HOLLIS, Bob

USA (1943- )

Last updated: January 4, 2020 at 3:22 am

Founder and CEO of Oceanic (American Underwater Products, 1972) and its technical diving subsidiary, Hollis Gear (2008); early explorer of the Andrea Doria; pioneer in the development of dive computers; former president of DEMA; co-founder of the Anchor Shack in 1966; built his own aluminum housings for underwater photography in the 1950s; founder of the Underwater Photographic Society of Northern California in 1957; began diving in 1956.

“I’m involved in diving because I not only enjoy it, but I feel I have something to offer that can make things better and easier for everyone.” — Bob Hollis

DEMA Hall of Fame (2003)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2002)
NOGI Award (Science, 2001)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)

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