WATSON, Neal

USA (1940- )

Last updated: April 11, 2020 at 13:26 pm

Pioneer of dive resort franchising; President of the Bahamas Diving Association; commercial diver; dive instructor; treasure salver; underwater stuntman; holds the world record for the longest underwater distance on scuba (66 miles without surfacing); held the world record for compressed-air diving depth (437 ft / 133 m) from 1968 to 1999; began diving at age 13 in 1953; a.k.a. The Dive God.

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2014)
Reaching Out Award (DEMA, 2005)
Fort Lauderdale Sports Hall of Fame (2004)

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