Cecan was born in Istanbul in 1946. After elementary school at the Kalamış İlkokulu, he attended Işık Lisesi and upon his
graduation studied at the Faculty of Economics of Istanbul University. His first started working with photography and 8mm
film in 1958. He made his first underwater film in 1964. In 1975 he brought the first 8 mm
underwater camera cabin from Italy.
In 1982, Cecan was elected Vice President of the Istanbul Skindivers' Club. Cecan began
to produce cabins for video cameras in 1984. In 1988, he realized the first Turkish
underwater documentary for TRT. Cecan won his first prize for underwater film in 1982.
After 1990, he won numerous prizes in world and international festivals and participated in
conferences, panels and film presentations on underwater documentation in elementary,
secondary schools and universities, divers' clubs, Lions Clubs and various institutions.
Cecan directed the Film-Photography Department of the Underwater Sports Club of ITU
and gave conferences and presented films for underwater film and photography training.
Cenan also gave conferences and presented films on underwater imaging and documentary filming at Istanbul University,
Yıldız Technical University, Bosphorus University, Bahçeşehir University, Çanakkale 18 Mart University, Uludağ University,
METU, Marmara University, Mimar Sinan University, Işık University, Maltepe University, Dokuz Eylül University, Ege University
and French Cultural Center.
His articles on underwater filming, photopgrafy and documentary filming were published in various magazines as of 1987.
JULY 7, 2006 - SOUTHERN SEA AREA COMMANDER VICE ADMIRAL ALEV GÜMÜŞ, TINA BOARD CHAIRMAN OĞUZ AYDEMİR, ÇEŞME MAYOR FAİK TÜTÜNCÜOĞLU.
7-8 JULY 2005
THE START OF THE TINA-DOKUZ EYLÜL UNİVERSITY AND SOUTHERN
SEA AREA COMMANDERSHIP JOINT VENTURE WITHIN THE SCOPE OF
THE ÇEŞME BAY RESEARCH PROJECT ON BOARD THE SOUTHERN
SEA AREA RESEARCH SHIP;
STAFF COLONEL ALİ RIZA İŞİPEK, DEU ASS. PROF. HARUN ÖZDAŞ
AND TINA CHAIRMAN DR. OĞUZ AYDEMİR
Ceri Susar, Founding Member of our Foundation passed away on December 9, 2006.
MARCH 25, 2005 - AKSAZ NAVAL BASE, MARMARİS
SOUTHERN SEA AREA COMMANDER VICE-ADMIRAL LÜTFÜ SANCAR WITH IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICPALITY MAYOR AZİA KOCAOĞLU AND GUESTS AT THE EGE FRIGATE PROGRAM
VISIT TO THE SOUTHERN SEA AREA COMMANDERSHIP
Staff Colonel Ali Rıza İşipek, TINA Chairman, Vice-admiral Lütfü Sancar, Senir Admiral Yalçın Kavukçu
HALUK CECAN PASSED AWAY!
HALUK CECAN AND OĞUZ AYDEMİR, CHAIRMAN OF OUR FOUNDATION WERE AT THE JURY OF THE METU 20TH YEAR UNDERWATER IMAGING AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
We owe many thanks to Engin Deniz and Semih Bulat for their devotion and dedication inthe preparation of this site.
We presented a plaque to Semih Bulat in Atlanta for his invaluable help towards our web site
DECEMBER 16, 2009 - TINA VISITS SOUTHERN SEA AREA COMMANDERSHIP Vice Admiral Kadir Sağdıc, Oğuz Aydemir - TINA Board Chairman; Ayhan Sicimoğlu - TINA Honorary Founding President; Harun Özdaş - Assistant Prof. Dokuz Eylül University; Hayat Erkanal - Professor, Ankara University.
MARCH 8, 2008 - SOUTHERN SEA AREA COMMANDER VİICE ADMIRAL ERDAL BUCAK PRESENTING SERVICE PLATE
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 - SOUTHERN SEA AREA COMMANDER REAR ADMIRAL NUSRET GÜNER With the President of TINA on Ege Museum Ship at the Exhibition opening
JULY 2, 2010 - VISIT OF COAST GUARD COMMANDER REAR ADMIRAL İZZET ARTUNÇ and NAVAL FORCES COMMANDER FULL ADMIRAL EŞREF UĞUR YİĞİT TINA Board Member Enes Ediz, TINA Honorary Founding Member Ayhan Sicimoğlu and TINA Chairman of the Board Oğuz Aydemir
May 2013 UNESCO Meeting KEMER/ANTALYA - From left to right - PROF. AHMET TIRPAN, PROF. AHMET CICIOGLU, OGUZ AYDEMIR,PROF. HAYAT ERKANAL, PROF. AHMET DENKER