New Early Pioneers

The people you see here embody the same spirit as the early pioneers who are already part of our hall of fame. They have all been on the front lines at one point or another for the sport of diving.

ASSOCIATION OF DIVING INSTRUCTORS (PADI)

ASSOCIATION OF DIVING INSTRUCTORS (PADI)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry Contribution

Starting in the basement of an Illinois house in 1966, PADI became the world’s largest recreational dive training agency with locations in more than 165 counties and territories.