LILLIS, Mary Edith ‘Mel’
Last updated: July 26, 2017 at 15:02 pm
Pioneer in spearfishing and skin diving; founder of the Underwater Hunter Safety Corps; founder of the Midwest Diving Council; first female recipient of the NOGI Award (1963); NOGI Awards Director.
Honours and Awards:
Women Divers Hall of Fame (2000)
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1994)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1963)
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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.