USA (1951- )
Last updated: December 8, 2017 at 1:13 am
Technical, deep wreck diver (Britannic, Lusitania, Andrea Doria, Titanic); discovered the German submarine U-869 with Richie Kohler off New Jersey in 1991; co-host for 57 episodes of Deep Sea Detectives; subject of bestselling books Shadow Divers and Titanic’s Last Secrets; was a member of the first technical diving expedition to Ireland and RMS Lusitania, in 1994; has made over 160 dives on the wreck of the SS Andrea Doria; co-discoverer of the wreck of the pirate ship Golden Fleece in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic, in 2008, which was the subject of Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, a New York Times best-selling non-fiction book by Robert Kurson; dove the 10X and C1 shafts at Oak Island for the television series Curse of Oak Island (History Channel) in 2015 and 2016; worked as a commercial diver in the New York City area for twenty years; served a twelve-month tour of duty in the Vietnam War as a combat medic in the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 23rd Infantry Division in 1970-71.
Honours and Awards:
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.