MAYOL, Jacques

France (1927-2001)

Last updated: January 31, 2019 at 4:24 am

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.

Wyland ICON Award (2008)

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