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Performance Freediving International Founder To Receive DAN/Rolex Diver Of The Year Award

A Freediving training pioneer – Kirk Krack – the founder and president of Performance Freediving International (PFI), will be the winner of this years DAN/Rolex Diver Of The Year Award, has learned.

Posting on the PFI Facebook page, Kirk Krack said:

“Today I was honored to receive a call from William M. Ziefle, President & CEO, Divers Alert Network, Inc. announcing that I had won the DAN Rolex Diver of the Year award for my work within the diving industry and specifically that within Freediving. I am humbled and honored by this and I would like to thank those who nominated me and those who recognized me for this.”

DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle said:

“The nominee pool this year was truly outstanding. Among them, Kirk’s enthusiastic implementation of safety protocols and support of DAN’s mission stood out as being particularly remarkable. As someone as dedicated to safety as he is to diving, Kirk is a credit to our sport. We are delighted to name him DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year.”

Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Rolex have, for nearly the last 30 years, collaborated to award one of the most prestigious honors in the diving industry – the DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award. What began as a grant to DAN in the late 1980s has grown to be an amazing list of true pioneers from the diving industry.  The official ceremony will be held at the 2016 Beneath the Sea Dive Show in Secaucus, New Jersey, on April 1-3. congratulates Kirk Krack on his nomination and winning this year’s award.

Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.