2004 Jury Member

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Location: Australia

Krov Menuhin
Australia, Born 1940

Underwater film-maker, professional diver and pilot, conservationist and writer, Krov Menuhin has pursued a life of adventure, exploring the earth’s extremities and, he says, “experiencing the oceans and the atmosphere first-hand”.

A dual Australian/American national, Menuhin moved to the Bahamas in his teens and took up deep-sea diving, which, along with flying, later became a vocation and a lifelong passion. After leaving university in 1961, he served for four years with the U.S. Army’s Special Forces, the famous Green Berets.

Later, while employed as a commercial diver, he was part of the team that made the first dive using neon gas instead of helium. Menuhin is best known for leading far-flung diving-and-filming expeditions.

Recognized as one of the foremost underwater cameramen in the 1970s and 1980s, he produced one of the first films about whales, the Valdes Bay of Whales, and won top honours for his work at the World Wildlife Film Festival. In the 1980s, he directed the French television adventure series, USHUAIA, a popular nature programme.

Today, Krov Menuhin remains involved in marine research, developing new techniques and equipment for underwater filming, and consulting for television productions. Committed to introducing children to the oceans, nature and adventure, he is currently filming a documentary for schoolchildren in the Bahamas that will illustrate the need for conservation on the islands.

Menuhin also participates in environmental conferences and lectures on a variety of subjects from conservation to executive decision-making under extreme pressure.

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