NICKLIN, Chuck

USA (1927- )

Last updated: August 2, 2017 at 3:32 am

Pioneer underwater cinematographer and photographer; filmed underwater sequences for TV shows and blockbuster movies including The Deep, The Abyss, and two James Bond films; Cosmopolitan magazine’s Bachelor of the Month; began freediving in 1947; began scuba diving in 1953; co-founded The Dive Locker in 1959 in San Diego, the day after a shark attacked two divers in La Jolla Cove (one died); helped create the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition; a.k.a. The man who rode a whale.

Honours and Awards:

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2014)
DEMA Hall of Fame (2010)
NOGI Award (Arts, 1986)
NOGI Award (Sports & Education, 1975)

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Chuck Nicklin

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