-Dancer Fleet Partners with Aqua Lung for Demo Week:  Join Don Rockwell, CEO of Aqua Lung and Eric Thorstension, Director of Engineering aboard the Wind Dancer, May 26 – June 5, 2012 for an exciting trip to Cocos Island aboard Dancer Fleet’s luxury liveaboard.  Experience World Class Liveaboard diving with Industry Pros during this special Demo Week.  Read more…



Divi diviFlamingo Bonaire Celebrates 60 Years:  The building that Divi Flamingo occupies was the first hotel built in Bonaire back in 1952, so they are celebrating 60 years of hospitality in Bonaire this year.  Every month, Divi Flamingo will be offering “specials” and having a party atmosphere at the resort, giving away wine, hats, t-shirts, etc.  Read more… 




owuOur World-Underwater 42 – A Success !  The 42nd Annual Dive Expo was held this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  February 17-20, 2012 will be a weekend to remember. The numbers aren’t in yet, but according to Patrick Hammer, OWU Show Director, “It was a very successful show and the Best Show we’ve had in 42 years.”  Patrick mentioned that they ran out of the $80 Weekend Passes on Friday and both the Friday and Saturday Film Festivals were full.  Our World Underwater 43 is scheduled for February 15-17, 2013.  Contact Jim Gentile.  email: jim.gentile@ourworldunderwater.com   Web: www.ourworldunderwater.com



owuOur World-Underwater – Business Seminar SOLD OUT:  Six Panel Speakers presented “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 included Patrick Hammer, Gene Muchanski, Rick Stratton, Gary Mace, James Sinkway and Michael Amico.  The room was full and all the comments received so far have been positive.  Thanks to Our World Underwater and Dive Industry Association for co-sponsoring the event.  Thanks to the Speakers and Attendees for making this program successful and worthwhile.  Thanks to Scubaocity for providing and managing the Reservation System.




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