Ray: A Life Underwater

An amazing video documentary based on the life and commercial diving career of 75 year old commercial diver Ray Ives

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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.

Like a modern-day pirate, 75–year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life.

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 still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.

Produced and Directed by Amanda Bluglass www.amandabluglass.co.uk
Editor and Director of Photography: Danny Cooke www.dannycooke.co.uk
Dive photography: Neil Hope www.divingimages.co.uk
Sound track: Tony Higgins www.tonyhiggins.org

One thought on “Ray: A Life Underwater

  1. A nice gentle movie, ecompassing the quietness of the subsea world when we don’t have a broco rod in our hand. I have encountered Ray only possibly around Plymouth. It was good to see images of the Ninean Central Platform at Loch Kishorn and in the field.
    Currently in Thailand, blue sea hot beachs

    Regards Tony

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