Thank you very much for interest to Russian diving history.


1999 - official state registration as non-profit organization (N 176001 from December 24, 1999) with Gauzen’s helmet as logo.

2000 - Orbeli’s descendants official permission for rights to name after Ruben Orbeli for HDS Russia

2001 - determination of the main rules and regulations in the national and international contacts of HDS Russia.

2002 - HDS Russia successful re-registration as a legal entity.

Since 2002 – publication of scientific works of HDS Russia.


The newspaper "Epronovetz" issued since 1938 to 1941 was renewed in Sevastopol


25th Annual Meeting organized by HDS USA will be held in Santa Barbara 22 and 23 of September, 2017


10th Annual International Historical Diving Meeting including retro-diving in Lake Lingenfeld will be held June 17 & 18 2017 in Neustadt, Germany


Rear Feoktist Shpakovich visit card with his photo and indication of his position as chief of diving works in Sebastopol seaport was fond by diving historian Ivan Sivakov


NORDIC/INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL DIVING EVENT will be held in Norway in Larkollen (near Moss) south of Oslo on the 24th to the 27th of August.