Diving With Legends

By Richard Aspinall 6 years agoNo Comments
Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Last year I had the chance, as part of a commission for a magazine, to dive with a couple of heroes, Doctor Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Dr Sylvia Earle

Dr Sylvia Earle

I was attending the ScubaFest event in Cozumel, a small island with amazing diving off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.  Doctor Earle’s lifelong commitment to ocean conservation was being celebrated and recognized with the unveiling of an underwater statue that would be placed near a similar one of Jean-Michel’s father, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau

Diving with both of them was a privilege and I can honestly say that Doctor Earle was one of the most patient of photography subjects and of course a very inspirational speaker.RCA_8075

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 Richard Aspinall

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Richard lives in Scotland where he works as a freelance writer and photographer. Richard writes for several magazines on topics as diverse as scuba diving, travel and wildlife.

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