Flying in from the States to deliver several presentations on the cutting edge of our sport will be the diver who coined the term “technical diving”, Michael Menduno.
Alongside his considerable accomplishments as a pioneer of mixed-gas diving as it emerged from US cave-diving, Menduno was founder and editor of the influential magazine AquaCORPS from 1990 to 1996. He also founded and produced the original technical diving conferences Tek, EuroTek (with Diver’s Bernard Eaton) and AsiaTek, as well as Rebreather Forums 1.0 and 2.0.
Menduno has gone on reporting on diving and diving technology ever since those early years. These days he is Editor-in-Chief of Indepth, the scuba-diving blog run by Global Underwater Explorers (GUE). He received the OZTEK Media Excellence Award in 2011, the EUROTek Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the TEKDive USA Media Award in 2018.