Diving With Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

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Diving With Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

Postby koimaster » November 20th 2017, 12:48am

“If I don’t get underwater at least once a month, I get dry rot,” oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle says, as she climbs a ladder and steps, dripping, into the small panga boat. For some people, that statement might be hyperbolic bluster, but for the 82-year-old National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, who’s been scuba diving, piloting submarines, and living in aquatic habitats since the 1950s, it’s entirely believable. And at an age when most people are more likely to be worried about slipping in the bath, for Dr. Earle, the expression “water is life” couldn’t be more apt.

They say to never meet your heroes. You’ll always be let down, the logic goes. I’ve had my share of crestfallen encounters with favorite authors, musicians, and adventurers. But there are always exceptions to a rule, and meeting Sylvia Earle did not disappoint. I had been invited by Rolex to remote Cabo Pulmo, on the Mexican Baja Peninsula, to meet and dive with their “testimonee” Earle over a few days. For an avid diver and student of diving history like myself, this was about as good as it could get: spending some precious time with Neptune’s daughter, in her natural habitat, as well as finding out more about Earle's Mission Blue ocean conservation initiative.

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Re: Diving With Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

Postby bedlam » November 20th 2017, 2:56am

Hodinkee does yet another breathless story about Rolex. I'm shocked, just shocked.

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Re: Diving With Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » November 20th 2017, 4:50pm

Lovely choice of title. Would perfectly suit a 1970s porn film.
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Re: Diving With Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

Postby TemerityB » November 20th 2017, 7:10pm

I'm not that big a fan of the Big H, but that's the best lead sentence I've ever read there. I'm a sucker for that kind of photography (bed especially), too.
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