Spain (1924- )
Last updated: May 18, 2018 at 4:36 am
Pioneer of diving in Spain; explorer; underwater photographer and cinematographer; equipment designer, including underwater housings and a self-contained breathing apparatus in 1953; public speaker; set a world record for the deepest dive on scuba when he reached the depth of 100 m (328 ft) off the Arsenal de Cartagena on September 30, 1957; founding partner of CRIS (Centro de Recuperación y de Investigaciones Submarinas | Recovery Center and Undersea Research); tested diving equipment for Nemrod; author of five books chronicling his underwater experiences: La llamada de las profundidades (The call of the depths), Mis amigos los peces (My friends the fish), ¡Fondo! (Bottom!), Tierras y profundidades (Lands and depths), and Mi aventura submarina (My underwater adventure); founder of Volitans Films, S.L.; produced multiple documentary series, including Rumbo sur, La llamada de las profundidades (The call of the deep), Nuestras islas (Our islands), Tierras y profundidades (Lands and depths), La naturaleza en profundidad (Nature of the deep); began diving at age 24.