USA (1922- )
Last updated: July 2, 2017 at 2:01 am
Founder of Mako underwater cameras & housings and Mako Air Compressors in 1956; film director and cameraman (Flipper, Thunderball); designer of underwater film props and submarines, including the bomb carrying submersible in the James Bond film Thunderball (1965); designer of the first amphibious camera in 1953; founder of Marine Enterprises, a manufacturer of spear guns and lucite (acrylic) underwater housings for a variety of cameras, in 1947; owner/operator of the first Miami dive shop.
Honours and Awards:
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2003)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1991)
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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.