Passing of Dr. Glen H. Egstrom

Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society
by Steve Barnett, President
1990 Rolex Scholar

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dr. Glen H. Egstrom passed quietly at home facing the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by family on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Glen was a highly-regarded researcher, educator, mentor, and friend to the diving community.

The Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society was privileged to have Glen as a Founding Director.  Over the past 45+ years, Glen championed the idea of providing young people with opportunities and experiences related to the underwater world through the Society’s scholarships and internships.

Wednesday, October 16th would be Glen’s 91st birthday.  His daughters invite friends and family to raise a toast and cherish a memory, wherever you are on that day.  Let’s send a wave of love around the planet.

Family has requested that any cash memorials be made to the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society for the establishment of an internship in Dr. Egstrom’s name. 


About Gene Muchanski

Executive Director at Dive Industry Association. Board Member at Dive Industry Foundation. Marketing Consultant to the Diving Industry. I have been a certified Scuba Diver since I was 15 years old and have been a passionate waterman for as long as I can remember.
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