Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

Scuba Diving is a mode of diving in which the divers carry a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus to enable them to breath in water. Scubas were essential for marine life and ocean floor exploration and have been instrumental in our understanding of marine ecology. Here are the Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016.

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

10. Wesley C. Skiles

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 10 in Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016 is Wesley C. Skiles. He was a pioneer in underwater cave diving and underwater cinematography. He has been awarded “Diver of the Year” for Education and was posthumously awarded National Geographic’s “Explorer of the Year” award.

9. Hans Hass

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 9 in Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016 is Hans Hass. He is among the first scientist to popularize coral reefs, sting rays and sharks. He is famous for his many underwater documentaries on marine life and has been involved in the development of aqualung and a type of rebreather.

8. Eugenie Clark

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 8 is James F. Cahill. He is the one of the pioneers of scuba diving, who helped it transform into an actual industry. James was also the first man to dive in England’s waters, was part of one of the first Underwater Demolition Teams and as the co-founder of NAUI. He was instrumental in the introduction of Scuba Diving in USA.

7. Eugenie Clark

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 7 in Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016 is Eugenie Clark. She was one of the world leading marine biologist and pioneers in the use of scuba diving for research purposes. Clark is also known as “Shark Lady” because of her research on them and has caught and studied more than 2000 sharks. She was also inducted into Women Divers Hall of Fame.

6. Sylvia Earle

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 6 is Sylvia Earle. She is a marine biologist, explorer and author who has named by the Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet. Earle has also won a Ted Prize and is an inductee of National Women’s Hall of Fame and was among the original inductees of Women Divers Hall of Fame. She also holds the record of solo diving with a depth of 3280 feet.

5. Mel Fisher

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 5 in Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016 is Mel Fisher. He is also known as the world’s greatest treasure hunter who found the Spanish galleon, Nuestra Senora de Atocha and Santa Margarita. These ships had sunk over 350 years ago and contained US$ 450 million in silver, gold and other artifacts. Apart from that he also dedicated his life to diving by teaching diving aspirants, filming and treasure hunting.

4. Albert Tillman

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 4 is Albert Tillman. Tillman is often considered to be the father of diving education. He has been instrumental in making dives safer and the drivers more trained by founding National Association of Underwater Instructors. His programs have certified thousands of divers and Albert Personally has clocked over 10,000 open water dives. He was one of the original inductees of International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

3. Zale Parry

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 3 is Zale Parry. She has been into swimming from a young age and she later became one of the pioneers of scuba diving and underwater photography. Zale was also a tester of underwater equipment for Scientific Underwater Research Enterprise and she was the co-designer and developer of first civilian hyperbaric chamber for divers. She was also inducted into International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

2. Jean Michel-Cousteau

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 2 in Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016 is Jean Michel-Cousteau. Jean first scuba dived at the age of 7 when his father, Jacques Cousteau threw him overboard with his newly invented aqua-lung attached to him. Now he is listed as world first certified diver and is the most recognized environmentalist in the world.

1. Jacques Cousteau

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

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At number 1 in Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016 is Jacques Cousteau. He is one of the most popular scuba divers in the world who was also a scientist, innovator, film maker, marine researcher and explorer. He is one of the pioneers of scuba diving for having co-developed Aqua-Lung, which was the first Scuba and he also made it accessible to the average household.

These people have dared venture into the unknown and it’s because of their efforts that now we know so much about the ocean and the seas.

Top 10 Scuba Divers 2016

1. Jacques Cousteau
2. Jean Michel-Cousteau
3. Zale Parry
4. Albert Tillman
5. Mel Fisher
6. Sylvia Earle
7. Eugenie Clark
8. Eugenie Clark
9. Hans Hass
10. Wesley C. Skiles