During my first year at DEMA four years ago, I was able to wander around the halls totally unnoticed. These days it is very difficult to cover the show because I get stopped in the hallway every ten feet! But it’s these reunions combined with the opportunity for serendipitous business deals that make DEMA so much fun. And did I mention how much I love Orlando?
For more coverage of DEMA 2006, please see the DEMA coverage index.
DEMA Show 2006 - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Jason and Wendy Heller of DivePhotoGuide walk to DEMA
John T. Schmidt (fellow Galapagos passenger on Deep Blue)
Digital media people! Peter Symes (X-Ray), Eric Cheng (Wetpixel), Jason Heller (DivePhotoGuide), Gunild Symes (Ocean Arts Gallery), Stephan Whelan (DeeperBlue.net), Scott Jones (DiveNewsWire), Wendy Heller (DivePhotoGuide)
Willy Volk (Divester.com) and Ryan Canon (Reef Photo & Video)
Berkley White (Backscatter) and photographer Marty Snyderman
Eric Cheng (Wetpixel.com) with Larry Smith
Mike Tripp shows off his Underwater World Saipan DVD
Bill Haines was there with his daughter Jennifer O’Neil (fellow Solomon Islands passengers)
Larry Cohen of B&H Photo Video
Joe Holley of Marine Visions, Inc.
Jeff Dudas of UnderwaterTimes.com
Darren Rice, ex-dive industry bloke with a friend
Kelly Bracken of LAUPS
Kathy Mendes and Randy Herz of NCUPS
Andi Voeltz of Digideep and Eric Cheng of Wetpixel
Dan Baldocchi (Light & Motion), Amos Nachoum (Big Animals), and Drew Wong
Andi Voeltz of Digideep.com
Michael Aw at Scuba Diver Australasia
View of Orange County Convention Center at night, DEMA, Orlando, Florida