List of underwater explorers

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– David Attenborough (born 8 May 1926)
– George F. Bass (1932–2021), pioneer underwater archaeologist
– William Beebe (29 July 1877 – 4 June 1962)
– Samuel Stillman Berry (1887–1984), U.S. marine zoologist
– Henry Bryant Bigelow (1879–1967), U.S. marine biologist

– Robert Ballard (born 1942), underwater archaeologist, professor at University of Rhode Island
– Graham Balcombe (8 March 1907 – 19 March 2000), founder of the Cave Diving Group
– Michael C. Barnette (born September 1971)
– Otis Barton (5 June 1899 – 15 April 1992)
– David Bright (29 June 1957 – 8 July 2006)

– Jacques-Yves Cousteau, co-inventor of the aqua-lung
– James Cameron (born 16 August 1954)
Rachel Carson (1907–1964), American Marine Biologist and Author
– Mel Fisher, archeologist(?)

– David Attenborough, a prominent figure in nature documentaries
– Robert Ballard, known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic
– Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a pioneer in marine conservation
– James Cameron, famous for exploring the Mariana Trench
Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring” and advocate for environmental protection

– George F. Bass, founder of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology
– William Beebe, known for deep-sea exploration and marine biology
– Otis Barton, inventor of the bathysphere for deep-sea exploration
– Samuel Stillman Berry, contributed to marine zoology research
– Henry Bryant Bigelow, significant contributions to marine biology and oceanography

This is a list of notable professional and amateur explorers who have personally explored the underwater environment and contributed towards expanding the knowledge and understanding of that environment. The list may include archaeologists, wreck divers, treasure hunters, biologists, marine geologists, geophysicists, ocean engineers, oceanographers, crew of exploration submersibles, cave divers and surveyors of the underwater topography, but these categories are not exclusive.

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