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Divers Mourn the Loss of Wayne Hasson of Aggressor Adventures

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd January 2020

Captain Wayne Hasson President of Aggressor Adventures 1949 – 2020 Captain Wayne Hasson of Naples, FL, passed away on January 17 at Avow Hospice at age 70.  Wayne was a family man, Marine, scuba diver extraordinaire and instructor, boat captain, pilot, world traveler and true pioneer in the scuba …

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Diving Icon Hans Hass 1919-2013

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th June 2013

For some it was Jacques Cousteau, for others, DIVER Publisher Phil Nuytten among them, it was Hans Hass who triggered interest in the ocean world and SCUBA diving. The Austrian diving legend and pioneer died June 16 at age 94. A service was held June 22nd at the Hietzing …

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Dive pioneer and surf icon Bob Meistrell dies

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th June 2013

Bob Meistrell, cofounder of Body Glove has died aged 84. Meistrell reportedly died from a heart attack aboard his boat, Disappearance, near Catalina Island, California. With twin brother Bill, who predeceased him in 2006, they created the first commercially viable neoprene wetsuit from their ‘Dive n’ Surf’ store, believed …

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Remembering Ron Taylor

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

DIVER salutes Ron Taylor, diver, pioneer underwater filmmaker and champion of our ocean world The world diving community has lost a charter member with the death September 9 of Australian underwater filmmaker Ron Taylor, at age 78. In partnership with his wife Valerie, Taylor focused his life work on …

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The Prince of Gases

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2011

Recently the diving industry lost Dr. R.W. ‘Bill’ Hamilton (1930-2011), whose intellect, compassion and love of life, will not soon be forgotten. Text by Joel Silverstein   Rarely in life do we encounter someone who was as impressive yet unassuming, humble, and gracious as R.W. ‘Bill’ Hamilton, Ph.D. On …

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