SOMERS, Lee, Ph.D.

USA (1938-2015)

Last updated: August 9, 2017 at 19:07 pm

Pioneer in diving safety; Diving Safety Officer at the University of Michigan; instructor; lecturer; author of the Research Diver’s Manual; contributor to the NOAA Diving Manual; served as a Michigan Sea Grant specialist in diver education, diving technology and aquatic accident management; made advances in multi-level dive tables; co-founder and first president of the American Academy of Underwater Scientists; founding member of PADI; founding director and Director Emeritus of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society; respectfully known as the Michigan Mafia during the 1970s along with his team; began diving in 1954.

Honours and Awards:

DAN/ROLEX Diver of the Year (1997)


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