February 2012

DEMA's 2012 Board of Directors
DEMA, the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association, announced that its 2012 board consists of Stephen Asmore of Tabata USA (President), Bonnie Borkin Filippi of Bonnier (VP), Jeff Nadler of PADI (VP), Tim Webb of Caradonna (Treasurer), and Werner Kurn of Ocean Enterprises (Secretary). -- Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by chb

Scuba tank explosion in Houston
Alarming report from Houston where KVUE News reports that one or more scuba tanks exploded in a car fire [Read report] -- Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by chb

World War II ship to be artificial reef off Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Fort Myers Beach will soon have another attraction in a World War II ship that's planned to be sunk as an artificial reef in about 100 feet below the Gulf. The ship is the 165-foot USS Mohawk, and the Lee County Commissioners, which moved forward with a plan, think the USS Mohawk artificial reef could be in place as early as next summer. -- Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 by chb

New cave diving certification program debuts
The Our World Underwater scuba show is taking place February 17-19, 2012, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention center in Chicago. Among the many new products and programs to be available to diving enthusiasts is a new Cave Diving certification program being introduced by the National Association of Scuba Educators (NASE). -- Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by chb