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Dr. Ray M.


Vone Vice President / Underwater Engineer / Diver


Pompano Beach, FL

Member since:

March 27, 2010

Please tell us more about your diving experience and certification level including number of dives made and maximum depth.

I may well have taught the first civilian SCUBA training course in 1952 at Scripps. I taught SCUBA there, at Texas A and M, at Florida Atlantic for no agency, then for NASDS and PADI until about 1990.

Have you been involved with reef restoration or underwater archaeology before?

My students & I repaired the Boca Reef destroyed by tugboat cable which raked across 3.5 acres of the Third Reef. As far as I can determine by follow-up diving, we were almost 100% able to repair hard corals, whips & seafans, but no basket sponges.

How much time would you expect to devote to volunteering?

As much as other projects and health allow.

How can we make a difference in our oceans?

Research and Conservation are the cornerstones which support the history and ecology of our oceans.

What special skills can you bring to the team?

I have about 50 years of oceanographic and ocean engineering experience and have given way over 1000 lectures on marine and science subjects. I developed underwater cementing techniques for hard and soft corals.


I am VP of Vone & have been diving with them since the start. Began diving in Oct 1951 in LaJolla, CA. I am a member of Platinum Pro 5000 dives & have dived the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans & the Gulf of Mexico a & Caribbean Sea.

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