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Sad day today as Neville Coleman has gone on ahead to explore the oceans we can not yet reach. He passed away this morning, peacefully we are told. His contributions to the dive community in the form of his books, articles, and Marine Id Apps will continue to enrich and educate all of us who share his love of the ocean and the creatures in it.
Thank you for your patience in responding to my questions and the encouragement you gave me in all our interactions. May your new seas always be calm and warm with perfect viz
Condolences to his family and loved ones and all those who will never get to interact with him other than through his books and pictures
roturner "Sometimes making your point requires social skills beyond those of elephant in a porcelain shop."
Grover48 "some folks say they are just brutally honest, I think they enjoy being brutal far more than being honest"
How sad. Neville was a real "character" with an unquenchable fascination for marine life, and in particular nudibranchs. I have autographed copies of several of his books and always looked forward to meeting and chatting with him at regional dive shows.
Very sad to hear of one of my hero's passing. I met him on an ID course in Jervis Bay south of Sydney in 1979 and a couple of times after that where we had a chance to chat.
There are few people you can call great that you meet in this life but Neville was one of them. Took himself by the shoelaces of no education and raised himself to the point of being respected by scientists and the general diving public. The species that are named after him, his books and his photographic ID collection will live on a ensure a level of immortality for this humble and great man.
My life got a little shallower today as Neville took the deep dive.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea. - Dylan Thomas