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First published in 2007, the Diving Almanac celebrates the achievements of a unique group of people that share a passion for underwater adventure and discovery. It is the ultimate authority on diving exploits, history and personalities.
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1. Sylvia Earle (1935- ) PAGE 1 OF 11
Dr. Earle is a scientist, author, and underwater record holder. She has logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and she led the first team of women aquanauts in 1970. She is an Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society and the leader of Mission Blue. Dr. Earle is known as "Her Deepness."
2. Dr. Eugenie Clark (1922-2015) PAGE 2 OF 11
Known as "The Shark Lady," Dr. Clark was a marine biologist, author, public speaker, and a pioneer in marine conservation and the study of shark behaviour. She founded the world famous Mote Marine Laboratory in 1955. She was an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
3. Valerie Taylor (1936- ) PAGE 3 OF 11
Mrs. Taylor is a pioneer underwater explorer, a filmmaker, an ocean conservationist, and a photographer. She was the first woman to film the white shark, the first to dive with the white shark without a cage, and she co-invented the chain-mail shark suit. She was an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
4. Jill Heinerth (1965- ) PAGE 4 OF 11
Jill Heinerth is a technical diver and instructor, a filmmaker, public speaker, author and an expert legal witness. She has set record dives including caving exploits and iceberg exploration. Mrs. Heinerth is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and she was an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
5. Lotte Baierl Hass (1928-2015) PAGE 5 OF 11
Lotte Baierl Hass was a diving and underwater photography pioneer. Mrs. Hass was the first underwater model and she played the lead role in underwater natural history films. Mrs. Hass, who opened the way for thousands of female scuba divers, was an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
6. Zale Parry PAGE 6 OF 11
Mrs. Parry is an underwater actress and stuntwoman (Sea Hunt, Kingdom of the Sea, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea). She was a diving instructor and she was the first woman to descend below 200 ft (209 ft / 64 m - 1954). She was an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
7. Simone Melchior Cousteau (1919-1990) PAGE 7 OF 11
Madame Cousteau was the first female scuba diver and aquanaut. For nearly 40 years, she played a leading role in dozens of expeditions aboard the Calypso. She was also known as "La bergère" (The Shepherdess) and the "Soul of the Calypso." She was an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
8. Becky Kagan-Schott (1982- ) PAGE 8 OF 11
Mrs. Kagan-Schott is an underwater videographer, photographer, and technical instructor. Her images from around the world, which include many sequences from cave diving expeditions, have won her multiple Emmy Awards. She is also a Fellow of the Explorers Club and a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
9. Team Sedna PAGE 9 OF 11
Led by Susan R. Eaton, Team Sedna is composed of accomplished women divers from around the world. In 2017 and 2018, the team of female scientists, divers and explorers will mount a snorkel relay of the 3,000-kilometre-long Northwest Passage to raise awareness on climate change during the Sedna Epic Expedition.
10. Haenyo (South Korea) and Ama (Japan) divers PAGE 10 OF 11
Haenyo (sea women) of Jeju Island (South Korea) took over diving from men in the 18th century because they were exempt from a new tax. Ama (sea person) divers of Japan, have been diving for food and pearls for around 2,000 years.
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