Celebrating the HDS USA 30th Anniversary, 1992 – 2022

The Journal of Diving History presents Santa Barbara Divers Reunion on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 6 – 10 pm at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara, California.


Reunion Welcoming Reception: Friday, October 21, 2022 • 6 – 10 pm
No host bar at Salty’s at the Beach, upstairs above the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Reunion Exclusive Presentation: Saturday October 22, 2022 • 1 pm
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

“Human Exploration of the Hadal Zone – The Oceans Deepest Frontier” with Triton Submersible’s Co-Founder Patrick Lahey of Five Deeps Expedition. Registered Reunion ticket holders only. No general public admission.

Divers Reunion Banquet: Saturday, October 22, 2022 • 6 – 10 pm
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Registered Reunion ticket holders only.

Introducing the Deepwater Diving Monument Project, Presented by Don Barthelmess, Paul Guiver, Leslie Leaney and Tony Sexton

2022 HDS USA E.R. Cross Award presentation to Kevin Hardy

2022 HDS USA Nick Icorn Diving Heritage Award to David Dekker

Remembering HDS USA Advisory Board members Ernie Brooks, Lad Handelman, and Bob Kirby

Catering by Anchor Rose of Santa Barbara.

Divers Reunion Banquet tickets $75. Visit the event page for more information.

Patrick Lahey is the co-founder of Triton Submarines. During a 40 year long career in the underwater business, Patrick has participated in the manufacture, testing and operation of numerous underwater vehicles and diving systems including over 60 human occupied submersibles. In his role at Triton Submarines, Patrick has overseen the development of their entire range of submersibles, including the Triton 36,000/2 (named Limiting Factor), which is the first and only full ocean depth capable submersible to be fully accredited by an internationally recognized third party classification society and intended for daily use at any depth. Patrick has made five dives to the Mariana Trench. During the certification dive in the Mariana Trench in 2019, Patrick together with the DNV surveyor, Jonathan Struwe, completed the world’s deepest ever salvage operation at 35,853 feet (10,928 meters).

Conference organizers: Leslie Leaney, Carol Kallman & Bonnie Toth

For further information contact info@hds.org