A U.S. Navy world-record setting free diver, Bob Croft, is to speak at the History of Diving Museum Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in Islamorada. The event is free.
“Testing the Waters: My Career as an Underwater Research Subject” will be presented and will focus on Croft’s career as a test subject and collaborative investigator for the US Navy. For over six years, a number of tests were performed on Croft by Navy research scientists, including blood shift during breath-hold dives, diving with prototype contact lenses, and lung and body function tests involving low oxygen and CO2.
Croft, who is considered to be the father of American freediving, was the first person to dive beyond 200 feet while breath holding. He is credited with perfecting “air-packing,” a technique that is commonly used by modern freedivers.
After the presentation, join us for a book signing and special opportunity to meet Bob Croft. Learn more about the exciting sport of freediving from the legend himself. He will also be available at the Museum on Sunday, May 1, for an additional book signing.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea.” Museum members and sponsors support educational outreach programs like the Croft presentation.
The museum is located at 82990 Overseas Highway, MM 83, bayside. For more information, call: 305-664-9737, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.DivingMuseum.org, Facebook and Twitter.