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Welcome to the 2008 Polar Bear Club!

Fox 4 News coverage of the Polar Bear Dive..

Oldest and Bravest Diver, James May.
Interviewed by Richard Ray of Fox 4 News.

Beary Whimpy, Austin Lynch with CSSP staff
Austin is destin for the Polar Bear Hall of fame.
He is 12 years old and this is his second Polar Bear Dive!
No Whimp award for me next year! Look out for Austin in 2009 long divers!

Longest Dive (1:37), Craig Norton and family with CSSP staff
Craig has won Long Dive and Bravest in past Polar Bear Dives.
He is also a member of the Polar Bear Hall of Fame with five dives.

Glenda Hataway, the only diver to dive all seven dives.
She was also the first diver inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Beary Young, Chris Bonsal with family and CSSP staff
This was Chris's "first" dive after being certified.
He was in the water for almost an hour and is 14 years old!
Toyna, Chris,s Mom was inducted to the Hall of Fame this year

Beary Long Driving, Kory Kunkle with CSSP staff
Kory drove from Denison, Texas to be with us.

Best Represented Dive Shop, Internation Scuba.
Local dive shop owner Patti Stewart with CSSP Staff.
Patti was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year as well.

Best Represented Dive Club, Zero Gravity Divers.
Accepting for Zero Gravity Divers is Bill Wood (center).

Best Polar Bear Design, Frederick Rillera.

Thanks to all that made the event, see ya next year!

Debbie Cameron
Head Bear


"Beary" Long Diving Award--Goes to CRAIG NORTON 1 Hour 37 Minutes
"Beary" Wimpy Award--Goes to AUSTIN LYNCH
"Beary Bravest Award--Goes to JAMES MAY, dive skin, no hood.
"Beary" Long Driving Award--Goes to KORY KUNKLE, Denison, Tx.
"Beary" Best Represented Dive Shop--Goes to INTERNATIONAL SCUBA
"Beary" Best Represented Dive Club--Goes to ZERO GRAVITY DIVERS
"Beary" Oldest Bear--Goes to JAMES MAY, 65
"Beary" Young Bear--Goes to CHRIS BONSAL, 14

Bear Hall of Fame

GLENDA HATAWAY--The only Bear to dive all seven Polar Bear Dives

BRAIN DIVINE--five Polar Bear Dives

CRAIG NORTON--five Polar Bear Dives

TIM HATAWAY--four Polar Bear Dives

CHUCK PERKINS--four Polar Bear Dives

CHUCK WALTON--four Polar Bear Dives

PATTI STEWART--four Polar Bear Dives

RICH THOMAS--four Polar Bear Dives

TONYA BONSAL--four Polar Bear Dives

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