Zale Parry , 2000
Zale began diving in 1951 using one of the first imported Aqualungs. She helped run the first hyperbaric chamber for civilian divers in California; set a woman’s depth record to 209 feet (1954); and became the third female instructor to graduate from the LA County UICC program. She is best known as the underwater damsel in distress in the TV series Sea Hunt. She is currently working on a book about the roots of diving in America. In 1999 she received WSA’s Woman Diver of the Year Award.