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Text - S.379 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit amounts paid for programs to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or a license to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for...

Dear Diving Pros and Those looking to Become One:

Your help is needed as an important piece of legislation is being reviewed by the U.S. House of Representatives as well as a companion bill in the U.S. Senate, which have the potential to help bring more people into the diving industry.

What you need to know:

DEMA reached out to us and asked for our help. They gave us the below information and asked us to reach out to our local representatives to encourage them to support these bills. Additionally, they asked us to reach out to our membership, so that we can strengthen the importance of this bill passing to those that have the voting power.

What is actually being proposed:

H.R. 5339 and S. 379 would alter current IRS regulations and allow certain expenses associated with obtaining or maintaining recognized post-secondary credentials (such as diving instructor certifications) to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for purposes of Qualified Tuition Programs (QTPs) also referred to as 529 college savings plans. The term ‘recognized postsecondary credential’ denotes “a credential consisting of an industry-recognized certificate or certification, a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship, a license recognized by the State involved or Federal Government, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.”

529 Plans allow earnings to accumulate tax free while in the account, and the beneficiary isn’t generally required to include the 529 savings plan earnings as income. Distributions are not taxable when used to pay for qualified higher education expenses.

The text of the House bill (HR 5339) can be found here:

The text of the Senate bill (S 379) can be found here:

DEMA is supporting the passage of these bills because they will make it possible for those interested in pursuing professional credentials in the diving industry to use their QTPs to pay for professional certifications, renewals, and even credential upgrades. Especially as so many have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, when signed into law, this legislation could encourage more persons in the U.S. to become diving professionals. DEMA’s letter to the House Leadership can be found here (a similar letter was sent to the Senate Leadership for S.379).

What you can do:

Please take a few moments and reach out to your lawmakers and request their support for these bills. You can customize DEMA’s suggested letter template to model their comments and request support from your Senator or Member of Congress. Representatives and Senators can be located by clicking on these links and typing in your zip code: U.S. House of Representatives | U.S. Senate Text for S.379 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit amounts paid for programs to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or a license to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for purposes of a 529 account.

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Ok Lets get Back to Diving 2017. We will be getting a dive schedule published shortly but for now here are some up coming dives for January 2017
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Ok Diver Friends out there, the season is about to begin and it is that time of year for you to look at your gear and cylinders. Hydro dates on Cylinder only good for a 5 year period at best, Visuals for a year. Have your Regs, SPG and BCD's been inspected lately? Are they ready for the dive season?

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Suunto EON collection software updates

Suunto Update EON Dive Computers

This update brings some changes to the Suunto Eon Core

Suunto Fused RGBM 2 algorithm update. Suunto has listened to consumer feedback and now the Fused 2 (same as on the Suunto D5) provides better for those wishing to deep air dive and those doing repetitive diving. It is also now allows the dive to select the style of ascent they wish to run; continuous (on a curve) or stepped (10ft stepped stops). Suunto has also removed the 15ft safety stop from long decompression required dives.

Log Book Enhancements. New features added to log views enriching information and how it is presented. Meaning analyzing dives becomes easier showing average depth, CNS and OUT levels as well as personal dive settings. While using the Eon Core with a Suunto Tank Pod it will also show the development of your gas consumption and SAC rate.

Additional Language to the Suunto Eon Core. Traditional Chinese is added to take the total language support to 18.

Full connectivity to the Suunto App. A digital log book that lets you relive and share your best experiences. Connected your Suunto Eon Core to the Suunto App via Bluetooth, allowing all divers to share and explore new depths.

Faster and Easier Way to Update your Suunto Eon Core

Software updates will move forward to being facilitated by SuuntoLink. SuuntoLink is a desktop software available for OS and Windows that keeps your device up to date. Customization continues to be done via DM5. DM5 will also support this update. The link below is for the update: Firmware updates for Suunto EON Core or EON Steel bring new amazing features, performance enhancements and bug fixes to enrich and improve the experience with your dive computer. Update the software regularly for the best experience.

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DAN | Insurance

Recently you may have heard that some DAN insurance plans are currently unavailable to divers age 70 and over. Unfortunately, this is true. Last year we were notified by the underwriter of our Guardian Plan that the plan would no longer be available to people over age 69. We found this to be unacceptable. Therefore we created new dive accident insurance plans that will be available to all divers, regardless of age.

Here is where things stand today:

In January DAN launched new dive accident insurance plans that provide better coverage with fewer restrictions; among these plans is a new Guardian Plan that is available to people age 70 and over. Today these plans are available in 39 states. For members in the remaining states, except for Washington and Vermont, we offer other dive accident insurance plans that do not have age limitations.
The Guardian Plan is the only dive accident plan currently available in Washington and Vermont, and thus DAN dive accident insurance is currently not available to divers age 70 and over in those two states.
Once DAN’s new dive accident program is approved by the insurance regulators in your state, all divers (including those 70 and over) will be able to choose from three plans: Guardian, Preferred and Master.
In the interim, residents of all states, including Washington and Vermont, can still be DAN members and can still purchase DAN trip and travel insurance, regardless of their age.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.

To learn about the dive accident insurance coverage available in your state, go to or call DAN Member Services at +1 (919) 684-2948, Option 3.

Thank you for your support. We appreciate your patience as we work to make dive accident insurance available to all divers.

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