GUE President Jarrod Jablonski has been named the 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year.

The award is in recognition of Jablonski’s contribution to diver training and safety, according to DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle:

“We received nominations from around the world, and Jarrod stood out because of his outstanding contributions to diver training and safety. It is our great pleasure to recognize Jarrod’s important work with this award.”

Jablonski is the president of GUE (Global Underwater Explorers) as well as president of Halcyon equipment and has served as the training director for the Woodville Karst Plain Project, where he recognized the need to provide enhanced education for cave and technical divers with a greater emphasis on safety.

Jablonski said:

“I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to DAN and Rolex for their significant contributions to the sport of scuba diving. Throughout my career, both DAN and Rolex have remained prominent voices for underwater excellence. I’m very honored to join such a prestigious group of award recipients.”

With Rolex supporting many of DAN’s activities and initiatives, Jablonski’s award includes a specially engraved Oyster Perpetual Submariner watch.

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