Index of underwater divers

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See the Glossary of underwater diving terminology for definitions of technical terms, jargon, diver slang and acronyms used in underwater diving
See the Outline of underwater diving for a hierararchical listing of underwater diving related articles
See the Outline of underwater divers for a hierararchical listing of biographical articles on underwater divers
See the Index of underwater diving for an alphabetical listing of underwater diving related articles
See the Index of recreational dive sites for an alphabetical listing of underwater dive site related articles

The following index is provided as an overview of and topical guide to underwater divers:

Scientific divers Hans Hass and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt

Underwater divers are people who take part in underwater diving activitiesUnderwater diving is practiced as part of an occupation, or for recreation, where the practitioner submerges below the surface of the water or other liquid for a period which may range between seconds to order of a day at a time, either exposed to the ambient pressure or isolated by a pressure resistant suit, to interact with the underwater environment for pleasure, competitive sport, or as a means to reach a work site for profit or in the pursuit of knowledge, and may use no equipment at all, or a wide range of equipment which may include breathing apparatus, environmental protective clothing, aids to vision, communication, propulsion, maneuverability, buoyancy and safety equipment, and tools for the task at hand.






  • Sylvia Earle – American marine biologist, explorer, and author
  • Flavia Eberhard – Brazilian free-diver and presenter of TV series "APNEIA"
  • Mark Ellyatt – British technical diver and previous depth record holder
  • Ted Eldred – Australian inventor of the single hose diving regulator
  • Jeanette J. Epps – American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut
  • Şahika Ercümen – Turkish dietician and world record holding freediver
  • Sheck Exley – American cave and deep diving pioneer and record breaker




  • Chris Hadfield – retired Canadian astronaut
  • Edmond Halley – English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist
  • Monty Halls – British TV broadcaster, diver and naturalist
  • Bob Halstead – Underwater photographer, author, journalist and commentator on the recreational diving industry.
  • Jeremy Hansen – Canadian astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency
  • Guy Harvey – Jamaican marine wildlife artist and conservationist
  • Hans Hass – Austrian biologist, film-maker, and underwater diving pioneer
  • Mehgan Heaney-Grier – American free-diver, fashion model, actress, conservationist and television personality
  • Jill Heinerth – Canadian diver, writer and underwater filmmaker
  • José M. Hernández – American engineer and former NASA astronaut
  • John Herrington – Retired United States Naval Aviator and former NASA astronaut
  • Paul Hill (flight director) – Former Director of Mission Operations at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
  • Gene Hobbs – American technical diver and co-founder of the Rubicon Foundation
  • Craig M. Hoffman – Diver killed in the Venture One diving accident
  • Peter Henry Michael Holmes – Saturation diver killed in the Waage Drill II diving accident
  • Akihiko Hoshide – Japanese engineer and JAXA astronaut
  • Mark Hulsbeck – American professional aquanaut. Oceanographic Operations Field Manager and research diver for the Aquarius Reef Base
  • Emma Hwang – Scientist with Wyle Laboratories and aquanaut on NEEMO 5


  • Steve Irwin – Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality









  • Marc Reagan – American Station Training Lead in Mission Operations at NASA's Johnson Space Center
  • Garrett Reisman – American engineer and former NASA astronaut
  • Leni Riefenstahl – German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer
  • Michal Risian – Czech and Slovak freediving champion
  • Lesley Rochat – South African underwater photographer, filmmaker and environmental activist
  • Benoît Rouquayrol – French inventor of an early diving demand regulator
  • Chris and Chrissy Rouse, represented by The Last Dive – Non-fiction book by Bernie Chowdhury about a double wreck diving fatality
  • Kathleen Rubins – American microbiologist and NASA astronaut
  • Margaret Rule – British archaeologist who led the Mary Rose project
  • Dick Rutkowski – American pioneer in hyperbaric and diving medicine and use of mixed breathing gases for diving
  • Tara Ruttley – Associate Program Scientist for the International Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center








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