NEW INDUCTEES

We're excited to welcome the latest members of our hall of fame, starting with the incoming group of inductees for this year. They will join the ranks of diving’s elite during our big annual ceremony.


John Thet (Mayanmar for the Asian Region)

John Thet (Mayanmar for the Asian Region)

Significant Career Achievement and Industry Contribution.

Starting in 1993 from his base in Singapore, John Thet has gradually and consistently developed several multi media organizations dedicated to the promotion of safe recreational and scientific scuba diving, and the conservation of the worlds oceans.

Claudio Guardabassi (Brazil)

Claudio Guardabassi (Brazil)

Significant Career Achievement and Industry Contribution

Mr. Claudio Guardabassi is a visionary businessperson and diver, who over several decades successfully developed a recreational and commercial diving operation in Brazil. His vision of the future and understanding the customer needs, allowed him establish a series of very successful companies. Several generations of well-trained dive-masters, instructors, dive center managers, dive center owners and dive manufacturers, started their diving careers under Mr. Guardabassi supervision and guidance. 

Nominated by Claudio Brandileone, Paulo Koch, and Milton Marinho

Margo Peyton (USA)

Margo Peyton (USA)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry contribution.

Driven by the desire to share her love and passion for the ocean with her own kids, Margo began to research family-friendly dive resorts around the world. Having discovered none, she founded and developed Family Dive Adventures and Kids Sea Camp, which provides places where families can go and dive together, “giving them a week that they’ll remember forever.”

Eric Sala (Spain)

Eric Sala (Spain)

Significant Career Achievement and/or Industry contribution.

Enric Sala is a former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life, and quit academia to become a full-time conservationist as a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Sala’s present goals are to help protect critical marine ecosystems worldwide, and to develop new business models for marine conservation. He also produces documentary films and other media to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy environment, and to inspire country leaders to protect more of the natural world.

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