BARTH, Robert A. “Bob”
USA (1930- )
Last updated: February 19, 2017 at 20:19 pm
Retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer; saturation diver; helped establish U.S. Navy dive tables; joined the Naval Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) Genesis habitat program in 1960; Chief Diver in the SEALAB programs; only member of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit to dive all three SEALABs; dove to 312 m (1,025 ft) during Sealab III; trained NASA astronauts to use sonar to identify objects underwater; training pool of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center named in his honour (2010); author; Explorers Club Fellow (1996); winner of multiple awards.
Honours and Awards:
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2016)
Nick Icorn Award (2013) | Historical Diving Society
Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (2005)
Explorers Club Fellow (1996)
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