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A Taste of the DEMA Show November 2019

not much in the way of new gear

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Every year, people from all elements of the diving industry meet at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association show to exchange ideas, promote diving destinations, display new products, and tell stories over drinks. It's time when people in the industry from all over the world can get together, and this year it was held in Orlando in mid-November.

So what new products were displayed at the show? Well, not a lot, actually. Scubapro was notable by its total absence, and few other manufacturers had anything really revolutionary at their booths. Familiar products were refined or simply refreshed.

For example, Cressi showed its all-new Cressi AC25 high-performance piston-type regulator with a first-stage that looked remarkably reminiscent of the Scubapro Mk20/25 series. (

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Perhaps the return of colored wetsuits, such as those from Problue (, after a decade or divers dressing in nothing but black, has been prompted by the recent popularity of brightly colored masks and fins, epitomized by those from French manufacturer Beuchat. ( Even Shearwater offered colored straps for its otherwise serious technical diver's Shearwater Teric computer/watch. ( Otherwise, this Undercurrent reporter had to trawl the aisles searching out what might be interesting, and I wasn't helped by a dearth of anything new in the New Product Showcases....

Greenprene, made from plants, takes the place of neoprene.

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