Need a reason to visit the Cayman Islands? How about the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Ceremony?
The date for this annual induction ceremony has been set for September 30, 2016, in the supremely beautiful Cayman Islands.
Visitors who can make the trek will find themselves surrounded by a long roster of a “who’s who” in the scuba diving community.
The induction and ceremony are known as one of the biggest scuba diving events of the year and serve as a unique opportunity to learn more about the people who have made huge contributions to the diving industry.
While the specific events that coincide with the induction are still being finalized, the honorees and inductees have been announced, and will be recognized at the event for their global contributions.
Among 2016’s inductees is legendary film producer and cinematographer Ramon Bravo, who made a name for himself for his creative work as a leading pioneer for the underwater filmmaking community.
He is also known as a staunch environmentalist. He made big steps in environmental causes in his native Mexico, despite being censored or discouraged, and has paved the way for a wealth of underwater videographers to flourish.
Another inductee for the 2016 ceremony is Dr. Joe MacInnis of Toronto, Canada. This honoree rose to fame as the first person to explore the ocean waters beneath the treacherous North Pole.
As a result of his efforts, as well as his push for more research projects in the area, numerous expeditions have been led in the freezing Artic Ocean waters, uncovering a wealth of new information on this remote and yet environmentally valuable spot.
Additional honorees include the lesser-known and yet significant early pioneers of scuba diving, including a trio of Japanese scuba divers and developers named Riichi Watanichi, Kanezo Ogushi and Kyuhachi Kataoka.
Though these three figures are relatively unheard of in Western Europe, they were pivotal in diving advancements and technologies that have made the sport safer and more accessible for divers all around the world. A solid example is Ohgushi’s Peerless Respirator, which is an invention that has been seen as an innovative advancement for divers everywhere.
The ceremony and dinner itself will be a grand congregation of the world’s leading scuba divers, and in the days before and after the event, guests can soak up the beauty of the Grand Caymans at their leisure.
The Grand Caymans are known for being home to some of the best visibility conditions and unique sites in the world, and the site is perfect for a celebration of scuba diving.
And even though the details of the event itself are being finalized, divers can start by making their travel plans to the area.
An overview of the event, the honorees, the destination and even the past inductees who have made the cut can be found online at http://www.caymanislands.ky/eventsoffers/scubadivinghalloffame.aspx.
So if you’ve been dreaming of an opportunity to visit the Grand Caymans, as well as a chance to rub elbows with some of the biggest and brightest names in the scuba diving world, this is your chance.
A unique trip that will inspire both beginning and experienced divers alike, this event is a great way to celebrate the important feats and projects that have been accomplished by the diving community, worldwide.