Last updated: May 3, 2017 at 2:31 am
Freediving pioneer; pilot; flight instructor; journalist, short-story writer and novelist; developed the use of rubber goggles with glass lenses off the coast of Southern France; he and his group of friends were known as the Serious Sinkers; author of The Compleat Goggler in 1938; was said to have influenced the careers of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Hans Hass; one of his novels, Action in the North Atlantic, was made into a movie in 1943; fighter pilot for the US Army during WWI.
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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.