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International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Announces Newest Inductees

The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) has announced four new members that will join its ranks in 2019.

As selected by the board of directors, the latest inductees include Emmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer and producer Johnathan Bird (USA), pioneer in manufacturing dive retail products Lee Selisky (USA), hyperbaric medicine expert Dr. Adel Mohamed Taher (Egypt) and conservationist Hussain “Sendi” Rasheed (Maldives).

The new ISDHF members will be officially inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame during an awards ceremony and dinner held in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands on October 4th, 2019.

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

Caymans Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell said:

“After another record breaking 2018 for Cayman Islands tourism overall, our dive operators and partners project 2019 to be another exceptional year for the industry, which can be credited, in part, to the scuba diving pioneers and their historic legacies that have helped maintain our destination’s reputation as the leading spot to practice the sport of recreational diving. For nearly twenty years, the Cayman Islands continues to showcase some of the world’s greatest dive leaders through the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, highlighting their achievements and innovation for the industry, while allowing visitors to create long-lasting diving memories.”

To learn more about the 2019 ISDHF inductees, go to

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Announces Newest Inductees
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Announces Newest Inductees
John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.