TAILLIEZ, Philippe, Capt.

France (1905-2002)

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

Diving pioneer; author; introduced Jacques-Yves Cousteau to the sport of goggle fishing in 1936; one of the Mousquemers (Musketeers of the Sea) along with Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frédéric Dumas; first commanding officer of the Groupe d’étude et de recherche sous-marine (GERS) in 1945; first military group to employ the Cousteau-Gagnan Aqua-Lung; conducted the first archaeological excavation on scuba in 1948; author of several books, including Plongée sans câble (To the Ocean Depths) in 1954; a.k.a. The Father of Diving.

Diving Almanac Feature Link:

Philippe Tailliez | 10 underwater legends every scuba diver should know!

Honours and Awards:

NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1997)

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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.

By | 2017-11-07T20:11:16+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Diving Legends, Who's Who|

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