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.


HDS Czech Republic is planning to host their annual international meeting, Retro Diving 2021, on the 10-12th August.


In No. 13 of the International Journal of Diving History, an article by Arina Melnikova about Mikhail Britnev was published.


In Portugal, a major international diving congress has been scheduled for 8-10th October (go to


A member of HDS Russia, PhD, historian from Vladivistok Alexey Usov created on Facebook page of the scientific project on the history of EPRON "Rise from the depths of decades"


Under the editorship of Andrey Novozhilov, a large-format historical diving calendar for 2021 was published.