WATSON, Neal

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WATSON, Neal

USA

Last updated: August 17, 2017 at 23:22 pm

Pioneer of dive resort franchising; President of the Bahamas Diving Association; commercial diver; dive instructor; treasure salver; underwater stuntman; holds the world record for underwater distance on scuba (66 miles without surfacing); held the world record for compressed-air diving depth (437 ft / 133 m) from 1968 to 1999; a.k.a. The Dive God.

Honours and Awards:

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2014)
Reaching Out Award (DEMA, 2005)

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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.

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