CROPP, Ben

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CROPP, Ben

Australia (1936- )

Last updated: April 11, 2017 at 18:23 pm

Filmmaker; champion spearfisher in the 60s; 1964 World Underwater Photographer of the Year; former shark hunter turned conservationist; partnered with Ron Taylor for the production of The Shark Hunters; discovered over 100 wrecks including the HMS Pandora in 1977; curator of the Ben Cropp shipwreck museum in Port Douglas, Queensland.

Honours and Awards:

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
Member of the Order of Australia (1999)

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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.

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