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Diving Pioneers and Innovators
If you’re interested in the history of diving, this is a great book full of information right from the mouth of those who are pioneers and innovators of the recreational and commercial diving world.
The content is rooted in face-to-face interviews with a stellar group of first and second generation divers who are pioneers in their fields. As the title states, some are also innovators who have developed garage ideas into multi national companies, and brought about advancements in the equipment that we use today.
The interview list includes someone for everyone: Zale Parry, Stan Waterman, Bev Morgan, Chuck Nicklin, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Peter Benchley, Dick Bonin, Wes Skiles, Bob Ballard, Mike deGruy, Michele Hall, Paul Humann, John Chatterton, Greg MacGillivray, Bob Hollis, Al Giddings, Ernie Brooks, Howard Hall and Bret Gilliam. Most names will not need introduction to professionals in the recreational and technical diving communities.
First Edition. Hard bound 8″ x 11 1/2″ with dust jacket, 489 pages, many color and b&w photos.