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HEAD of the class ?

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by scubapro50, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. scubapro50

    scubapro50 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Arthur Texas
    just wanted to know from any HEAD SPORTS type person (employee, sales rep, VP ) if they plan to be at DEMA this year ...... if not .... WHY ??????? I really miss our discussions on diving and the changes you see in the future for the Dacor and Mares lines of equipment ... lots of questions about what's going on and no answers so far ...
  2. rigdiver

    rigdiver Course Director

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Republic of Texas

    The Mares rep tells me it cost them several hundred thousand to be at DEMA. They think the money is better spent elsewhere. The last DEMA was pretty much a travel show. Can't blame the majors for not attending. I heard one friend of mine who had the smallest booth available state it cost him $1800/day. Not enough return on the money. Plus, there will be another show in Jan. in Vegas. DEMA's lock may be broken.
    I've enjoyed DEMA for years, but it was BORING last year.
  3. Debraw

    Debraw Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
    There will be no diving show in January, they cancelled that one Divebiz 2006. Mares/Dacor has not participated in the last few years. I would contact your local LDS and get them to set up an informative meeting with the local salesrep if you have a few questions. We have had several meetings at my shop with the local reps. They are always willing to stop by and answer some questions. Believe me we put them on the hot seat to!
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Mares WILL be at this year's DEMA in Orlando Florida. I just heard this from Zak OHara a few minutes ago.
  5. DiveScoop

    DiveScoop Dive Charter

  6. Zak OHara

    Zak OHara Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Pac NW
    Well everyone,

    It is confirmed. Mares will be participating at the 2006 DEMA show in Orlando. We look forward to returning, and sharing our excitement with our dealers and professionals in our great sport. I personally am looking forward to the show. It is a great opportunity for me to see many people in a short period of time in one place. Particularly those that live in remote places that make travel or frequency of travel difficult. We look forward to seeing you there.


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