The HDS USA enables individuals, organizations and corporations with an interest in diving history to make academic, social and practical contacts on both national and international levels.
$29 Per Year [$25 Special]
|Print and Digital|
Starting at $60 Per Year
|Unlimited access to the HDS website.||Home delivery and digital all-access.|
|Video Archive access||All Membership Benefits|
|Journal of Diving History digital access||Journal of Diving History home delivery|
|Members only exhibit access|
|Members only shop access|
Starting at $180 Per Year
|Business delivery and digital all-access|
|All Membership Benefits|
|Journal of Diving History delivery|
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|Lifetime members have their name listed in each issue of The Journal of Diving History and on the HDS Website. The names are never removed from the list of Lifetime Members.|
One of the most significant benefits of Society membership is the quarterly magazine “The Journal of Diving History”, where you’ll find comprehensive articles covering the history of diving from ancient times to the modern surge in recreational diving. The twenty-nine year run of the magazine features profiles of literally hundreds of legendary dive industry personalities such as Bev Morgan, Bob Kirby, Joe Savoie Zale Parry, Hans and Lotte Hass, Bob Ratcliffe, as well as in-depth articles on various diving equipment including helmets, vintage scuba equipment, 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.