Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Announces Postponement of 20th Annual International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Induction

Cayman Islands 13 September 2021
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is developing a strategic plan to honor International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Class of 2020 next year
The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame’s milestone 20th Anniversary Induction, set to take place in the Cayman Islands on September 25, 2021, has been officially postponed to 2022. The Cayman Islands is following a responsibly planned phased reopening approach for its borders; therefore, for the safety of all attendees, the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) Board of Directors and the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) have taken the necessary precautions to delay the 20th Induction Ceremony to ensure a safe and proper in-person celebration. The induction ceremony has been rescheduled for September 2022 in Grand Cayman.
The Class of 2020 – Tom Ingram, Jill Heinerth, Jim Gatacre and Avi Klapfer – will be inducted at an official reception in September 2022, where they will be recognized for their devotion to Cayman culture and honored for their achievements in the scuba diving community.
“Scuba diving has been at the core of Cayman heritage for generations, and it is a great privilege to honor these amazing inductees who have contributed to the sport,” said Hon. Minister for Tourism and Transport, Mr. Kenneth Bryan. “We want to pay proper homage to these industry pioneers, and look forward to doing so next year, once we can do so safely, successfully and seamlessly.”
ISDHF officials look forward to welcoming stakeholders, esteemed guests and inductees to a ceremony that will emphasize and pay tribute to the cultural significance of scuba diving in the Cayman Islands and set the stage for another 20+ years of honor and achievements. The 2022 ceremony will also serve as the much-anticipated unveiling of the permanent home for the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, located at the iconic Pedro St. James Castle in Grand Cayman.
The ISDHF was established by the Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism in 2000 and celebrates dive industry leaders who have contributed to the success of recreational scuba diving worldwide through innovation and advancements made in the areas of dive tourism, equipment design, dive safety, inclusivity, exploration, adventure, innovation and more.
To learn more about the 2020 ISDHF inductees, please visit:
About the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 by the Ministry of Tourism of the Cayman Islands. Since the Cayman Islands is a leading pioneer in dive travel and is a premiere world destination for divers, it seemed only natural that the Cayman Islands should be home to a hall of fame honouring those people who have contributed the most to the sport of Scuba diving.
The mission of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame is to honour those people who have helped to make the sport of Scuba diving possible, safer, more popular and more enjoyable. The annual induction ceremony takes place in the Cayman Islands every year during the annual induction ceremony.
About the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands features some of the world’s best diving excursions, with each of the three islands offering different diving adventures for all skill levels. Having received countless awards for Best Overall Dive Destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic, the Cayman Islands is also home to the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, recognising dive industry pioneers since its inception in 2000. The destination is also renowned for its calm clear waters, which offer superb visibility for snorkelling and other underwater experiences.
Located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquillity of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travellers, divers, honeymooners and families. World renowned for its idyllic beaches and recognised as a sophisticated, diverse and memorable tourist destination, the Cayman Islands offers spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to or or call your local travel agent.
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