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.


July 29. 2017 in the Museum of Defence of Sevastopol with the assistance of HDS Russia the "Underwater Masters of the Black Sea" exhibition has opened.


6-volume edition about history of diving written by Alexander Sledkov got a literature award of Alexander Belyaev


HDS Russia has received information about life and activity after the revolution of 1917 Anatoliy Kononov, Vitold Ghelikhovskiy, Ignatiy Bondy and members of their families.


In late August in Prague took place the working meetings with representatives of HDS Czech Republic


The book written by Pavel Borovicov was issued in USA under the title "Soviet Combat Divers in World War II"