HASS, Hans, D.Sc.

Austria (1919-2013)

Last updated: May 16, 2018 at 20:21 pm

Scientist; diving and underwater photography pioneer; explorer; author first published in 1939 with Jagd unter Wasser mit Harpune und Kamera (Underwater Hunt with Harpoon and Camera); made his first dive in the Mediterranean Sea in July 1937 where he met American Guy Gilpatric; led multiple expeditions around the world aboard his vessel the Xarifa; produced the first underwater movie filmed on scuba in the Netherlands Antilles in 1940; founded the tax-exempt society Expedition für biologische Meereskunde (Expedition for Biological Oceanography) in Berlin, in 1941; developed the Rolleimarin underwater housing with German company Franke & Heidecke in 1949; won the Oscar for underwater photography for the film Unternehmen Xarifa in 1959; Historical Diving Society’s Hans Hass Diving to Adventure Award named in his honour; husband of Lotte Hass.

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
NOGI Award (Science, 1998)
NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1998)
DEMA Hall of Fame (1997)
Legend of the Sea (Beneath the Sea)

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