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DEMA 2016 by Jeff Goodman

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Having done a few Dive Shows at Birmingham and London, I was looking forward to seeing an American version. No doubt it was going to be bigger, and of course it was, probably by a factor of six – and with warm American hospitality, the entire experience was well worth the long flight(s) and long queues at US immigration and customs.

With 651 exhibitor stands and show areas and floor carpet good enough to be in the home, everyone we met at the show, without exception, were polite, helpful and made us feel welcome. All were keen and enthusiastic to talk about and show us their products.

We were there for four days to talk with and interview exhibitors from equipment manufacturers to dive destination companies and I must say that four days was not nearly enough to explore all that was on offer.

Global names like Scubapro, Mares, Suunto etc were there of course and all showing off fantastic arrays of diving gear. But in addition to these giants were many smaller companies with their own brands and new innovations ranging from ROV’s to environmentally safe sunscreen that doesn’t damage coral reefs. It was an exciting week where we met many familiar faces from the UK as well as making new friends from other parts of the world.

By the end of the fourth day we had completed fifty or so video interviews and I am now starting the process of editing and will be showing them all on Scubaverse over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Photo: Frogfish Photography

Jeff Goodman is the Conservation editor and also the Underwater Videography Editor for Scubaverse.com. Jeff is an award winning TV wildlife and underwater cameraman and film maker. With over 10,000 dives to his credit he has dived in many different environments around the world.

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the ES155 Mask from Dive Rite, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to Divers Ready! if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/c/diversready?sub_confirmation=1
  2. Enter the contest here: https://gleam.io/LOgJt/dive-rite-es155-mask-giveaway

A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Oh, and here’s the soft case I recommend. (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Purchases made through this link m ay earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

Mask case: https://amzn.to/35b6Avj

Good luck to everyone!

D.S.D.O

James


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5 Women Divers With YouTube Channels That Inspire Divers Ready (Watch Video)

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Another in the series of weekly videos from Divers Ready! This video was originally produced to coincide with PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019 but it’s worth celebrating everyday!

Ahead of PADI Women Dive Day 2019, it seemed appropriate to shine a light on the awesome content these 5 women divers are putting out.

We made this as a tribute video to 5 female rockstars of the diving world whose YouTube Channels have inspired Divers Ready in one way or another.

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