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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.
The records chapter presently showcases over 650 amazing underwater feats and firsts by humans, machines and animals. If you are looking for the world’s deepest diver, fish or submersible, they’re all here.
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1. Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) PAGE 1 OF 6
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was an early diving pioneer, a prolific author and film-producer, and an environmentalist. He was a co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung, which would ultimately allow millions of people to explore the underwater world. He was also known as Captain Cousteau, Captain Planet, and JYC.
2. Hans (1919-2013) and Lotte Hass (1928-2015) PAGE 2 OF 6
Hans and Lotte Hass were diving and underwater photography pioneers who explored the world aboard their sailing vessel, the Xarifa. Mr. Hass was also a scientist and a prolific author who first published in 1941. Mrs. Hass was the first underwater model, and an inaugural inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
3. Philippe Tailliez (1905-2002) PAGE 3 OF 6
Mr. Tailliez was an early diving pioneer, author, and French naval officer. He introduced Jacques-Yves Cousteau to the sport of goggle fishing in 1936. He was also one of the famed Mousquemers along with Mr. Cousteau and Frédéric Dumas. Commander Tailliez was respectfully known as The Father of Diving.
4. Jacques Piccard (1922-2008) and Don Walsh (1931- ) PAGE 4 OF 6
Dr. Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh (U.S. Navy) were the first to reach the deepest point on Earth, the Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench), on January 23, 1960. They descended to the record depth of 10,916 m (35,814 ft) aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste during Project Nekton. Their deep record still stands today.
5. Sylvia Earle (1935- ) PAGE 5 OF 6
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."
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