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Ray: A Life Underwater

Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives scours the seabed for treasure. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold. In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.

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A rogue with an eye for salvage – and the ladies – Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man’s deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.
dive diving scuba plymouth underwater artefact salvage treasure older elder pensioner




Copyright © 2011 Amanda Bluglass

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20 Sep – 22 Sep | Port Townsend, United States

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