A Queenslander who has spent 50 years recording marine life in Australia and overseas is to be inducted into the International Scuba-Diving Hall of Fame.
Neville Coleman has written 65 educational books on marine life and identification.
He is based in Brisbane and has pioneered the discovery of many new marine animals and is one of the most accomplished underwater educational authors in the world.
Fellow Australian and great white shark expert Rodney Fox will also be inducted into the International Hall of Fame.
Mr Coleman flies to the Cayman Islands in the next few weeks to accept the award and will make a presentation on his research and discoveries.