Last updated: September 3, 2017 at 20:01 pm
Pioneer underwater explorer; filmmaker and photographer; first to film the white shark; invented the chain mail shark suit; ocean conservationist; helped get the white shark and the grey nurse shark protected; produced The Shark Hunters, with Ben Cropp in 1962; won the CMAS World Spearfishing Championship in Tahiti in 1965; co-filmed Blue Water, White Death with Stan Waterman, Peter Lake and Peter Gimbel in 1969; co-produced dozens of documentary films and television series including Barrier Reef, Blue Wilderness and Taylor’s Inner Space; subject of Shadow of the Shark in 1999; husband of Valerie Taylor.
Honours and Awards:
Order of Australia (Member, 2003)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1966)
Diver of the Year (Beneath the Sea)
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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.