BARTH, Robert A. “Bob”

USA (1930-2020)

Last updated: March 29, 2020 at 15:48 pm

Retired United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer; saturation diver; helped establish U.S. Navy dive tables; joined the Naval Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) Genesis habitat program in 1960; Chief Diver in the SEALAB programs; only member of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit to dive all three SEALABs; dove to 312 m (1,025 ft) during Sealab III; trained NASA astronauts to use sonar to identify objects underwater; training pool of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center named in his honour (2010); author.

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2016)
Nick Icorn Award (Historical Diving Society, 2013)
Commercial Diving Hall of Fame (2005)
Explorers Club Fellow (1996)
Legion of Merit (U.S. Navy)

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