Index of underwater divers


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 in the 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.

This index provides links to Wikipedia articles about people who are notable for some aspect of their underwater diving activity.




  • James F. Cahill – American scuba diving pioneer
  • Sara Campbell – British free diver and former world record holder
  • Derya Can – Turkish world record holder female free-diver
  • Berry L. Cannon – American aquanaut who died in a diving incident.
  • Scott Carpenter – American test pilot, astronaut and aquanaut
  • Scott Cassell – American underwater film maker.
  • Craig Challen – Australian veterinary surgeon and technical diver
  • Gregory Chamitoff – Canadian born engineer and NASA astronaut (born 1962)
  • Steve Chappell – American aerospace engineer
  • John Chatterton – American wreck diver, co-host for History Channel's Deep Sea Detectives series
  • Eric Cheng – Taiwanese American entrepreneur and professional photographer
  • Cathy Church – American marine biologist, diver, photographer and educator
  • Eugenie Clark – American ichthyologist, shark researcher and scientific scuba diver
  • Goran Čolak – Croatian free-diver and world record holder
  • Catherine Coleman – American chemist and former United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut
  • Neville Coleman – Australian naturalist, underwater photographer, writer, publisher and educator
  • Robin Cook – American physician and novelist
  • Craig B. Cooper – American aquanaut
  • Carlos Coste – Venezuelan freediver and world record holder
  • Cotton Coulson – Photographer known for his work for National Geographic magazine
  • Fabien Cousteau – Aquanaut, ocean conservationist, and documentary filmmaker
  • Jacques Cousteau – French explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, and inventor; inventor of scuba-diving apparatus
  • Jean-Michel Cousteau – French oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer
  • Philippe Cousteau – French diver and cinematographer
  • Cláudio Coutinho – Brazilian football manager and coach
  • Lionel Crabb – Royal Navy frogman and MI6 diver
  • John D. Craig – American businessman, writer, soldier, and diver
  • Timothy Creamer – NASA flight director, retired astronaut and a colonel in the United States Army
  • Robert Croft – American freediver and US Navy diving instructor
  • Ben Cropp – Australian documentary filmmaker, conservationist and spearfisherman
  • Mandy-Rae Cruickshank – Canadian world champion freediver and record holder
  • Clive Cussler – American adventure novelist and underwater explorer



  • Sylvia Earle – American marine biologist, oceanographer, 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
  • 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
  • Willy Halpert - founder of Aquasport first Middle East Diving Centre
  • 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 N.A.S.A. 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 TV personality (1962–2006)






  • Bill Nagle – American wreck diving pioneer
  • Guillaume Néry – French freediver
  • Mark M. Newell – British/American underwater and terrestrial archaeologist and anthropologist
  • Herbert Nitsch – Austrian freediver and world record holder
  • Soichi Noguchi – Japanese aeronautical engineer and JAXA astronaut
  • Phil Nuytten – Canadian deep-ocean explorer, scientist, and inventor of the Newtsuit
  • Karen Nyberg – American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut


  • John Peter Oleson – Classical archaeologist and historian of ancient technology
  • John D. Olivas – American engineer and a former NASA astronaut
  • Takuya Onishi – Japanese engineer, commercial pilot and astronaut from JAXA



  • 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, photographer, actress, dancer and Nazi propagandist
  • 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 Chief Scientist for Microgravity Research at NASA Headquarters








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