International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

Summary

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
FrequencyAnnual
Location(s)Cayman Islands
Inaugurated2000
Websitehttp://www.scubahalloffame.com/

The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) is an annual event that recognizes those who have contributed to the success and growth of recreational scuba diving in dive travel, entertainment, art, equipment design and development, education, exploration and adventure. It was founded in 2000 by the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism. Currently, it exists virtually with plans for a physical facility to be built at a future time.[1][2]

Hall of Fame inductees

This is a list of the inductees who are honored in the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.[3]

Early pioneers

  • John Ernest Williamson – Pioneer underwater photographer
  • George Williamson
  • Louis Boutan – French biologist, photographer and zoologist
  • Henry Fleuss – British inventor of diving equipment
  • Yves Le Prieur – French naval officer and inventor of a free-flow scuba system
  • Benoît Rouquayrol – French inventor of an early diving demand regulator
  • Auguste Denayrouze – French inventor of a demand air supply regulator for underwater diving
  • Hugh Bradner – American physicist, neoprene wetsuit inventer (1915–2008)
  • Louis de Corlieu
  • John Scott Haldane – Scottish physiologist and decompression researcher
  • Maurice Fenzy – French manufacturer of industrial and diving breathing equipment
  • Ted Eldred – Australian inventor of the single hose diving regulator
  • Max "Gene" Nohl

2000

  • Lloyd Bridges – American film, stage and television actor
  • Jacques Cousteau – French explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, and inventor; inventor of scuba-diving apparatus
  • Ben Cropp – Australian documentary filmmaker, conservationist and spearfisherman
  • E. R. Cross
  • Gustav Dalla Valle
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Sylvia Earle – American marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, and author
  • Bernard Eaton
  • Emile Gagnon
  • Al Giddings
  • Hans Hass – Austrian biologist, film-maker, and underwater diving pioneer
  • Lotte Hass – Austrian underwater diver, model and actress
  • Jack Lavanchy
  • Jack Mckenny
  • Bob Soto
  • Ron and Valerie Taylor – Australian divers
  • Albert Tillman – American educator and underwater diver.
  • Stan Waterman – American cinematographer and underwater film producer[4]

2002

  • John Cronin
  • David Doubilet – Underwater photographer and author
  • Bob Hollis
  • Zale Parry – American pioneer scuba diver, underwater photographer and actress
  • Ivan Tors – Hungarian playwright, film director, screenwriter, and film and television producer
  • Paul Tzimoulis [5]

2003

  • Chuck Blakeslee
  • Jim Auxier
  • Jean-Michel Cousteau – French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer
  • Frédéric Dumas – French pioneer of scuba diving
  • Jordan Klein
  • Frank Scalli

2004

  • Dick Anderson
  • Mike Ball
  • Jerry Greenberg
  • Kendall McDonald
  • Spencer Slate
  • Akira Tateishi

2005

  • Dewey Bergman
  • Ernest Brooks
  • Andreas Rechnitzer
  • Don Stewart (Bonaire activist) – American inventor, Bonairean activist, scuba diver and founder of Bonaire Marine Park.

2007

  • Cornell Burke (Honouree)
  • Neville Coleman – Australian naturalist, underwater photographer, writer, publisher and educator[6]
  • Neville Darvin Ebanks (Honouree)
  • Ralph Erickson[7]
  • Rodney Fox – Australian diver, film maker and conservationist
  • Paul Humann
  • Carl Roessler

2008

  • Cathy Church – American marine biologist, diver, photographer and educator
  • James Dailey (Honouree)
  • Bob Halstead – Underwater photographer, author, journalist and commentator on the recreational diving industry.
  • Kem Jackson (Honouree)
  • Daniel Mercier
  • Drew Richardson
  • Ron Steven

2009

  • Kimiuo Aisek[8]
  • Geri Murphy
  • Howard Rosenstein
  • Larry Smith

2010

  • Eugenie Clark – American ichthyologist, shark researcher and scientific scuba diver
  • Nick Icorn
  • Francis Toribiong
  • Wyland – American muralist

2011

  • Howard and Michele Hall
  • Andre Labn
  • Clement Lee[9]
  • Bev Morgan
  • Allan Power[10]

2012

2013

  • Sam Davison
  • Guy Harvey – Jamaican marine wildlife artist and conservationist
  • Bert Kilbride
  • Rolf Schmidt – German sailor
  • Petra Roeglin

2015

  • Nancy Easterbrook (Honouree)[14]
  • Bill High
  • Peter Hughes[15]
  • Gladys B. Howard (Honouree)
  • Dr Albert Jones
  • Wally Muller
  • Dr. James Poulson (Honouree)
  • Dimitri Rebikoff

2016

2017

2018

  • Dr HS Batuna
  • Stephen Frink – Underwater photographer and publisher[18]
  • Wulf H. Koehler
  • Boris Porotov
  • Dick Rutkowski – American pioneer in hyperbaric and diving medicine and use of mixed breathing gases for diving
  • Captain Philippe Tailliez (Honoured posthumously 2018 Early Pioneer Award)

2019

  • Jonathan Bird – American photographer, cinematographer, director and television host.
  • Hussain ‘Sendi’ Rasheed
  • Lee Selisky
  • Dr Adel Mohamed Taher[19]

2020

  • Jill Heinerth – Canadian diver, writer and underwater filmmaker
  • Tom Ingram
  • Avi Klapfer
  • Jim Gatacre

References

  1. ^ "International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Vision". Cayman Islands Government. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. ^ "International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame". International Sports Heritage Association. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Hall Members". International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2012-08-15.
  4. ^ "He Pioneers, We Follow". Air Pacific. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Paul J. Tzimoulis - Arts - 1969". Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Australian nets international scuba-diving honours". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Ralph Erickson Co-Founder of PADI". Portage Quarry Recreation Facility. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  8. ^ "SCUBA DIVING HALL OF FAME-CHUUKESEMAN". The Micronesia Forum. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Clement Lee First Dive Resort Operator of Malaysia, Environmentalist". Portage Quarry. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Allan Power to join the International SCUBA Diving Hall of Fame". Wild Discovery Guides. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Armand and JoAnn Zigahn to be inducted into International Scuba Divers Hall of Fame". Scuba Diving Magazine. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Kelly Tarlton gets Hall of Fame honour". MEDIAWORKS. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  13. ^ "International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Announces 2012Inductees". International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  14. ^ "IDHOF Honourees".
  15. ^ "2015 IDHOF Inductees Announced". Rosemary E Lunn LinkedIn. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  16. ^ Rosemary E Lunn. "2016 Ramon Bravo To Be Inducted Into ISDHOF".
  17. ^ "2016 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Inductees". Rosemary E Lunn LinkedIn.
  18. ^ Rosemary E Lunn "2018 ISDHOF Inductees Announced". X-Ray Mag.
  19. ^ Rosemary E Lunn "Dr Adel to be inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame". X-Ray Mag.

External links

  • Official website