MACINNIS, Joe, MD
Canada (1937- )
Last updated: July 27, 2017 at 18:23 pm
Pioneer in diving medicine; first person to dive at the North Pole in 1974; discovered the most northerly shipwreck, HMS Breadalbane; led the first manned underwater habitat in the Arctic Ocean (Sub-Igloo, 1972); author; lecturer; dive instructor to Prince Charles, Walter Cronkite and Pierre Elliott Trudeau; accompanied the first head of state to dive at the North Pole; founding member of the Beebe Project in 1983; expedition physician for Deepsea Challenge (2012); president of Undersea Research Ltd.
Honours and Awards:
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2016)
Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (1991)
Order of Canada (1976)
NOGI Award (Science, 1972)
OW-U Outstanding Achievement Award (1972)
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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.