Living Legend

Pioneer underwater filmmaker Stan Waterman enjoyed his final dive the week after his 90th birthday. Though he is hanging up his fins, his fascination with the sea is never-ending.

With his typical wit and inspiring style, Stan spoke about his life-long love of diving during a private celebration hosted by the Aggressor and Dancer Fleet to honor the fleet’s 30 years of liveaboard diving. It was aboard the Cayman Aggressor IV that Stan made his last dive trip.

In over 60 years of diving, Stan has filmed everything from underwater scenes in Hollywood movies to documentaries for the National Geographic, winning numerous awards, including five Emmys for his ground-breaking work.

For those of us who are passionate about diving, there is nothing like a great dive story. Stan always has some of the best. And there are few people who speak as eloquently about our passion as Stan does.
Through the years at Rec Diving, we’ve talked with him about favorite dives and heard him speak enthusiastically about countless diving destinations, and it never fails that we walk away planning our next dive trip!
Rec Diving’s Mary K Benton and Diane Richards with Stan Waterman

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