List of famous male divers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male divers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being divers. There are thousand of males working as divers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic divers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a diver then the people below should give you inspiration.
List features Yeoh Ken Nee, Sergei Chalibashvili and more people.While this isn't a list of all male divers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male divers?" and "Who are the best male divers?"
Sergei Chalibashvili (Georgian: სერგო შალიბაშვილი; Russian: Шалибашвили Сергей; June 22, 1962 – July 16, 1983) was a Georgian competitive diver from the Soviet Union. He earned a silver medal at the European Youth Championship in 1978 in Florence, diving from the 10-meter diving platform. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 21 (1962-1983)
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Bruce D. Kimball is an American diver and coach. He won a silver medal for the 10 meter platform at the 1984 Summer Olympics, placing behind fellow American, Greg Louganis. Three years before the Olympics, in 1981, Kimball was struck head-on by a drunken driver. Every bone in his face was fractured, his left leg broken, the ligaments in his knee torn, his liver was lacerated, he had a depressed skull fracture and his spleen had to be removed. This being one of the worst experiences of his life, he did come back to diving. When he returned to diving nine months later, he earned the nickname "The Comeback Kid". The accident occurred in October 1981. When he returned to diving in the summer of ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bryan Nickson Lomas is a Malaysian diver. He became the country's first world junior diving champion after winning gold at the 3 m springboard event in the World Junior Championships held at Belem, Brazil in 2004. He trains under the coaching of Yang Zhuliang. Lomas is named after the footballer Bryan Robson by his father. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuching, Malaysia
Philippe Jeantot (born 8 May 1952 in Antananarivo, Madagascar) is a French former deep sea diver, who achieved recognition as a sailor for long-distance, single-handed racing and record-setting. He founded the Vendée Globe, a single-handed, round-the-world, non-stop yacht race. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Antananarivo, Madagascar