USA (1929- )
Last updated: June 20, 2017 at 0:05 am
Pioneering dive instructor; developed training programs and manuals; part of the first formal underwater instructors course; became PADI’s first and only Executive Director in 1972, increasing the PADI instructor base from 234 to over 12,000 worldwide; member of the Historical Diving Society; the Nick Icorn Diving Heritage Award is presented annually by the Historical Diving Society to honour his contribution to diving history; a.k.a. the “Keeper of the Flame” for preserving diving history with his collection of diving gear.
Honours and Awards:
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2010)
DEMA Hall of Fame (2005)
NAUI Hall of Honor (2000)
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1974)
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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.