DARKIN, Valeri

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DARKIN, Valeri

Russia (1956- )

Last updated: April 12, 2017 at 14:02 pm

Former Chief Diving Officer and marine biologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences; founded the first liveaboard diving company in Russia (1990); first professional member of an American training agency in the former Soviet Union; member of AAUS; opened first PADI Dive Center in Russia (1993); underwater photographer and videographer; writer; first recipient of the Black Pearl Award for his pioneer work in the development of the Russian Diving Industry; family operates a dive lodge on the Russian Pacific Coast.

Honours and Awards:

Black Pearl Award

Website(s):

Alfa Darkin

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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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