TAYLOR, Ron

Australia (1934-2012)

Last updated: September 3, 2017 at 20:01 pm

Pioneer underwater explorer; filmmaker and photographer; first to film the white sharkinvented the chain mail shark suit; ocean conservationist; helped get the white shark and the grey nurse shark protected; produced The Shark Hunters, with Ben Cropp in 1962; won the CMAS World Spearfishing Championship in Tahiti in 1965; co-filmed Blue Water, White Death with Stan Waterman, Peter Lake and Peter Gimbel in 1969; co-produced dozens of documentary films and television series including Barrier ReefBlue Wilderness and Taylor’s Inner Space; subject of Shadow of the Shark in 1999; husband of Valerie Taylor.

Honours and Awards:

Order of Australia (Member, 2003)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1966)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)

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