Last updated: May 7, 2017 at 20:22 pm
Ex-RAF bomber pilot and test pilot; co-founded the British Sub-Aqua Club or BSAC with Oscar Gugen, Peter Small, and Mary Small, in 1953; opened the UK’s first dive school in Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth (Devon) in 1953. His first 3-day diving course cost only £5 ($8.60 USD); author of The Master Diver and Underwater Sportsman (1955); made the first crossing of the English Channel in a canoe; a.k.a. Skipper.
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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.