Diving Through The Decades by highly acclaimed diving historian Eric Hanauer, takes readers on an up-close and personal, decade by decade journey that highlights the inventions, events, and pioneers who transformed diving from its humble beginnings to an international sport enjoyed by millions. The comprehensive text includes personal stories, historical photographs, and insightful interviews Hanauer conducted over the course of more than 40 years with key players who laid the foundation for sport diving. These interviews transform the book from a gathering of historical facts into an intimate experience for divers who want to learn the fascinating history of their sport.
A highly respected author in the diving world, Hanauer’s first magazine article appeared in Skin Diver magazine in 1977. That launched a parallel career as a writer and photographer that took him around the globe in the heyday of diving magazines. Hanauer also produced pieces for Dive Training, Fathoms, Scubapro Diving and Snorkeling, Scuba Times, and Sport Diver. His byline has appeared in more than 1,000 articles, many reprinted internationally. The recipient of the prestigious NOGI (New Orleans Grand Isle) Award in Sports/Education in 2019 presented by the Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hanauer has written four other books: The Egyptian Red Sea, Diving Pioneers, Diving Micronesia, and Immersion, a corporate history of Aqua Lung.