WATERMAN, Stanton “Stan”
USA (1923- )
Last updated: April 6, 2020 at 4:13 am
Pioneer underwater filmmaker and photographer; owned and operated a dive charter business in the Bahamas (1954-1958); co-producer and cameraman for Blue Water, White Death (1971), the first cinematic filming of the white shark; winner of five Emmys; won the first Father and Son Emmy for Dancing With Stingrays; writer; public speaker; former President of the Shark Research Institute (SRI); author of Sea Salt (2005) and Sea Salt II: More Salt (2015); subject of Discovery Channel special The Man Who Loves Sharks.
Lifetime Explorer Award (Sea of Change Foundation, 2013)
Legend of the Sea (Beneath the Sea, 2007)
Hans Hass Award (Historical Diving Society, 2006)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
Reaching Out Award (DEMA, 1989)
Outstanding Achievement Award (Our World-Underwater, 1976)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1968)
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