Michael Menduno/M2 is the editor-in-chief of Global Underwater Explorer’s InDepth online magazine and an award-winning journalist and technologist who has written about diving and diving technology for more than 30 years. He coined the term “technical diving.” His magazine aquaCORPS: The Journal for Technical Diving (1990-1996), helped usher tech diving into mainstream sports diving and he produced the first Tek, EUROTek and ASIATek Conferences and Rebreather Forums 1.0 & 2.0.
In addition to InDepth, Menduno serves as an editor/reporter for DAN Europe’s Alert Diver magazine, a contributing editor for X-Ray mag, and is a staff writer for DeeperBlue.com. In addition to being on the board of the Historical Diving Society (USA), he is a member of the Rebreather Training Council.
Michael received the OZTEK Media Excellence Award in 2011, the EUROTek Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the TEKDive USA Media Award in 2018. In addition to tech and cave diving, he is a passionate U.S. Masters swimmer.