USA ( -2018)
Last updated: July 19, 2018 at 19:58 pm
Founder and CEO of Sea Pearls (acquired by XS Scuba in 2007); pioneered the design and manufacture of molded, coated and coloured weights; early proponent of nitrox; Board of Directors of Divers Alert Network; former President and Director of DEMA; former Chairman of the Historical Diving Society; former Board of Governors of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame; owned one of the largest collections of diving helmets in the world; inaugural recipient of the DAN Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); began diving in 1967; a.k.a. the Lead King.
“Lee Selisky devoted his life to diving. Though most people knew him as the founder and CEO of Sea Pearls, Lee was passionate about helping the next generation of divers, and he recently funded the Lee Selisky Youth Scholarship Program through the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS). He should also be remembered for his active service on many industry boards, including DAN’s. His thoughtful counsel helped guide the dive industry for more than four decades.” — Bill Ziefle (CEO | Divers Alert Network)
Lifetime Achievement Award (Divers Alert Network, 2017)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea, 2009)
NOGI (Distinguished Service, 2004)
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