PARKER, Torrance

USA (1928-2017)

Last updated: March 20, 2020 at 0:35 am

Pioneer of the commercial diving industry; author; founded Parker Diving Service (1947); author of 20,000 Jobs Under the Sea (1985) and 20,000 Divers Under the Sea; member of the Advisory Board of the Historical Diving Society; sponge diver in the Florida Keys during WWII (too young to serve); Army diving instructor during the Korean War; first diver to use underwater TV to document his work for an employer; did a hard hat demonstration dive at age 85 in 2013; made first first dive suit out of inner tubes at age 13.

Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (2006)

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