DEMA's Reaching Out Award
The Reaching Out Award was first presented in 1989. The original intent was to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sport of diving by “reaching out” in some special way to improve the sport for everyone.
There are many ways to reach out and do something extraordinary for the sport. Most that have been recognized were pioneers who helped develop techniques related to their special areas of expertise. Their contributions have been made in such areas as photography, training, equipment design, publishing, travel, retailing, water safety, exploration and science.
Since its inception, the Reaching Out Award has become more than recognition of these individual achievements, it has become the industry’s HALL OF FAME. These are the leaders and heroes of our sport. They are the ones who have helped make diving what it is today. Some have greater name recognition than others, but each is, in their own way, as important to the development of diving as any other.
To become a member of the DEMA Hall Of Fame is an extraordinary achievement and is available only to those who truly deserve to be recognized for their outstanding efforts and contribution to the sport. There are many individuals whose works go unnoticed and unheralded. The form below is an opportunity for anyone in the industry to make an application either for themselves or for someone whom they believe honestly deserves to be so recognized.
Click here to view DEMA's Hall of Fame - A History of Reaching Out Award Recipients