DAVISON, Sam Jr.
Last updated: April 13, 2017 at 21:30 pm
Founder of DACOR (Davison Corporation) in 1954; designed and marketed DACOR’s first regulator, the “Dial a Breath,” with the assistance of Wally Mitchell and other engineers, in 1955; supplied his close friend Mel Fisher with DACOR diving equipment during his treasure-hunting dives; DACOR was sold to Mares in 1998. fought with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during WWII; first dove using Japanese underwater goggles at Guam.
Honours and Awards:
International Legends of Diving
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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.