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


Alexander Sledkov reads a series of lectures on the history of diving on YouTube.


The Society took part in organizing events and a conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of EPRON


Arina and Yuri Melnikov published a book about the founder of the first diving school in Russia, Mikhail Britnev.


The 7th and final volume of the series "Essays on the history of diving", written by Alexander Sledkov, has been issued.