Selisky brought that same drive and leadership to the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), serving as president and board member and guiding the association through the turbulent heyday of diving. A dedicated diver since 1967 and explorer of shipwrecks from Lake Superior to Truk Lagoon, Selisky was an early adopter and vocal proponent of nitrox in spite of the controversy that initially surrounded the gas. He was also an avid collector of dive memorabilia; his collection of diving helmets is one of the largest private collections in the world.
Selisky spent more than 50 years advancing diving technology and safety and making a difference in the lives of those he met. He passed away on July 18, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lorie, his daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Rob Nordlund, and his two granddaughters, Jamie and Jennifer. His ashes will be spread over the South Pacific.
Reflecting on his mortality in the months before his passing, Selisky said, "My work and my family make me feel my time on Earth has been worthwhile." He will be missed.
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