Nominations sought for scuba hall of fame

Dive enthusiasts and their supporters pose at the annual awards for the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in 2018. Back row: Denise Walton, Stephen Frink, Captain Spencer Slate, Thomas Tailliez, Arlene Cole, Minister Moses Kirkconnell, Wulf Koehler, Svetlana Murashkina, Jessica Harvey and Michael Tibbetts. Front row: Joshua Weaver and Rickeem Lashley. - Photos: Maggie Jackson

The Ministry and Department of Tourism have issued a call for nominations for honourees in the 2019 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

Honourees are people who have made a significant contribution to scuba and water sports in the Cayman Islands through development, promotion, positive environmental impact or education, according to a news release.

“World-class diving and the Cayman Islands are synonymous around the world, not solely because of our natural environment, but because of the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to provide an exceptional experience for enthusiasts,” said Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell. “These individuals make significant contributions to our tourism product, and I encourage everyone in the community to put forward nominations for individuals who deserve recognition.”

The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame recognises pioneers who have made outstanding contributions to the recreational scuba diving industry. The gala awards dinner takes place on Friday, 4 Oct.

To nominate an individual, visit The deadline for submissions is noon on Monday, 26 Aug.