DEMA Reaching Out Award

Last updated: May 15, 2018 at 3:58 am

The Reaching Out Award was first presented by DEMA in 1989. The original intent was to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sport of diving by “reaching out” in some special way to improve the sport for everyone.

The DEMA Show is produced by DEMA, The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association.

2012

ORR, Dan – Education & Safety
RUTKOWSKI, Richard – Education & Safety

2011

BATHGATE, Fraser – Education
HUGHES, Peter – Travel

2010

JONES, Dr. Jose – Educator
NICKLIN, Chuck – Photographer, Cinematog- rapher

2009

HIGH, Bill – Safety Research & Education
LANG, Michael – Diving Science & Education

2008

LEE, Clement – Dive Travel
SNYDERMAN, Marty – Photography

2007

DOUBILET, David – Photographer
SOTO, Bob – Dive Travel

2006

HUMANN, Paul – Author/Photographer
NESBIT, John – Training (posthumously)

2005

ICORN, Nick – Training Agencies
WATSON, Neal – Travel Destinations

2004

LONG, Dick – Manufacturer
RICHARDSON, Drew – Training Agencies

2003

CHURCH, Jim – Photographer/Educator
CHRISTINI, Ed – Training Agencies
GALLAGHER, Jean – Educator

2002

KIPP, Ron – Travel Destinations
JEHLE, Charlie – Manufacturer
HARDY, Jon – Educator
BENNETT, Dr. Peter B. – Educator

2001

BRIGHAM, Ike – Manufacturer
CAHILL, James – Retailer
TAYLOR, David – Environmental Award

2000

CHURCH, Cathy – Photographer
HOLLIS, Bob – Manufacturer
SHEARER, Gordon – Manufacturer

1999

CUSSLER, Clive – Author
GIDDINGS, Al – Photography/Cinematography
HALL, Howard – Photography/Cinematography
MERKER, Ron – Retailer/Educator

1998

GAFFNEY, John – Training Agencies
CLARK, Bob – Training Agencies
STEWART, Captain Don – Travel Destinations

1997

DORSEY, Joe – Retailer
HASS, Dr. Hans – Photography & Cinema
TZIMOULIS, Paul – Photojournalist

1996

McANIFF, John – Educator
MORGAN, Bev – Manufacturer
WEISS, Fred – Manufacturer

1995

GRAY, Robert – The DEMA Show

1994

AUXIER, Jim – Creator of Skin Diver Magazine
BLAKESLEE, Chuck – Creator of Skin Diver
BRIDGES, Lloyd – Actor
COUSTEAU, J-M – Environmentalist & Explorer

1993

CARPENTER, Scott – Explorer & Author
CLARK, Eugenie – Marine Biologist
PARRY, Zale – Actress

1992

BONIN, Dick – Manufacturer
ERICKSON, Ralph – Training Agencies
KEVORKIAN, Michael – Inventor, Educator & Retailer
SCALLI, Frank – Training Agencies

1991

CRONIN, John – Training Agencies
DAVISON, Sam Jr. – Manufacturer
EARLE, Dr. Sylvia – Marine Biologist
POST, Arnold – Retailer
STEWART, James – Scripps Inst. of Ocean.

1990

CROSS, E.R. – Educator
MEISTRELL, Bill & Bob – Manufacturers
KELLY, T.A. “Mike” – Founder of DEMA
TILLMAN, Al – Training Agencies

1989

COUSTEAU, Jacques-Yves – Environmentalist, Explorer & Inventor
EGSTROM, Dr. Glen – Educator
McKENNEY, Jack – Photography & Cinema
WATERMAN, Stan – Photography & Cinema