History of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
Founded in 2000 by the Cayman Islands’ Ministry of Tourism, The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame was created to establish a link between the Cayman Islands, a leading pioneer in dive travel and a premiere world destination for divers; and the dedicated enthusiasts who have contributed the most to the sport of Scuba diving the world over.
The Cayman Islands Government is committed to developing this Hall of Fame to world class standards, and to support this its founding board
of governors included representatives from the Cayman Islands as well as leaders in the diving industry in the United States.
To create a strong base of inductees, seventeen of the world’s most valuable contributors to the sport of Scuba Diving were honoured at the inaugural ceremony in October, 2000. This group was brought to the Cayman Islands for a gala weekend and an elegant dinner induction ceremony.
The current board of governors upholds this mandate, and it reaches out to all areas of world where the sport of SCUBA diving occurs to find worthy inductees.
Long term plans for establishing a physical location for the hall of fame were initiated in 2000. Hurricane Ivan, (September, 2004) delayed these plans, but it did nothing to slow down the building anticipation of an exciting Hall of Fame and museum, to be located on Grand Cayman.