Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hollywoods Love with the Water!!!

Besides the well known scuba diver, explorer and ecologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau, co-inventor of the aqua lung, many other Hollywood types are scuba divers. Tom Cruise and his wife Katie, Sandra Bullock, (who took up the sport to conquer her fear of being underwater), William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Nikki Taylor, Lauren Hutton, Gene Hackman, Lloyd Bridges (Sea Hunt), Kathleen Turner, Bill Gates, Penelope Cruz, James Cameron (Titantic), Joe Perry (Aerosmith) and Tiger Woods with his famous quote about scuba diving "The fish don't know who I am".

Flipper was a show that ran on NBC television from 1964 to 1967. I remember seeing the show for the first time in colour and was amazed by the underwater photography. Good family morals, and a happy ending made for great entertainment and my love of dolphins to this day. Who wouldn't as a kid want to live in the Florida Keys with water outside their door and a pet dolphin!!!

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