USA (1935- )
Last updated: June 27, 2018 at 21:04 pm
Founder of the Professional Scuba Association (PSA), originally known as the Florida State Skin Diving Schools in 1962; world air depth record at 390 ft (119 m) in 1967; set the world record for the deepest cave dive on air at 415 ft (127 m) in 2001; published the first manual for extended range deep diving for instructors in 1970; formed a specialty diving club known as the Forty Fathom Scubapros; a.k.a. Mr. Scuba.
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)
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