Note: This article was published at the beginning of our brand's origin on fordivers.com in 2012. No, this isn't breaking news, but considering that more than 10 years later, the work of our admired Mike remains relevant, we don't want this information and videos to be lost.
On February 4, 2012, Mike deGruy passed away in a helicopter accident in Australia while working on a documentary for National Geographic, accompanied by Australian producer and screenwriter Andrew Wight, who also died in the accident.
Mike deGruy might not have been a household name for ocean lovers, but you likely know Deep Blue, Pacific Abyss, or Titanic, three of his most significant works. His efforts in defending the marine environment and his commitment to uncovering the secrets of the oceans deserve recognition for his tremendous contribution to the defense of our seas and the Earth. In this more than recommended TED talk, he clearly demonstrates his passionate personality for underwater life and his dedication to oceanic species.
Mike, at 61, spent decades documenting the seabed as a cinematographer, producer, and documentary director, with standout works including The octopus show, Deep Blue, Pacific Abyss, Mysteries of the Shark Coast, The Sanctuary, and Titanic (the last two produced by James Cameron).
Mike deGruy's work is not only relevant for ocean enthusiasts but for everyone sharing this planet, as his efforts have contributed to a better understanding of the Earth and taught us to respect and conserve it.
We link small pieces that show the great work Mike did in our defense.
Mysteries of the Shark Coast