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Call for Nominations to the ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame

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The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame was established in 2004 with the first inductees being those persons who had previously received either the John B. Galletti or Tom Devine Memorial Awards.  The Hall of Fame is intended to "recognize and honor individuals whose dedication and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a life time of dedication."    Prior inductees and short biographies are available on the ADCI Website at

Nominees do not have to have been a commercial diver.  Prior recipients have represented the medical community, have developed equipment for diving, were educators, or others persons who in some other manner went on to be influential in our community.  Likewise, nationality is not a factor as there  are many prominent individuals who have been or remain active in the international community of commercial diving. Those contributions might be the development of improved and safer diving tables; new or improved equipment, enhanced safety devices, practices or procedures, better educational methods for commercial diving personnel, etc. In short - the primary qualification is that individual(s) nominated and selected must have made significant and recognizable life-long contributions to commercial diving.

When nominating an individual please remember that members of the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame are not nominated nor selected because they are popular, well known, or have merely been around a long time.  The inductees represent the best that contributors to our community have offered and are those persons who went well beyond the calling of their job or occupation to truly contribute to commercial diving in a meaningful manner that can be fully documented and verified.

Please use the attached Nominating Form to submit your nomination to the ADCI office.  Nominations will be accepted continuously until 15 September 2012.   Please keep in mind that induction to the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame is the highest honor that an individual can receive on behalf of the commercial diving industry and therefore, you honor that person through submittal of a nomination that is as thorough and well detailed as possible.  Attachments to this form are welcomed.

If you have any questions, please contact the ADCI office at 5206 FM 1960 W., Ste 202, Houston, TX  77069; Phone 281-893-8388 and request that those questions be forwarded to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

A copy of the nominations form can be found at the following link: click here

Thank you,

Ross Saxon, Ph.D.
ADCI Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Association of Diving Contractors International
5206 FM 1960 West, Ste. 202
Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (281) 893-8388
Fax: (281) 893-5118