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DEMA Show 2018

Discussion in 'Shows and Events' started by ZeroG, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. ZeroG

    ZeroG Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Los Gatos
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    I'm a PADI Dive Master Candidate, I should complete in the next 3 months. I understand you need to Dive Master or higher to attend. This year the DEMA show is close to my home, and I would really like to see the exhibit floor.

    Does anyone know how strict the attendee rules are? Anyway an up and coming Dive Professional can sneak in?
     
  2. Chilly_Diver

    Chilly_Diver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Dublin
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    Not likely. DEMA is pretty strict on the requirements.
     
  3. ZeroG

    ZeroG Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Los Gatos
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    Thanks, thought I would ask.
     
  4. kablooey

    kablooey Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: So California
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    Some friends of mine get in free by helping out at one of the booths.
    Perhaps your LDS can hook you up with one of their sales reps who is attending the show and needs free uncredentialed help.
    Worth a try?
     
  5. ZeroG

    ZeroG Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Los Gatos
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    Thats a good idea. Maybe I'll start here.

    Anyone need FREE labor at DEMA? I'll pay my own way, I just need the sponsor to get in.

    PM me.
     
  6. CptTightPants21

    CptTightPants21 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NY/NJ
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    How is your relationship with your LDS? Are you going to DM for the shop after you complete the training? I would recommend you take a look at the shop employee requirements and speak with your LDS about getting the required info.
     
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  7. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Wake Forest, NC
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    I started going to DEMA several years ago as the "travel coordinator" for my local dive shop. The owners were no longer interested in going so I went thru them. I paid all my own way but it was my ticket to get it to see all the travel opportunities. I now book enough group travel that I can go on my own.
     

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