After the 2nd World War, D. Rebikoff studied at the University of Sorbonne in Paris. Later on, he moved to Lausanne in Switzerland where he opened a workshop and made his first important invention, the Colormeter, a color/temperature measuring meter.
The invention of the portable electronic flash created a milestone in technical-scientific photography. It bacame possible to take a picture of a bullet at the moment of muzzle discharge with a shutter speed of up to 1 millionth of a second.
Development of the first underwater scooter, the “Torpille”, which later became the world´s first remotely operated underwater vehicle, the “Poodle”.
Development of an underwater vehicle for divers, the “Pegasus”. The “Pegasus” was equipped with Gyro instruments and found international success.
In 1959 Ada and Dimitri Rebikoff moved to the United States. Dimitri worked as a chief engineer with companies like Loral, Chicago Bridge etc. New technologies led to further developments in TV and high speed underwater film cameras.
Underwater vehicles like the “Pegasus” and the “Sea-Inspector”, equipped with underwater cameras, were used by oil companies, the movie industry, the Oceanographic Office and the US Navy.
In 1980 Dimitri Rebikoff established the non-for-profit Institute of Marine Technology in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
L´Exploration Sous-Marine, Arthaud, 1952
Sortilèges de Paria, avec Brassai, Robert Doisneau etc., Arthaud, 1952 (livre de photographies)
Photo Sous-Marine, Publications Paul Montel, 1952
En Avion sous la mer, Éditions Horay, 1956
L´Aviation Sous-Marine, Flammarion, 1961
Underwater Photography, avec Paul Cherney, Amphoto, 1975
Licht im Meer, Verlag der Barakuda-Gesellschaft, Hamburg, 1955