|NICK ICORN at Sole Searcher's on Monday|
Posted by Shawn Broes on January 07, 2010 at 12:35:55:|
NICK ICORN, "Keeper of the Flame" will be our speaker this Monday evening. We meet at El Torito in Pasadena at 6:30; presentation to begin around 7:30.
Nick was part of the first formal Underwater Instructors Course. He holds Instructor certifications from the YMCA, Los Angeles County, NAUI, SSI, PADI and NASDS. In 1969 he became the first Executive Director of PADI developing programs and standards. Under his leadership their instructor base went from 234 to over 12,000 worldwide. He wrote numerous training manuals for the industry including the first, “Standards and Procedures Manual,” and the “Basic Scuba Course,” and the, “Course Director’s Manual.”
He worked for many of the US diving manufacturers including US Cavalero, Ocean Dynamics, Healthways, US Divers, and Sherwood Selpac as an engineer helping in the design evolution of diving equipment.
His honors include two NOGI awards, the DEMA Reaching Out Award, The California Scuba Service Award, the Conrad Limbaugh Memorial Award, International Legends of Diving Award, and is a member of the NAUI Hall of Honor.
He has volunteered hundreds of hours lecturing on the evolution of diving, and often displays pieces from his vast collection of vintage diving equipment.
Oh, and he will be inducted into the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in Grand Cayman just days after our meeting!
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