Membership

Help preserve our past and shape the future

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.

Digital All-Access
$29 Per Year
Print and Digital
Starting at $60 Per Year
Unlimited access to the HDS website.Home delivery and digital all-access.
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Journal of Diving History digital accessJournal of Diving History home delivery
Members only exhibit access
Members only shop access
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Corporate
Starting at $180 Per Year
Business delivery and digital all-access
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Lifetime Membership
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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.
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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.