Karl Wallin, founder of Wallin Dive Center in Redwood City, CA passed away on February 3.

Karl founded Wallin Dive Center in 1967 in Redwood City with his wife Jill, and the store was later moved to San San Carlos. When the store moved, the name changed to Wallin’s Dive Center which closed in February 2012.

Karl and his wife Jill have most recently resided in the Mendocino area. Below is a recent interview with Karl and Jill on a show called “Senior Perspectives”.

Although KArl Wallin has passed, the legacy he started in 1967 lives on – Wallin’s Dive Center is now re-opening in San Mateo, and has a grand opening celebration slated for February 9. For more information on the new store, click here.