The main subject of HDS Russia is scientific investigation of the history of diving in Russia and all over the world based on primary sources of information.

The first Historical Diving Society was formed in 1990. Since then the Society has grown into an international organization with affiliated national societies across the world.

We would like to express our special thanks to the Chairman of the Society Aleksandr Sledkov famous Russian physiologist,  historian and writer http://www.аследков.рф/index.html. Thanks to his historical research stated in his 6-volume edition “Studies on the diving history” (http://www.аследков.рф/historical.html) and his personal kind attention we had chance to essentially complete our knowledge about the history of the underwater photography and of the diving in Russia and abroad.  

February 2018

We are very happy and proud to announce that from the February of 2018 we are members of the Historical Diving Society of Russia named after Ruben Orbeli established in 1999.