PARKER, David

United Kingdom (?-2011)

Last updated: August 3, 2017 at 14:46 pm

Inventor; manufacturer; founder of AP Valves in 1969; the AP (Angela Parker) breathing valve breathing allowed divers to breathe the emergency air carried in the small ABLJ bottles fitted to the Fenzy and later the Buddy jackets; created the first Buddy buoyancy jacket in 1972; began manufacturing polyurethane HF welded buoyancy jackets in 1974; invented the self-sealing surface marker buoy; father of Martin Parker.

Honours and Awards:

NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 2013)
Lifetime Achievement Award (Diver Magazine, 2007)

Website(s):

AP Diving

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