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Mr. Ric Powell

Wrong Ric Powell?

President and Co-Founder

Underwater Adventure Seekers Dive Club
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Black Dolphin Divers of Richmond, VA
www.blackdolphindivers.com, 30 Aug 2014 [cached]
Ric Powell, NABS' first president and co-founder Underwater Adventure Seekers Dive Club (UAS)
Scuba Diving, National Association of Black Scuba Divers About NABS
www.nabsdivers.org, 18 Nov 2014 [cached]
The National Association of Black Scuba Divers(NABS) was established in 1991 by Ric Powell and Dr A. Jose Jones.
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Ric Powell and Dr. Jones were two of the earliest African-Americans to become certified divers, and their collaboration resulted in the creation of NABS which purpose was to foster camaraderie among African American divers, and to address the unique problems and concerns of the African-American community.
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Ric Powell
Through his efforts and those of ...
www.scubahistory.com, 19 July 2001 [cached]
Through his efforts and those of Ric Powell, in Miami, the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) became reality in January of 1991.
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For more information about the founders of NABS, check out the Diver's Profiles for Dr. A. Jose Jones and Ric Powell
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Ric Powell
It is only fitting that our first diver's profile be of NABS president, Ric Powell.Ric Powell is truly one of the pioneers of diving in the United States and is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced black divers in the world.His formal training began three decades ago when he complede the U.S Navy Underwater Swimmers School in 1962.Since then, he as become a NAUI Instructor (#3479) and a PADI Instructor (OWSI 2934).
Ric has been instrumental in spreading scuba diving to thousands of students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to learn the sport.He has been an instructor at California State University, Los Angeles; Compton Community College, Compton; Kennedy-King College and Olne-Harvey College in Chicago, IL; and the University of South Florida in Tampa.He also served as a scuba instructor at Club Med Fort Royal in Guadelupe, F.W.I. In addition, Ric has been a member of many scuba clubs, including the Sea Urchins, Chicago; U. of South Florida Scuba Club, Tampa; and the Sub-Pacific Dive Club, Los Angeles in which he was one of the pioneer members.
Additionally, Ric instructed in the Turn on to Aquatics (TOTA) classes in cooperation with the Department of Recreation and Parks of the City of Los Angeles, which was designed to give the knowledge and experience necessary to safely enjoy the sport of snorkeling and scuba diving to men and women age 15 and older.
Ric's work has not gone unnoticed, for he has received many awards and letters of recognition for his unselfish work with inner-city youth and for his efforts to bring scuba diving to blacks.In 1975 he was named "Diver of the Year" by they University of South Florida Scuba Diving Club.
The latest in Ric Powell's many endeavors is co-founding the National Association of Black Scuba Divers with Dr. A. Jose Jones, founder of the Underwater Adventure Seekers (UAS) of Washington, D.C.Ric was selected as NABS' first president at the Association's first symposium held in Washington, D.C. in February of this year.
Ric Powell
www.nabsdivers.org, 26 May 2006 [cached]
Ric Powell is truly one of the pioneers of diving in the United States and is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced black divers in the world. His formal training began over three decades ago when he completed the U.S. Navy Underwater Swimmers School in 1962. Since then, he has become a NAUI instructor and a PADI instructor.
Ric has been instrumental in spreading scuba diving to thousands of students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to learn the sport. He has been an instructor at California State University, Los Angeles; Compton Community College; Kennedy-King College and Olne-Harvey College in Chicago; and the University of South Florida in Tampa. He also served as a scuba instructor at Club Med Fort Royal in Guadeloupe, F.W.I.
Additionally, Ric instructed in the Turn on to Aquatics (TOTA) classes in cooperation with the Department of Recreation and Parks of the City of Los Angeles, which was designed to give the knowledge and experience necessary to safely enjoy the sport of snorkeling and scuba diving to men and women age 15 and older.
Ric's work has not gone unnoticed, for he has received many awards and letters of recognition for his unselfish work with inner-city youth and for his efforts to bring scuba diving to blacks. In 1975 he was named "Diver of the Year" by the University of South Florida Scuba Diving Club.
One of Ric Powell's many endeavors is co-founding the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. Ric was selected as NABS' first president at the Association's first symposium held in Washington, D.C. in February 1991.
Scuba America Historical Center - History of NABS
www.divinghistory.com, 6 Feb 2007 [cached]
Ric Powell, NABS first president
Underwater Adventure Seekers Dive Club (UAS)
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Through his efforts and those of Ric Powell, in Miami, the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) became a reality.
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