ABOUT

ABOUT

The Ministry of Tourism in the Cayman Islands paved the way for the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame to be established in 2000. Our founders are leaders in diving from both the Cayman Islands and the United States. Ever since our inaugural class of 17, we have brought our newest members out for a stay on our islands and a ceremony in their honour. The ISDHF partners with the Historical Diving Society.

These members maintain the high standards of our organization and oversee our annual ceremonies. They are internationally recognised for their contributions above and below the surface. 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Broadbelt

Steve Broadbelt

Chairman

Steve has served to promote the dive industry with contributions made through multi years on the CITA Watersports Sector, CITA Board and as CITA President. He is the founder of the concept of the Dive 365 program, instrumental in many years promoting Grand Cayman diving through the Social media with both Private and Public Sectors. He is a valued advisor to DOT and Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism. He is also a major contributor to the development and promotion of diving on the East End of Grand Cayman.

Mr. Cline

Mr. Cline

Executive Director

Mr. Cline brings over 30 years of experience to this role as he owns and manages a scuba diving marketing firm, Cline Group, and has served on the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman and many other board committees.

Anthony Scott

Anthony Scott

Board Member

Anthony Scott grew up in Cayman Brac next to the water and has always loved all types of water sports – swimming, free diving, (no mask), belly board surfing and of course fishing.  In 1964 at the age of 17, he finished school and worked for a few months in Little Cayman at Southern Cross Club taking care of and repairing fishing reels, spear guns and taking guests on snorkeling trips.  After this he went to work at Buccaneers Inn in Cayman Brac, also operating snorkeling trips for the guests.

Suzy Soto

Suzy Soto

Board Member

 

Alongside her previous husband, Eric Bergstrom, Suzy Soto founded the Tortuga Club, which opened in 1963 in East End. Affectionately coined her “dream resort,” Suzy also oversaw the hostelry’s front-of-house functions and did the hiring. Today, East End is integral to the eastern districts, growing faster than anywhere else.

Suzy has been in business and is often referred to as one of Cayman’s original “women in business” – for over 50 years and displays no suggestion of slowing down. Additionally, she is an author who published her first narrative – a biography of Bob Soto (whom she later married). Suzy also published a cookbook in 1995.

Ronnie W. Anglin

Ronnie W. Anglin

Board Member

 

Mr. Ronnie Anglin was born at the George Town Hospital on 29 August 1959 and grew up in West Bay, going to Teacher Redley’s school and then the West Bay Primary school before moving on to the George Town High School. He completed the Hotel Management certification at ICCI in 1986.

Kent Dalmain Eldemire

Kent Dalmain Eldemire

Board Member

KENT DALMAIN ELDEMIRE is a 10th Generation Cardinal Caymanian who has a deep and abiding love of the Ocean. He is a Conservationist, Environmentalist and Master Diver. He was instrumental in implementing Marine Parks in the Cayman Islands. He was a founding member and President 1981-1982 of the Cayman Islands Water Sports Association, whereby he implemented various rules and regulations for safe diving. He pledges to promote the strengths and wisdoms that have been passed on to us and to the future generations of the Cayman Islands.He was a local Honouree inducted to the International Scuba Hall of fame in 2017.

**By virtue of their position on the Board, all members have a vested interest in the scuba diving community, but several serve on the Board as ex officio members, as a result of their appointment to positions within the Cayman Islands diving industry. These positions are; the Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism; President, Cayman Islands National Watersports Association; and President, Cayman Islands Watersports Operators Association. Adding to the scope of the Board, the President of the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association, the international trade association for the diving industry, also serves on the Board in an ex officio capacity. Ex Officio members serve for a time that coincides with their term to their appointed position.

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