HASS, Hans, D.Sc.

Austria (1919-2013)

Last updated: November 7, 2017 at 20:11 pm

Scientist; diving and underwater photography pioneer; explorer; author first published in 1939 with Jagd unter Wasser mit Harpune und Kamera (Underwater Hunt with Harpoon and Camera); made his first dive in the Mediterranean Sea in July 1937 where he met American Guy Gilpatric; led multiple expeditions around the world aboard his vessel the Xarifa; produced the First underwater colour movie in the Netherlands Antilles in 1939; founded the tax-exempt society Expedition für biologische Meereskunde (Expedition for Biological Oceanography) in Berlin, in 1941; developed the Rolleimarin underwater housing with German company Franke & Heidecke in 1949; won the Oscar for underwater photography for the film Unternehmen Xarifa in 1959; Historical Diving Society’s Hans Hass Diving to Adventure Award named in his honour; husband of Lotte Hass.

Diving Almanac Feature Link:

Hans Hass | 10 underwater legends every scuba diver should know!

Honours and Awards:

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
NOGI Award (Science, 1998)
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1998)
DEMA Hall of Fame (1997)
Legend of the Sea (Beneath the Sea)

Website(s):

Hans Hass Institute

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Jeffrey Gallant

Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac & Book of Records. 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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