Patrick Smith

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Steve Lawson on May 30, 2017 at 20:44:55:

Patrick Smith, known to many divers for his presentations on local shipwrecks, passed away last Sunday, May 28. Captain Pat was an avid wreck and bug diver, author of several magazine articles and coauthor of the book, Shipwrecks of Southern California.

Just two years ago, Pat married Cindy Shaw underwater in the Aquarium of the Pacific before hundreds of friends and family members.

Cindy writes:

My beloved Captain Patrick Smith made his final dive into the deep blue beyond. A rare neuro-degenerative disease, CJD claimed his body so quickly but he will be with us always in our hearts and memories. Please share this with others for me. Patrick did not want a formal service but rather gatherings of friends wherever you may be to enjoy life and each other to the fullest. Our grown children have surrounded us with love and support the past weeks. We are all cherishing the memories so many are sharing. Love the ocean as he will always be there with us.

His mermaid,


Please honor him with loving thoughts and memories sent to cindydives@gmail.com

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