New Inductees

We're excited to welcome the latest members of our hall of fame, starting with the incoming group of inductees for this year. They will join the ranks of diving’s elite during our big annual ceremony.

JOHNATHAN BIRD (USA)

JONATHAN BIRD (USA)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry Contribution

Jonathan Bird founded Oceanic Research Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization promoting conservation of the world’s oceans in 1990.

LEE SELISKY (USA)

LEE SELISKY (USA)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry Contribution

Lee Selisky started diving in Lake Superior and became fascinated with wreck diving and the history of the sunken vessels. He took numerous NAUI courses through the mid 1970’s and 80’s and could be found wreck diving most weekends.

DR. ADEL MOHAMED TAHER (EGYPT)

DR. ADEL MOHAMED TAHER (EGYPT)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry Contribution

Dr. Adel Mohamed Taher is considered one of the top world experts in hyperbaric medicine, receiving his Medicine and Surgery MB, BC h, from Cairo University in 1982.

HUSSAIN 'SENDI' RASHEED (REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES)

HUSSAIN 'SENDI' RASHEED (REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry Contribution

Hussain Rasheed (known as Sendi Rasheed) was the first PADI Instructor Trainer in the Republic of Maldives and a key figure in developing diving tourism there