Dimitri Rebikoff

Dimitri Rebikoff developed and manufactured the first portable electronic under water flash in 1947. He also developed and constructed the first underwater scooters (1952 the Torpille, and later the Pegasus) and first remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

He was also an active member of the first recreational aqualung diving club (Club Alpin Sous Marin), developed under water cameras for Jacques Cousteau and other pioneer divers. He wrote several books and articles over the years including Exploration Underwater (Exploration Sous-Marin) in 1952, a year before Cousteau’s The Silent World. Eventually moved to the USA and worked on various secret projects for the US Navy. Mr. Rebikoff’s innovative ways are proudly celebrated by the ISDHF.