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What is the latest news about the Calypso (Cousteau's boat)?

Discussion in 'Scuba Industry News' started by Anthony Appleyard, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    This whole thread makes me sad. I knew nothing about the old boat, always wondered what became of it. I grew up in awe and jealousy of JC, I wanted to dive from the time I was still single digits in age. JC had always been one of my heroes, and it makes me sad to hear some of these things.

    Anyone remember seeing the dead turtle cave special he did where they filmed all of the turtles that got lost in the cave? It put the fear of caves in me to this day that I’d never even think about it.
     
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  2. Anthony Appleyard

    Anthony Appleyard Barracuda

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  3. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Great people ultimately die. Great boats ultimately end up as wrecks. That's just life.

    Not that we shouldn't be allowed to feel sadness, but let's keep it at a moderate level.
     
  4. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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    Well I was sad to hear about the squabbling, and to be honest, I don;t even think i knew of his affair or his legal battle with Jean-Michel...

    I know if doesn't make up for any of his issues, but his relationship with Casto helped free 80 political prisoners in 1985, and for that families like mine that escaped that hell in 1959-1964 will forever love him.
     
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  5. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

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  6. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    I can't think of any non-hyperbaric medical contributor who would be a greater loss to this board were they to leave.
     
  7. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    I only met the guy a few times. He was always gracious and happy to talk about futzing with dive gear on board Calypso. I was never on the Calypso but was at a dinner once where my wife and I were talking to Cousteau and Silvia Earl. The local paper took the following photo and, after writing down our names, published it the next day. I was instantly elevated to undersea celebrity status. :):yeahbaby:

    @Sam Miller III NEhNNq.jpg

    P.S., I think Jacques was trying to show my wife how to find his hotel room later. :)
     
  8. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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  9. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @diversteve

    You deleted my post once before...

    I agree it certainly does not address the condition of the boat
    Therefore,
    Use your influence to immediately permanently delete the entire post

    Thanks

    Sam
     
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  10. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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    As you wish.
     

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