Joe Porter - Founder of Wreck Diving Magazine - dies

Joe Porter - Founder of Wreck Diving Magazine - dies

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It is with deep regret and extreme sadness that we confirm that Joe Porter, founder and editor of Wreck Diving Magazine, has died.

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Joe Porter pictured at 2016 Beneath the Sea Dive Show

He passed away on the evening of Monday 6 September 2021, after fighting a battle with Covid-19.

Joe, and his ground-breaking USA publication, were much admired around the globe. In 2008, the magazine won the inaugural EUROTEK Media Award because it had educated, inspired and influenced many divers in a positive manner. 

Wreck Diving Magazine is dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives in the tragedies contained within our publication and website. 

Joe Porter was a very kind, decent, gentle man. He was always positive and rose above the politics in diving. No one ever heard him say a bad word. He was a loving father and grandfather, and a good friend to many. Many in the dive industry are mourning his passing. 

Joe Porter married his High School sweetheart, Heidi in 1976, a year after they graduated. Joe and Heidi Porter were a very devoted and strong couple and married 45 years. 

In Lieu of Flowers

Heidi Porter has requested that if you wish to send flowers at this time, please chose a charity that means something special to you, and make a donation in Joe Porter's name. 


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