MAYOL, Jacques

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MAYOL, Jacques

France (1927-2001)

Last updated: July 28, 2017 at 20:01 pm

Competitive freediver; first freediver to descend to 100 m (330 ft) in 1976; inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult film The Big Blue (1988); author of Homo Delphinus: The Dolphin within Man; worked as an aquarium diver in Florida where he formed a close bond and swam with a dolphin named Clown; a.k.a. The Human Dolphin.

Honours and Awards:

Wyland ICON Award (2008)

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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