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Chief Diving Inspector to retire.
By © UnderwaterINDUSTRY .com
Published on 04/10/2006
Chief Diving Inspector, Dr. Jan Merta retires this spring from the National Energy Board. Past bios have written that "Dr. Jan Merta de Velehrad is a remarkable individual who has lived an incredible life. Considered by the International Biographical Center in England as one of the last Renasissance Men, he has been nominated to the Guinness Book of Records as the “Most Accomplished Man in the World”. Educated in Czechoslovakia, Canada, UK and USA, he holds, in addition to a BSc degree from McGill University in Montreal, and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the Aberdeen University in Scotland, more than 50 other degrees, diplomas, and certificates, covering close to 40 different occupations. Listed in 18 “Who's Who” type publications, he has been a recipient of numerous domestic as well as international awards and honors, and his memberships span 23 professional and civic societies. He is an inventor, scientist, international lecturer, and pioneer in the field of Deep Sea Diving. He has been the author and co-author of diverse articles and technical publications, as well as on the subject of various articles and interviews on radio and television. Intrigued by the ancient mysteries, he lived in Egypt investigating the secrets of the Great Pyramid." He now lives in Alberta.