Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences Announces 2018 NOGI Award Recipients and Scholarships

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Submitted by Matthew Meier on 15 August, 2018 - 22:09

“NOGI Award is the oldest and most prestigious award in the recreational diving world, recognizing individuals who have made significant career contributions to the sport, the industry and the world in the Arts, the Sciences, the Environment, Sports/Education and through Distinguished Service,” stated Dan Orr, AUAS President.

The 2018 NOGI Awards will be presented at the 58thannual NOGI Awards Gala Banquet at the DEMA Show host hotel, the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

At this year’s Gala, we will be celebrating the 2018 NOGI Award recipients: Marty Snyderman (Arts), Dr. Michael Gernhardt (Science), Dr. Sally Bauer (Sports/Education), Dr. John Ogden (Environment) and Peter Hughes (Distinguished Service). Registration for the NOGI Awards Gala Banquet is now open and tickets can be purchased through the AUAS website at

The AUAS also offers two annual scholarships, the Zale Parry Scholarship and the AUAS/DAN Diving Medicine Scholarship. The deadlines for both scholarships is September 15, 2018. All inquiries can be sent to

The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences is a 501(c)3 non-profit, international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to recognizing pioneers and leaders who have had a significant impact on the exploration, enjoyment, safety and preservation of the underwater world. The AUAS is committed to supporting its members as they pass on the stewardship of the sea to future generations.

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