TAILLIEZ, Philippe, Capt.

France (1905-2002)

Last updated: November 10, 2019 at 0:54 am

Diving pioneer; author; introduced Jacques-Yves Cousteau to the sport of goggle fishing in 1936; one of the Mousquemers (Musketeers of the Sea) along with Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Frédéric Dumas; first commanding officer of the Groupe d’étude et de recherche sous-marine (GERS) in 1945; first military group to employ the Cousteau-Gagnan Aqua-Lung; conducted the first archaeological excavation on scuba in 1948; author of several books, including Plongée sans câble (To the Ocean Depths) in 1954; a.k.a. The Father of Diving.

NOGI Award (Distinguished Service, 1997)

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