DEMA 2018

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DEMA 2018

Post by YellowEye » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:16 pm

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Last fri-sat, SJ and I went down to DEMA (dive industry conference) in Las Vegas NV. It was both our first time there. We went down to represent Jolly Roger Diving's new Panama location as well as Weezle. The scale of this show is huge... it filled several floors and a huge showroom in the las vegas convention center.... Great crowd! Great show!

I spent most of the time in the camera gear section, and got a chance to talk to all the major camera manufacturers as well as accessory suppliers like SubSee, Keldan lights, SLS Photography, Backscatter etc. We got to talk to xray mag as well. WoW!

They had several very informative sessions on wide angle photography, balancing natural+artificial light, blackwater photography, and new innovative lenses designed just for underwater use from naiticam (impressive!). I got to hang out with several of the presenters afterwards and geek out!

Here were some of the photos highlighting the event...
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Our buddy Richard Salas was a nice surprise to see
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Trying out the latest AP diving rebreather
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Mike Fowler wanted us to both get onto Evo's
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The gang from Ikelite
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Mike from Ikelite was a super cool guy. He now wants to try coldwater diving! And he wants to help me make some adjustments on ikelite strobes for cold water!
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Stphnmartin's video was playing at the Nauticam booth!
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Lologrande aka Billy
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Dinner with Jeff Bozanic. http://divemagazine.co.uk/skills/6988-tech-profile-jeff-bozanic
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Hillary & Paul from Weezle, as well as a bunch of their friends and Bozanic's friends
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Got to talk to the folks from wallasea (who we'll be visiting in Feb) for just a bit


There were 2 huge rows each of booths on Bonaire and Indonesia! Tom Nic and Stephen would have been in heaven (respectively). Sadly there were no booths on Northwest Diving :(

We also saw some fellow local divers...Andrea P from 8, C&M from Silent World, Doug from UWS/DUI, James H from Harbor View, and so many more cool people

We missed hanging out with Nirupam, Calvin Tangfish, R Roddenberry, Rick/Jackie, Vince who were also there... so we'll have to go back!

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Re: DEMA 2018

Post by Tangfish » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:55 pm

So sorry I missed you guys there, but looks like you had a great time. I didn't know that you know Jeff Bozanic, with I'd told you to tell him hi for me!

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Re: DEMA 2018

Post by Gdog » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:47 am

Wow. looks like a blast!

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Re: DEMA 2018

Post by Vjw » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:49 am

:popcorn: Great pictures of everyone! Looks like you had an amazing time!!! Thanks for sharing the pics and information about it all!

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Re: DEMA 2018

Post by YellowEye » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 pm

It was fun. Forgot to mention, we also saw the one and only Hoodsport Diver (and his wife) at the show too! :supz: :partydance:

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Re: DEMA 2018

Post by Diverdave68 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:28 pm

:rawlings: DEMA is like MECA to divers.

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