Last updated: May 1, 2018 at 1:20 am
Longtime diver, crewmember, cameraman and expedition team leader aboard Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Calypso and Alcyone. Saved a humpback whale entangled in fishing gear with Raymond Coll off the coast of Newfoundland in 1980.
“I don’t know if he [Jacques Cousteau] accomplished all of his dreams, but he made so many people dream. One has to look at Captain Cousteau as someone who accomplished extraordinary things. Well done!” — Bernard Delemotte (2016)
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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.