Al Hornsby Receives DEMA’s 2017 Reaching Out Award

The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is pleased to announce that Al Hornsby is a 2017 recipient of DEMA’s Reaching Out Award. The new inductee to DEMA’s Hall of Fame was honored at this year’s DEMA Awards Party in Orlando, Florida.

First presented in 1989, DEMA’s Reaching Out Award honors leaders in the diving community whose significant contributions have elevated the sport of scuba diving and the dive industry on all levels.

Al joins an extraordinary list of distinguished past Honorees

Read more, see Al’s official Reaching Out Award video and Acceptance Speech


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Al Hornsby

Al Hornsby

Al Hornsby is a well-known diving and wildlife photographer, author and environmental advocate. Having learned to dive at the age of 12 when his family moved to the Pacific island of Guam, the course of his life has been driven by his combined loves of diving, wildlife and the natural world.

Al is PADI’s Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs.

Along with hundreds of published magazine articles, Al has authored two books, This Is the Caribbean and The Retail Dive Store: Management and Operations, and co-authored a third, Diving With Sharks. His ocean-related poetry is included in the anthology, Poets of the Deep, and he released an original music album, “Dolphin’s Dance” in 1990.

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