The Historical Diving Society Diving Pioneer Award
The Award is designed from one inch plate glass, representing a column of water. The Society logo and recipients’ name are etched into the glass. The Award is presented at the annual HDS conference, or at an alternative venue as designated by the Board, and was first presented in 1997. The Award was originally called The Historical Diver (Magazine) Pioneer Award and was conceived in 1996 by Leslie Leaney and approved by the HDS Board of Directors in the same year.
1997. Jacques Yves Cousteau, France.
1997. Ellis Royal Cross, USA.
1997. Prof. Hans Hass and Lotte Hass, Austria
1998. Captain Philippe Tailliez, France.
1999. André Galerne, France
2000. Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, USA.
2001. Prof. Luigi Ferraro, Italy
2002. Andreas Rechnitzer, Ph.D., USA.
2003. Lad Handelman, USA.
2004. Henri Delauze, France.
2005. Bev Morgan, USA.
2006. George Fletcher Bass, Ph.D., USA
2007. Dr. Sylvia Earle, USA
2008. Bob Barth, USA
2009. Dick Bonin, USA
2010. Hugh “Dan” Wilson, USA
2011. Stanton Waterman, USA
2012. Bob Hollis, USA
2012. Torrance Parker, USA
2012. Leonard Greenstone,
2013. Captain F. Bond, USN, USA
2013. Nick Icorn, USA