Membership Benefits

The HDSUSA enables individuals, organizations and corporations with an interest in diving history to make academic, social and practical contacts on both national and international levels.

One of the most significant benefits of Society membership is the quarterly magazine The Journal of Diving History, where you’ll find articles covering the history of diving from ancient times to the modern surge in recreational diving. The magazine features profiles on such personalities as Jacques Yves Cousteau, Bob Kirby, Joe Savoie and Hans and Lotte Hass, as well as in-depth articles on Mark V diving helmets, scuba regulators and more.

Another valuable membership benefit is the Society’s affiliation with other similar organizations worldwide. These organizations welcome you to participate in their programs and functions at their prevailing member price. A list of these organizations can be found on the Affiliates page.The Society offers a reciprocal arrangement for their members.

The Society also provides members the opportunity to acquire books, publications and videos relating to the history of diving. Several of these items are limited editions and in some instances the Society is the sole American supplier of them.

Members of diving societies other than the HDSUSA also receive a regional society newsletter, which is enclosed with their copy of Historical Diver. Join HDSUSA now.

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Contact information

Historical Diving Society USA
c/o Mr. Greg Platt
Membership Fulfillment
PO box 453
Fox River Grove, IL 60021-0453


Lifetime Members

Dr. Sally Bauer
Earl Gerrard
Bret Gilliam
Capt. Jon Hazelbaker
Kevin Lengyel
Jim Mermis
Jon Mark Meshejian
Martha Watkins Gilkes

Scott Naughton
Phil Newsum
Charlie Orr
Nestor Palmero
Mike Pelissier
Rich Riley
Felix Huang
Fred Andrew Hartley

Kent Rockwell
John Skelton
Steve Struble
Bill Wissel
Robert P. Weed
W.J. Castle
Tammy Brown