The SSI Platinum Pro5000 Diver award is to recognize the world’s most elite water explorers in the industry. The list of recipients is a “who’s who” of diving, containing the world’s most prominent dive leaders, scientists, photographers, manufacturers, retailers, and resort operators.
The roots of the Platinum Pro 5000 Diver level go back to 1992, with the introduction of the SSI Century Diver card, the first card in the industry earned for making 100 dives. It was such a hit that SSI announced it would create additional cards for 500 and 1000 dives.
SSI and Skin Diver Magazine decided to recognize these people at a grand and formal event at the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show, the world’s largest diving show. What makes the SSI Platinum Pro5000 Diver award so special is that it’s all about diving and recognizes the most prestigious scuba divers, education instructors, and programs in the world.
This year at DEMA, Assistant Director for Scuba Diving Instruction, Genevieve Sparg, with the Office of Recreation and Wellness at Nova Southeastern University, was inducted into the prestigious Platinum Pro5000 awards on November 18, 2016 —by diving 5,000 times.
To put 5,000 dives into perspective—it takes 500 dives a year for 10 years, or 100 dives a year for 50 years—a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the sport. NSU Congratulates Genevieve for her great work.
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