• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

DEMA Show 2019 in Orlando

Discussion in 'Business of Diving Institute' started by Darcy Kieran, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    5,653
    2,682
    113
    Just how do you plan to put Wayne under duress? Please let me me know when. I’ll bring a comfy chair and cheroot to their booth to watch.
     
  2. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    22,616
    30,789
    113
    Remember, I sold him a boat. For about 3 times what he offered.

    And I do know the secret....
     
    scubadada likes this.
  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
    2,135
    1,198
    113
    Okay, I did a quick scan of the Aqualung booth. As expected, the i450T replacement is now on the way, the i470TC with Bluetooth. I haven’t dug deep enough yet to know if it has anything else notable new, my appointment isn’t until Saturday.
    The new Leg3nd is shipping in a couple of months. Now only 3 SKUs. Looks like just one 1st stage with a major heat exchanger, then a choice of 3 second stages. Venturi only, Venturi plus opening effort, (looks like an Apeks knob), and then the MBS as on the current LX.
    New Omni BCD builds on the modular Rogue, including some common pieces. The Omni can have a jacket bladder OR a back inflate, so a diver can start with a jacket and “grow” into a back inflate. The major parts are the base, and then one of several different color kits completes including Surelock II pockets with colored handles the BCD.
     
  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    10,641
    6,058
    113
    Thanks @JackD342 look forward to more reports
     
  5. p_kos

    p_kos Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
    21
    11
    3
    Can someone check if Garmin has a Descent M2 with AI yet? Please and thank you!
     
  6. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
    2,135
    1,198
    113
    Looks there also a new Apeks, the MTX-RC, but I don't know details yet. Also importing a few more established Apeks items such as wetnotes and DSMB.

    addendum: The new MTX version adds venturi and opening effort controls, as I suspected. Haven't found specs yet to see if that improves WOB.
     
    Marie13 likes this.
  7. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    5,471
    3,042
    113
    Yep. I received this email from them saying:

    “Greetings from Aggressor Adventures.

    We were just notified that there has been a change in the replacement yacht starting with charters from November 16 - Dec 31, 2019. The replacement yacht will be the Scuba Scene. The Aggressor yacht owner feels this yacht's layout is a better option and is more well suited for Aggressor guests. Please find more information by going to:

    Scuba Science

    The charter itinerary will stay the same. The staterooms and layout of the yacht will be comparable to the Red Sea Aggressor and the courses and rental equipment requests will be provided as requested. The chef and some of the staff from the Red Sea Aggressor will also be on board to ensure your trip will be to the Aggressor standards.”
     
  8. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    22,616
    30,789
    113
    I'd sure like to see those in writing. Like a minimum standard that all licensed, franchised, and owned boats adhere to, and also what they strive for and work toward. Shouldn't be tough, I write those goals for my employees every quarter.
     
  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    15,695
    7,027
    113
    waste of money for me. Not associated with a LDS, bound to one certification agency, and don't take groups to travel, i.e. no one there has any interest in instructors like me so why waste the money?
     
  10. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location:
    2,254
    1,577
    113
    I asked for you this am. Neither Mkll Nor AI on MKl are currently on the development schedule. They are still evaluating response to MK1.
     

Share This Page