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.


Yuri and Arina Melnikovs published a biographical guide to the officers of the Kronstadt Diving School


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


Since 16 to 18 of September HDS Spain are organising the “Vintage Diving Meeting” in Lloret de Mar, Barcelona. See


A member of HDS Russia, PhD, historian from Vladivistok Alexey Usov created website "The history of EPRON. Rise from the depths of decades" -


The 6th issue of the almanac "The History of Kronstadt" published an article by Irina Vasilkova about her grandfather, diver Alexander Razuvaev.