CLARK, Robert “Bob”
USA (1937- )
Last updated: March 28, 2017 at 3:31 am
Founder of SSI (Scuba Schools International) in 1970; started skin diving at age 7 on Catalina Island (California); started scuba diving in 1960; opened his first dive store in Sidney (Nebraska), in 1965; founded the National Association of Scuba Diving Stores (NASDS) with John Gaffney in 1966; wrote the openwater diver text for Jeppesen-Sanderson in 1972; assumed control and ownership of Scuba Schools International in 1974; founded the Platinum Pro Foundation in 1997, providing scholarships to worthy kids for participation in programs like Scuba Rangers (a scuba program for kids 8-12).
Honours and Awards:
DEMA Hall of Fame (1998)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1997)
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.