List of researchers in underwater diving

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This is a listing of researchers who have made discoveries or inventions relating to the science and technology of underwater diving. Divers who have become notable due to their exploits are not listed here, unless they have published research findings or invented an important item of diving related equipment. For these, see List of underwater divers.

Researchers and inventors of diving technology[edit]

  • Jerónimo de Ayanz y Beaumont – Spanish inventor (1553–1613)
  • William Beebe – American ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, and explorer (1877–1962)
  • Georges Beuchat – French inventor, diver and businessman (1910-1992)
  • Joseph-Martin Cabirol – French engineer and designer of diving equipment (1799-1874)
  • John R. Clarke – American scientist and underwater breathing apparatus authority (1945- )
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau – French naval officer, oceanographer, filmmaker and author (1910-1997) Open circuit demand scuba regulator
  • Robert Davis (inventor) – English inventor and manufacturer of underwater breathing apparatus (1870–1965)
  • Charles Anthony Deane – Pioneering diving engineer and inventor of a surface supplied diving helmet (1796-1848)
  • John Deane (inventor) – Joint inventor of the diving helmet (1800-1884)
  • Louis de Corlieu – French naval officer and inventor of the swimfin (1888-1967?)
  • Auguste Denayrouze – French inventor of a demand air supply regulator for underwater diving (1837-1883)
  • Ted Eldred – Australian inventor of the single hose diving regulator (1920-2005)
  • Luigi Ferraro (naval officer) – Officer of the Royal Italian Navy and pioneer of Italian submarine warfare (1914-2006)
  • Henry Fleuss – British inventor of diving equipment (1851-1933)
  • Émile Gagnan – French engineer and co-inventor of the open circuit demand scuba regulator (1900-1979)
  • Graham Hawkes – British marine engineer and designer of deep submersibles (1947- )
  • Christian J. Lambertsen – American environmental and diving medicine specialist (1917-2011)
  • Yves Le Prieur – French naval officer and inventor of a free-flow scuba system (1885-1963)
  • John Lethbridge – English wool merchant who invented a diving machine in 1715 (1675-1759)
  • Ernest William Moir – British civil engineer credited with inventing the first medical airlock (1862-1933)
  • Phil Nuytten – Canadian deep-ocean explorer, scientist, and inventor of the Newtsuit (1941-2023)
  • Joseph Salim Peress – Pioneering British diving engineer (1896-1978)
  • Auguste Piccard – Swiss physicist, inventor, and explorer (1884-1962)
  • Joe Savoie – Diver and inventor of diving helmets - Invented the neck dam for diving helmets[1] (1926-1996)
  • Willard Franklyn Searle – US Navy ocean engineer and developer of diving and salvage equipment and systems (1924-2009)
  • Gordon Smith (inventor) – Inventor of KISS diving rebreather, born 1950 (1950-2006)
  • Augustus Siebe – German-born British engineer mostly known for his contributions to diving equipment (1788-1872)
  • Teseo Tesei – Italian naval officer and pioneering military diver (1909-1941)
  • Jacques Triger – French geologist who invented the pressurised caisson (1801-1867)

Researchers in diving medicine and physiology, including decompression theory[edit]
























See also[edit]


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