BUCHER, Raimondo

Italy (1912-2008)

Last updated: March 14, 2017 at 19:05 pm

Italian diving, freediving and underwater cinematography pioneer; author; set the first freediving world record at 98 ft (30 m) in 1949; developed the use of o-ring seals for waterproof housings in 1945; designed several diving suits and underwater flashes; discovered the sunken Roman town of Baia during an aerial reconnaissance flight in 1956.

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