BANK, Marjorie

USA (1945-1994)

Last updated: February 19, 2017 at 17:00 pm

Underwater photographer; public speaker; DAN/ROLEX Diver of the Year (1995); Marjorie’s Bank dive site named in her honour on the island of Roatan, Honduras. Marjorie Bank was also a role model for female divers. In the words of Jill Heinerth, “Marjorie was exhausted from being marginalized as a large woman in a man’s world. She wanted women of adventure and achievement to be recognized on their merit – not their appearance. She was calling out the diving industry on sexism.” (Sexism: Alive and well in scuba diving, DIVER Magazine Volume 40, Issue 7.)

Honours and Awards:

DAN/ROLEX Diver of the Year (1995)


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