Hello Fellow Diving Enthusiast,
I am delighted to announce the official foundation of the Northwest Diving
History Association, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, registered and licensed in the State of Washington. Decades of
talking about this idea, and the past 18 months of due diligence and focused planning, have brought us to this point.
Mission: “Preserve the History of Scuba Diving in Our North Pacific Region.”
Throughout the North
Pacific’s coastal and inland cold-water diving region, from Northern California to Alaska, there are scores of diving
memorabilia collections that are looking for a home. These valuable private collections include old books, magazines, local
dive club newsletters, unique artwork and cartoons, and lots of old photos. Some collections include unique, and valuable,
artifacts that were gathered underwater by our favorite “underwater scroungers.” There are also countless stories
to be told, some are very funny “sea stories,” some are in the category of “stupid ideas,” and many
are valuable documentations of our diving history.
The Museum Project:
The NWDHA is developing the
museum to feature our Northwest Diving History. We will feature the people and their stories, as well as exhibits of vintage
diving equipment, books, magazines, photos and other memorabilia. Throughout our region, there are many diving pioneers that
have not gained notoriety in the industry, however their contributions to the diving community have been invaluable. We will
share their stories and achievements with you, and honor them, because they deserve to be recognized.
Please join us this inaugural year of 2012 as a CHARTER MEMBER. You’ll have opportunities to share
your stories, including your favorite “Sea Stories,” assist on committees and be an important part of this historic