Saturday 14 December, 2019

DOT announces new inductees to International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

Tom Ingram of the United States is one of the inductees.

Tom Ingram of the United States is one of the inductees.

The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) and the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) have announced that four new members will be inducted into the prestigious 2020 Hall of Fame.

To commemorate the IDSHF’s 20th anniversary, the Minister of Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell has announced the Hall of Fame will see its permanent home at the historic Pedro St James starting in 2020.

Hand-picked by the ISDHF board of directors, the latest inductees include Tom Ingram (United States of America), Jill Heinerth (Canada), Jim Gatacre (Canada) and Avi Klapfer (Israel for Cocos Island), who will officially join fellow esteemed dive industry pioneers taking the plunge to help cultivate and revolutionize the sport of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands and throughout the world.

On September 25, 2020, the newest ISDHF members will be inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame during an official ceremony and dinner held in the Cayman Islands.

"In honour of the 20th anniversary of The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, it makes perfect sense to announce its permanent home at the historic Pedro St. James in Grand Cayman. The ISDHF strives to celebrate key dive industry leaders and Pedro St. James provides an opportunity to honour these individuals while spreading awareness of the sport to diversifying target markets," said Mr Kirkconnell.

"For twenty years and beyond, the Cayman Islands continues to highlight the ever-growing achievements of the world's greatest leaders in the international dive industry through the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame."

Established by the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism in 2000, the ISDHF celebrates dive industry leaders who have contributed to the success of recreational scuba diving worldwide through innovation and advancements made in the areas of dive tourism, equipment design, dive safety, inclusivity, exploration, adventure, innovation and more.

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