April 17, 2020

The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has presented our industry and our world with an unprecedented set of challenges. With an industry that is built upon outdoor experiences, and exists to inspire and enable divers to see and experience the underwater worl...

March 25, 2020

Alese Pechter passed away of metastatic cancer of unknown origin. She died peacefully at home with her family surrounding her. The funeral was in New York and she now rests next to her beloved husband, Morton “Mort.”

Alese worked in the sports photography and diving wor...

September 11, 2019

In the early morning hours of September 2nd a fire broke out aboard the dive boat Conception as it was anchored off Santa Cruz Island. 34 people lost their

lives and an entire global diving community is doing the best it can to cope , to understand , to unite so the hea...

January 30, 2019

The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) today announced four new members that will join the prestigious ranks of the 2019 Hall of Fame. As selected by the board of directors, the latest inductees include Johnathan Bird, Lee Selisky, Dr. Adel Mohamed Taher a...

December 15, 2018

In 1983, hovering over a seamount in the Sea of Cortez, I trained my underwater 16mm movie camera on a giant manta ray that trailed a tangle of heavy fishing line and long-line hooks.  Descending through a cloud of scuba bubbles, Hardy Jones landed on the ray’s back, p...

December 13, 2018

The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences is deeply saddened to share the news of the recent passing of NOGI Fellow Mike Cochran (Science 2017).

Mike was a pioneer and true visionary in the field of microprocessing. While working for Texas Instruments, Mike co-invente...

November 8, 2018

DAN is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Gernhardt, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Gernhardt is a decorated NASA astronaut and a dive instructor who has worked as a professional deep-sea diver and subsea oil field project engineer. His sustained dedication...

November 3, 2018

Bev Morgan personified “pioneer”… early 1950s scuba training, development of wetsuits, influencing the design of the first scuba gear, underwater photography, and setting the bar for modern commercial diving equipment as it transitioned from hard hat to lightweight hel...

August 3, 2018

Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology—and she inspired a generation of ocean advocates—including myself. This is why I’m especially happy to learn that a new species of shark, that was identified from the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean, has been named...

June 7, 2018

Sad to say we lost Bev Morgan today!

Bev Morgan - 1932-2018NOGI recipient Arts - 1990, Sports/Education 1995,


Link to book on Bev Morgan:         Click HERE          

Link to AUAS film on Bev Morgan:Click HER...

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