WRSTC News and Information
After several years in formation, the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) held it’s first official meeting at DEMA 2002 in Las Vegas, NV.
Representatives from every WRSTC Member Council were in attendance. Members of RSTC Europe, the C-Card Council (Japan), RSTC Canada and the US-based RSTC attended the meeting.
The first order of business for the WRSTC is the approval of a global Open Water Diver standard and discussion on the draft standard was the main topic of the meeting. Each Member Council gave its input into the draft standard.
Additionally, it was decided to simultaneously develop a global Instructor standard.
Ken Brock retired as the Coordinator for the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) after 16 years. Ken has been retired from Anthony?s Scuba Center in Tampa, FL since 1996 and now wishes to truly enjoy retirement. Ken plans on spending more time with his wife April, his children, his grandchildren, as well as doing what he loves to do most, travel.
In addition to co-coordinating the RSTC meeting for the past 16 years Ken also handled inquiries about RSTC. Some of Ken?s accomplishments throughout his 42 years in the dive industry include:
- First National Director of the YMCA Scuba program
- Executive Director of NAUI
- One of the founding members of the National Scuba Training Council the (predecessor of RSTC)
- Consultant to Israel Minister of Tourism in 1974 & 1975
- 1988-1996 Manager of Anthony’s Scuba Center in Tampa, Florida
- Have certified or had a hand in training some of diving?s best known instructors. Tom Mount, Peter Hughes, Sheck Exley (Deceased), and Rick Frehsee
- 1993 Recipient of Scuba School International’s Pro 5000 Diver Award.
- Listed in Best’s Publication of Who’s Who in Scuba
In addition to coordinating the RSTC meeting for the past 16 years, Ken also handled inquires about RSTC. Ken was beneficial in developing the World Recreational Scuba Training Council web site (www.wrstc.com) in 2001. The site not only contains information on RSTC and RSTC Standards, it also has information about affiliated agencies throughout the world.
Ken will be missed by all of the participants of the RSTC and those individuals who came in contact with him over the past 42 years. The RSTC Board of Directors all wish him the very best with his retirement and time with April. Next time you see a motor home driving down the highway wave, as it just might be Ken and April.
The Adobe PDF files for the WRSTC Member Council Application and the WRSTC Member Council Application General Information have been posted to the Downloads section of the site.
Member Council Application
Member Council Application Information
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