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Santa Barbara Divers Reunion

Celebrating the HDS USA 30th anniversary, 1992-2022, The Journal of Diving History presents:

Santa Barbara Divers Reunion

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 6–10pm
Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in Santa Barbara, California

Introducing the Deepwater Diving Monument Project

Presented by Don Barthelmess, Paul Guiver, Leslie Leaney and Tony Sexton

  • 2022 HDS USA E.R. Cross Award presentation to Kevin Hardy
  • 2022 HDS USA Nick Icorn Diving Heritage Award to David Dekker
  • Remembering HDS USA Advisory Board members Ernie Brooks, Lad Handelman, and Bob Kirby

Reunion Welcoming Reception

When: Friday, October 21, 2022 at 6–10pm
Where: Salty’s at the Beach, upstairs above the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Divers Reunion Hotel. The Eagle Inn, 232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-965-3586. Ask for the Divers Reunion rate when booking. The Eagle Inn is within easy walking distance of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the waterfront, and downtown.

Diver’s Reunion Banquet tickets $75 available from

Conference organizers: Leslie Leaney and Carol Kallman

For further information contact

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