Michael Menduno

Michael Menduno, aka “M2,” is an award-winning journalist who has written about diving and diving technology for 30 years. He coined the term “technical diving”. His magazine “aquaCORPS: The Journal for Technical Diving” (1990-1996) helped usher tech diving into mainstream sports diving.

Speaker Michael Menduno

He also produced the first Tek, EUROTek and ASIATek conferences, and organized Rebreather Forums 1.0 and 2.0. Michael received the OZTEK Media Excellence Award in 2011, the EUROTek Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and the TEKDive USA Media Award in 2018.

Speaker Michael Menduno

M2 currently serves as the executive editor of Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) blog InDepth, a columnist for The Journal of Diving History and freelances for a variety of publications. He is an active diver and U.S. Masters swimmer.