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 surLa 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.

Primer premio Buzo de Honor (Historical Diving Society Spain, 2015)
Premio “Pergamino” (Asociación de Amigos del Museo de Anclas Philippe Cousteau | Salinas, 2014)
Placa Honorífica del Centro de Buceo de la Armada Española (2011)
Miembro de Honor de la Historical Diving Society Spain (2007)
Medalla y Diploma al Mérito Deportivo de la Federación Española de Actividades Subacuáticas (1959)
Miembro de Honor de la Societat Cultural Arca de Noé de Barcelona (1958)
Medalla al Mérito Deportivo de la Excma (Diputación Provincial de Barcelona, 1958)
Medalla de Plata al Mérito Deportivo (Delegación Nacional de Educación Física y Deportes, 1958)
Primer Socio de Mérito (Centre de Recuperació i de Investigacions Submarines, 1958)

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