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Scuba Diving Industry Salute Pioneers
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – The Honourable McKeeva Bush, OBE, Premier of the Cayman Islands and Minister for Financial Services, Tourism & Development and the Board of Directors of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame have announced six dive industry pioneers as the inductees for the 2012 Hall of Fame.
The six are Clive Cussler (USA); Ric and Do Cammick (New Zealand); Ron Kipp (Cayman Islands); Armand and JoAnn Zigahn (USA); Kelly Tarlton (New Zealand) and Leslie Leaney (Great Britain).
In addition, the ISDHF Board has cited three of the dive industry’s early pioneers for induction. They are Maurice Fenzy (France), who developed the first Buoyancy Compensator; Max Gene Nohl USA), co-developed a self contained deep diving dress and Ted Eldred (Australia), who developed the first production single hose regulator.
Dive industry fans from all over the world are invited to join the inductees at a gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony, which will take place in Grand Cayman in November 7, 2012.
Mr. Bush stated: “This latest slate of inductees are men and women who are pioneers, innovators, inventors and household names in the international scuba diving industry, as much as their counterparts in previous years have been.
The ISDHF Board is pleased to recognise them as the best in their field and to place their names alongside the other outstanding individuals who have been named to the Hall of Fame over the past 11 years."