USA (1929- )

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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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