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Posted by Jeff shaw on October 16, 2004 at 23:34:04:

I read a book and watched a DVD that had diving in it this weekend...

Plot Summary for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) DVD

Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys brothers, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef leaving Tony to carry on the business. But now he has a companion, Gwyneth Rhys.

Review: This was the cheeziest movie ever. but it had some hard hat diving in it. Reportedly one of the first movies filmed in Cinema scope. One character got severely bent, and their cure was to pack him in ice. He died. The melodrama was fun and I enjoyed quite a lot of UW footage. The best part was that it was $1.99 at Savon Drugstore.

Paperback from 1999.
A high tech wreck salvage mystery of an old spanish gallion. Some saturation diving. Lots of submarines, murder, ROVs and storms. Kind of a fun book.

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