List of researchers in underwater diving

This is a listing of researchers who have produced notable developments 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. For these, see List of notable underwater divers.

Researchers and inventors of diving technology

  • Georges Beuchat  French inventor, diver and businessman (1910-1992)
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau  French inventor of open circuit scuba, pioneer diver, author, film-maker and marine researcher (1910-1997)
  • Robert Davis (inventor)  English inventor and manufacturer of underwater breathing apparatus (1870–1965)
  • 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)
  • 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 and developer of an early rebreather (1917-2011)
  • Phil Nuytten  Canadian deep-ocean explorer, scientist, and inventor of the Newtsuit (1941-)
  • Teseo Tesei  Italian naval officer and pioneering military diver (1909-1941)

Researchers in diving medicine and physiology

Researchers in decompression theory

  • C. Balestra
  • R. Ball (c1995)
  • E. E. P. Barnard
  • Bruce Bassett (c1985)
  • A. Baz
  • Albert R. Behnke  US Navy physician and diving medicine researcher (1903-1992)
  • Thomas E. Berghage
  • Paul Bert  French zoologist, physiologist and politician (1833-1886)
  • Jef Biard
  • George F. Bond  US Navy physician and diving medicine and saturation diving researcher (1915-1983)
  • M. Bontoux
  • A. E. Boycott
  • Robert Boyle  Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor (1627-1691)
  • Alf O. Brubakk (c2003).
  • Albert A. Bühlmann  Swiss physician and decompression researcher (1923-1994)
  • M. E. Burkard
  • W. P. Butler (c2004).
  • J. Conkin
  • G. C. C. Damant
  • B. G. D'Aoust
  • David J. Doolette (c2007)
  • R. G. Dunford
  • Carl Edmonds
  • Yvon Fauvel
  • William Paul Fife  US Air Force officer and hyperbaric medicine researcher (1917-2008)
  • Edward T Flynn (c1982)
  • P. Germonpre
  • Wayne A. Gerth (c2007)
  • F. Campbell Golding (c1960)
  • M. W. Goodman
  • Desmond F. Gorman (1988).
  • D. J. Graves
  • P. Griffiths
  • John Scott Haldane  Scottish physiologist and decompression researcher (1860-1936)
  • Robert William Hamilton Jr.  American physiologist and researcher in hyperbaric physiology. (1930-2011)
  • R. A. Hansen (c1930's)
  • J. A. Hawkins
  • H. V. Hempleman (c1972)
  • Tom R. Hennessy (c1988)
  • Leonard Erskine Hill  British physiologist and diving physiology researcher (1866-1952)
  • Brian Andrew Hills  Physiologist who worked on decompression theory (1934-2006)
  • J. Himm (c1995)
  • D. C. Hoffman (c1986)
  • J. How
  • Louis D. Homer (c1995)
  • Ernst Felix Immanuel Hoppe-Seyler  German physiologist and chemist (1825-1895)
  • Karl E. Huggins
  • J. Hugon
  • J. Idicula
  • J. P. Imbert
  • E. Kay (c1999).
  • F. J. Keays (c1909).
  • D. J. Kidd
  • Eric P. Kindwall
  • Joseph Kisslo
  • Christian J. Lambertsen  American environmental and diving medicine specialist and developer of an early rebreather (1917-2011)
  • Michael A. Lang
  • Edward H. Lanphier
  • G. Lauchner
  • Hugh LeMessurier
  • Alfred Le Roy de Méricourt (c1868)
  • E. N. Lightfoot
  • J. Mahoney (c1982)
  • A. Marroni
  • Simon J. Mitchell  New Zealand physician and author on diving medicine (b1958)
  • Charles Momsen  American pioneer in submarine rescue for the United States Navy (1896-1967)
  • Richard E. Moon (c1998).
  • T. S. Neuman
  • Ronald Y. Nishi
  • Timothy R. O’Leary
  • D Paris
  • E. C. Parker
  • W. D. M. Paton
  • A. Pearce
  • Pol
  • Neal W. Pollock  Canadian researcher in diving and hyperbaric medicine
  • M. R. Powell
  • J. A. Quinn (c1973)
  • Jean-Yves Redureau
  • R. E. Rogers
  • Charles Wesley Shilling  US Navy physician and decompression and hyperbaric medicine researcher (1901-1994)
  • V. Schrotter (c1906)
  • A, Seireg
  • Paul J. Sheffield
  • Dr. Andrew Smith (c1873)
  • M. P. Spencer (c1981)
  • George D. Stillson (c1912)
  • R. A. Stubbs (c1984)
  • S. S. Survanshi
  • H. Swanson
  • P. Tikuisis
  • Jacques Triger  French geologist who invented the pressurised caisson (1801-1867)
  • Jean-Noël Trucco
  • Edward D. Thalmann  American hyperbaric medicine specialist and decompression researcher (1945-2004)
  • Donna M. Uguccioni (c1984)
  • Hugh D. Van Liew
  • Richard D. Vann  American academic and consultant at Divers Alert Network
  • James Vorosmarti Jr
  • D. N. Walder
  • Watelle (c1847)
  • Paul K. Weathersby
  • R. K. Webb
  • D. West
  • R. White
  • Bruce Wienke (c1999)
  • Robert D. Workman (c1965)
  • O. D. Yarborough (c1937)
  • Donald E. Yount
  • N. Zuntz (c1897)

References

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