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HDS Awards

The HDS Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award

The award is established in two categories: Arts and Literature in recognition of Pressor Hass' prioneering work in both underwater imagery and printed word, and Science and Technology in recognition of Professor Hass' pioneering work in marine sciences and underwater technical innovation.

Recipients:

  • 2018: Professor Franz Brummer, Germany
  • 2016: Howard and michele Hall, USA
  • 2014: Profssor Wetcheng Cul and the Chinese State Oceanographic Administration, People Republic of China
  • 2013: Laurent Ballesta, France
  • 2011-12: Not Awarded
  • 2010: Dr. Sylvia Earle, USA
  • 2018-9: Not Awarded
  • 2007: Bev Morgan: USA
  • 2006: Stanton Waterman, USA
  • 2005: Daniel Mercier, France
  • 2004: James Cameron, Canada
  • 2003: Ernie Brooks II, USA

The Historical Diving Society Diving Pioneer Award

The Award recognizes the career achievements of individuals for their life-long contributions to the field of diving and underwater arts, science, and technology.

Recipients:

  • 2018: Jim Gatacre, USA
  • 2018: Mark Banjavich, USA
  • 2017: Georges Beuchat, France
  • 2017: Charles Isbell, USA
  • 2016: Jack Lavanchy, Switzerland
  • 2016: George Wiswell, USA
  • 2015: Dr. Eugenie Clark, USA
  • 2015: Bob Kirby, USA
  • 2014: Dewey Bergman and Carl Roessler, USA
  • 2014: Alan Krasberg and Jenny O'Neil, USA
  • 2013: Captain F. Bond, USN, USA
  • 2013: Nick Icorn, USA
  • 2012: Torrance Parker, USA
  • 2012: Leonard Greenstone, USA
  • 2011: Bob Hollis, USA
  • 2010: Hugh "Dan" Wilson, USA
  • 2010: Stanton Waterman, USA
  • 2009: Dick Bonin, USA
  • 2008: Bob Barth, USA
  • 2007: Dr. Sylvia Earle, USA
  • 2006: George Fletcher Bass, Ph.D., USA
  • 2005: Bev Morgan, USA
  • 2004: Henri Delauze, France
  • 2003: Lad Handelman, USA
  • 2002: Andreas Rechnitzer, Ph.D., USA
  • 2001. Prof. Luigi Ferraro, Italy
  • 2000: Dr. Christian J. Lambertsem, USA
  • 1999: Andre Galerne, France
  • 1998: Captain Philippe Tailliez, France
  • 1997: Jacques Yves Cousteau, France
  • 1997: Ellis Royal Cross, USA
  • 1997: Prof. Hand Hass and Lotte Hass, Austria

The Historical Diving Society E.R. Cross Award

The Award recognizes individual voluntary service to the mission and goals of the Society by a member in good standing. It is named in honor of Americna Master Diver E.R. Cross who was a Society Founding member.

Recipients:

  • 2018: Steve Struble, #1495, Louisiana
  • 2017: Ryan Spence, #3002, Washington
  • 2016: Fred Barthes, #102, New York
  • 2015: Buddy Ayers, #1494, Louisiana
  • 2014: Bonnie Toth, #2477, California
  • 2013: Ed Uditis, #95, Massachusetts
  • 2012: Chris Swann, #133, California
  • 2011: Janice Raber, #3506, New York
  • 2010: Leslie Leaney, #001, California
  • 2009: Nyle Monday, #245, California
  • 2008: Steve & Kristine Barsky, #245, California
  • 2007: Kent Rockwell, #148, California
  • 2006: Nicholas Toth, #117, Florida
  • 2005: The Gallagan Family, #187, Florida
  • 2004: Tom Squcciarini, #811, Michigan
  • 2003: Andy Lentz, #460, California
  • 2002: Greg Platt, #335, Illinois
  • 2001: Bob Rusnak, #436, New York
  • 2000: Sid Macken, #256, Oregon
  • 1999: Bob Ramsay, #623, Australia
  • 1998: Ed Stetson, #760, Cailfornia
  • 1997: Torrance Parker, #002, California
  • 1996: Peter Jackson, #262, England
  • 1995: Lee Selisky, #508, Minnesota
  • 1994: Jim Boyd, #101, New Jersey

Historical Diving Society Nick Icorn Diving Heritage Award

The Award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that have promoted the importance of the history of diving to the public. The promotion of the history of diving may not be the primary focus of the nominee's career or organization. It must be outside of their normal professional capacity. The Award is named in recognition and honor of American scuba historian, Nick Icorn, who was a Aocity founding member.

Recipients:

  • 2018: Jon Council, California
  • 2017: Tina Icorn, California
  • 2016: Dr. Andres Claros and Enrique Dauner, Spain
  • 2015: Ed LaRochelle, California
  • 2014: California Wreck Divers, California
  • 2013: Bob Barth and Dave Sullivan, Florida
  • 2012: Iain MacQuarrie, England
  • 2011: Don Barthelmess, California
  • 2010: Ryan Spence, Flashback Scuba, Washington
  • 2009: Aquazoo, Germany
  • 2008: The Langley Family and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Austrlia
  • 2008: Captain Don Johnson, The Lockwood Pioneer Scuba Diving Museum, Illinois
  • 2007: Sandy Lydon and Tim Thomas, California
  • 2006: Lucien Cabrolie, France, Jan de Groot, Holland, Philippe Rousseau, France
  • 2005: Colin Taylor, England
  • 2004: The Scuba Show, California
  • 2003: Beneath the Sea, New York, and Mares America, Connecticut

The Historical Diving Society Leonard Greenstone Award

The Award recognizes safety professionals, groups, organizations or companies in the fields of commercial, scientific, military or recreational diving. It was established by leonard in 1974 and supported NAUI. Leonard withdrew the Award in 1997 and had deeded it to the HDS when he passed away in 2012. The Award was re-established b ya team headed by HDS Chairman Dan Orr in 2014.

Recipients:

  • 2018: KB Associates
  • 2015: Sylvester "willy" Wilson
  • 2014: Bob Christensen
  • 1997: Withdrawn
  • 1996: Reg Vallintine
  • 1995: Dan Orr
  • 1994: Dick Long
  • 1993: Morgan Wells, Ph.D.
  • 1992: Trevor Davies
  • 1991: Paul Heinmiller
  • 1990: Karl Huggins
  • 1989: Jim Corry
  • 1988: John J. McAniff
  • 1987: Albert J. Pierce
  • 1986: James R. "Jimmy" Stewart
  • 1985: Peter B. Bennett, Ph.D., DSc.
  • 1984: Walt "Butch" Hendrick
  • 1983: Arthur J. Bachrach, Ph.D.
  • 1981: Jefferson C. Davis, M.D.
  • 1978: William High
  • 1977: Charles V. Brown, M.D.
  • 1976: Glen H. Egstrom, Ph.D.
  • 1975: Lee H. Somers, Ph.D.
  • 1974: Merrill Spncer, M.D.