- Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:41
- Written by John Tapley
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From the vivid imagination of Jules Verne to the inspiration and ingenuity of Jacques Cousteau and to modern advances in science, diving carries a rich history. One of many organizations to celebrate the historical significance of SCUBA, The Historical Diving Society (HDS), is hosting its annual conference with an exciting four day event! The celebration begins October 4 at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelpia, PA with an opening opportunity to meet and greet with fellow history lovers. The conference kicks off at 9 a.m. at Divers Academy International in Erial, NJ, with educational presentations by acclaimed SCUBA history experts Georgann and Mike Wachter, Glenn Butler, Bernie Chowdhury, Bob Rusnak, and Bob Croft; a demonstration by Diving Academy students rounds out the day at 4 p.m. The following day from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., an evening gala and banquet takes place aboard the battleship New Jersey with the legendary Stan Waterman serving as keynote speaker. The event concludes October 6 with an optional free tour of Independence Hall. Conference sponsors include Divers Academy International, Association of Diving Contractors, Bob Rusnak, American Marine Corporation, and Hammerhead Marine Services, LLC. For more information, and to register in advance, visit www.hds.org.