Australia (1936- )
Last updated: November 7, 2017 at 20:08 pm
Pioneer underwater explorer; filmmaker and photographer; shark expert; first to film the white shark; ocean conservationist; helped get the white shark and the grey nurse shark protected; first to dive with sharks while wearing a chain mail suit; starred in Blue Water, White Death; co-produced dozens of documentary films and television series including Barrier Reef, Blue Wilderness and Taylor’s Inner Space; former spearfishing champion; wife of Ron Taylor.
Honours and Awards:
Order of Australia (Member, 2010)
Centenary Medal (2001)
Australian Senior Achiever of the Year (2001)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
Women Divers Hall of Fame (2000)
American Nature Photographer of the Year (American Press Club, 1997)
Order of the Golden Ark (Netherlands, 1986)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1981)
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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.