France (1926-2008)

Last updated: May 28, 2018 at 1:51 am

Commercial diving pioneer; founder of SOGETRAM; founder of International Underwater Contractors Canada (1959) and USA (1962); founded IUC International (1970) and Deep Sea International (1978); made his first dive using the Le Prieur scuba device in a Paris swimming pool (piscine des Tourelles) in 1943; member of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s dive team during the exploration and excavation of the Grand Congloué shipwreck in 1952; Publisher of L’Amarre aux Grenouilles  from 1958 à 1961; co-founder and President of the Association of Diving Contractors; member of the French Resistance during WWII.

John B. Galletti Memorial Award (Commercial Diving Hall of Fame, 1995)
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1988)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)
Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (France)

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