HARDY, Jon

USA (1939-2001)

Last updated: May 9, 2017 at 1:42 am

Pioneer instructor; author; conducted the first consumer-oriented testing of diving equipment for Rodale’s ScubaLab in 1992; former columnist for Rodale’s Scuba Diving; owned an Avalon charter diving boat (Argo Diving Service) and light commercial diving business; advisor for the Aquarium of the Pacific; made more than 10,000 dives; former Executive Director of NAUI; developed training curriculum for NAUI and SSI; expert witness in court cases involving diving accidents; co-founded the annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup in 1981; appeared as an underwater stunt double for several TV series, including Rip Tide and The Fall Guy; served as a damage control officer with the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War.

Honours and Awards:

DEMA Hall of Fame (2002)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1988)

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