USA (1927- )
Last updated: August 2, 2017 at 3:32 am
Pioneer underwater cinematographer and photographer; filmed underwater sequences for TV shows and blockbuster movies including The Deep, The Abyss, and two James Bond films; Cosmopolitan magazine’s Bachelor of the Month; began freediving in 1947; began scuba diving in 1953; co-founded The Dive Locker in 1959 in San Diego, the day after a shark attacked two divers in La Jolla Cove (one died); helped create the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition; a.k.a. The man who rode a whale.
Honours and Awards:
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2014)
DEMA Hall of Fame (2010)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1986)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1975)
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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.