Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) and Halcyon President Jarrod Jablonski has been named the 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year in recognition of his contribution to diver training and safety.

According to DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle: “We received nominations from around the world, and Jarrod stood out because of his outstanding contributions to diver training and safety. It is our great pleasure to recognize Jarrod’s important work with this award.”

As well as his roles within GUE and Halcyon, Jablonski has also served as the training director for the Woodville Karst Plain Project, where he recognized the need to provide enhanced education for cave and technical divers with a greater emphasis on safety.

Jablonski said: “I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to DAN and Rolex for their significant contributions to the sport of scuba diving. Throughout my career, both DAN and Rolex have remained prominent voices for underwater excellence. I’m very honoured to join such a prestigious group of award recipients.”

With Rolex supporting many of DAN’s activities and initiatives, Jablonski’s award includes a specially engraved Oyster Perpetual Submariner watch.

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